Apex Legends Valentine’s Event Coming Soon
Respawn’s founder Vince Zampella delivered an update that described the wondrous effect the game is having, as well as confirming the game will soon be beginning a special event.
The event will celebrate Valentine’s Day with limited-time themed loot, although details about the event or the loot weren’t given. What we do know is that Season One of the game will begin next month, and that will be introducing a Battle Pass, new Legends, more weapons, and new loot. As soon as we hear any more about these, we’ll let you know.
Beginning today, February 12th, and also taking place on February 19th, those who prefer to watch the game might want to tune into the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge. The challenge sees 48 of the biggest Twitch streamers compete against each other, and you can see the action here.
This all comes amidst a stunning first week for the game. Since its launch last Monday, over 25 million players have played the game. Last weekend even saw 2 million concurrent players on the servers at its peak. The result is that EA’s shares have increased by 6.2%, something that will come as a relief after they dropped by 10.6% after the Q3 earnings declaration. It seems like Apex Legends couldn’t have come at a better time and their “different go-to-market strategy” has done the trick.
It seems fitting to let Zampella have the final word, so we’ll do just that:
From everyone here at Respawn, thank you. The community’s excitement for Apex Legends is electric, and we feel it here at the studio. We couldn’t have gotten where we are without you and look forward to having you on this journey with us.
Apex Legends Valentine’s Day Patch and Event Now Live
The Apex Legends Valentine’s Day patch and Event are now live. Not only does this mean that players can earn themselves some extra cosmetics, it also means there’s a small set of performance tweaks and bug stomps to enjoy.
The patch notes have been posted on Reddit and mainly cover the event itself as well as stability improvements. It’s not a huge list, so here’s the whole thing:
Added “Live Die Live” Banner Badge: Revive a member of your squad between 2/13 and 2/19 to earn this limited time badge.
Added Valentines Day cosmetic items to the store. They will be live and available in the store starting 2/13 until 2/19 and then they’re gone!
“Through the Heart” Longbow Epic DMR skin
“Love of the Game” Pathfinder banner frame
STABILITY / BUGS / PERFORMANCE / QoL
Various improvements and tweaks to UI.
Extended timeout that was causing players with slower hard drives to crash.
Addressed a number of client and server stability issues.
Fixed exploit where you could keep duplicating items in your inventory.
Addressed a number of stability and performance issues.
Fixed issue where players would get a gray screen in lobby when connecting for the first time.
Fixed issue where your friends list showed all your friends as offline and unable to party.
Shortened duration of Bloodhound’s Eye of the Allfather clones to remain in the world by 1 second.
Arc Star now displays a grenade warning indicator.
Addressed a number bugs with map geo like holes you could fall through and areas that players could get stuck in plus a bunch of other polish issues.