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February 04, 2020 Patch
Season4 Harvester after
Version number 4.0
Previous patch January 14, 2020 Patch
Next patch February 19, 2020 Patch

The February 04, 2020 Patch is a major patch.

New content[ | ]

Legends[ | ]

Bloodhound Icon Bloodhound
  • Downing (not killing) players add 5 seconds to Beast of the Hunt Beast of the Hunt timer. It is possible to exceed starting time with successive kills.
Crypto Icon Crypto

Weapons[note 1][ | ]

Update to iron-sights accuracy[note 2]
Charge Rifle Icon Charge Rifle
  • Now uses 1 ammo per shot.
  • Reduced mag size from 12 to 4.
G7 Scout Icon G7 Scout
  • Moved from “Sniper” to the “Assault Rifle” class.
    • Now only accepts AR optics and attachments [including barrel stabilizers and stock].
    • Still accepts Double Tap Trigger Double Tap Trigger.
    • Contributes to progress for stats/challenges for AR’s moving forward.
  • Reduced fire rate from 4.5 to 4.0.
  • Increased time between shots for Double Tap from 0.425 to 0.475.
  • Fixed bug where G7 had 0 ADS air spread, making it the only gun that was perfectly accurate on ziplines, etc.
  • Removed from Care Package and can now be found around the map.
    • Uses Energy Ammo Energy Ammo.
    • Reloading has been removed and the L-STAR will overheat after a sustained fire so best to fire in short bursts to reduce overheating and recoil.
  • Reduced damage from 19 to 18.
  • Reduced fire rate from 12 to 10.
  • Less horizontal view kick when the weapon fires.
Devotion LMG Icon Devotion LMG[note 3]
HAVOC Rifle Icon HAVOC Rifle
  • Reduced horizontal recoil.[note 4]
  • No longer accepts the Turbocharger Turbocharger hop-up [turbocharger has been removed from the game] but can still equip Selectfire Receiver Selectfire Receiver.
  • Decreased time between shots when using Select Fire hop-up from 0.77 to 0.56.
R-99 SMG Icon R-99 SMG
  • Reduced damage per shot from 12 to 11.
  • Increased magazine size for the first 3 tiers from (18 / 20 / 23 / 27) to (20 / 22 / 24 / 27).
Prowler Burst PDW Icon Prowler Burst PDW
  • Increased damage from 14 to 15.
Hemlok Burst AR Icon Hemlok Burst AR
  • Increased single-shot rate of fire from 5.6 to 6.4.
Wingman Icon Wingman
  • Adjusted magazine size from (4 / 6 / 8 / 10) to (5 / 6 / 7 / 8).
EVA-8 Auto Icon EVA-8 Auto
Mastiff Shotgun Icon Mastiff Shotgun
  • Fixed an exploit that players discovered and reported where you could rapidly fire the Mastiff.
Fully kitted weapons rotated for Season 4 Season 4

Loot[ | ]

  • Energy Ammo Energy Ammo: Increased pickup from 20 to 30.[note 7]
  • Backpack lvl3 Gold Backpack: Now shows a yellow bar on the HUD to better convey to the player when they are using or being revived with the perk.

Bug fixes[ | ]

  • Fixed bug that was causing players that reached account level 500 to crash or access their inventory or store.
  • Fixed bug where player level text would appear on the badges of level 100 badge when it wasn't supposed to.
  • Fixed bug for some cases where players were unable to equip weapons from care packages when attempting to swap it with an existing weapon.
  • Fixes for a few bad spots in World's Edge where players were getting stuck or getting to places they shouldn't - thank you to everyone that's been capturing and reporting these issues and keep them coming!
  • Fixed bug where sometimes when the Jumpmaster disconnects then the followers in their squad would float in mid-air and be unable to unfollow.
  • General stability fixes.

Quality of life[ | ]

  • Fixes for cases where approaching the edge of the Circle would make the player's screen turn almost all white.
  • Updated colorblind settings based on player feedback.
  • Community Request: added a Random Favorites option for unlocked skins that can be found in the Legend customization menu.
    • You’ll see an option to “favorite” skins you’ve unlocked (Y/Triangle button on consoles).
    • Choosing the Random Favorite option from the skins menu will randomly cycle your chosen favorite Legend skins in between matches.
Random Favorite
  • Increased the timer for when you can still be credited for an assist after dealing damage from 5 seconds to 7.5 seconds.
  • Nerfed the Roller that falls from the Loot Drone.
    • Reduced damage.
    • Decreased radius of splash damage.
    • Updated the visual FX to the explosion for better visibility.
Cargo Bot Roller
  • “Target Compensation” and “Melee Target Compensation” options have been moved to the “Advanced Look Controls” menu.

Ranked Leagues[ | ]

Some changes are coming to lose forgiveness to reduce abuse of the system. Loss forgiveness when a teammate leaves or fails to connect is unchanged and is working as intended. We will be limiting the RP loss forgiveness when you leave once per day. If you exceed once per day more than three times per ranked series, you lose all forgiveness for the remainder of that series. Once these limits are reached players will no longer receive RP loss forgiveness when abandoning a match, regardless of the reason for quitting. We will continue to display prompts that alert you that leaving will count, and now will alert you when you are about to run out of loss forgiveness games. The scaling penalties are the same as the last Series.

Last Abandoned Game Forgiveness

Screen displayed when three used forgiveness abandons are used.

Players crashing with DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG[ | ]

Some players are experiencing an issue where Apex is crashing with a "DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG" error message. We are working closely with NVIDIA to help determine the cause of the issue and provide gamers with a solution (via updated driver or game patch) as soon as possible.

Matchmaking update[ | ]

With this patch, we’ll be pushing out changes globally to matchmaking that we’ve been testing in specific regions. We’re well aware that this has been a contentious topic among players and there’s been some misinformation out there so just to be clear: skill-based matchmaking has existed in Apex since launch and we’ll be continuing to improve it over time.

Undocumented changes[ | ]

  • Pathfinder has been moved from a Support Support Legend to a Recon Recon Legend.
  • Added a “You’re welcome” voice-over quip that can be used with F1/Down/Down after being thanked.
  • Updated the Season 3 Icon Reckoner Longbow DMR skin, which now features a fast, dynamic effect across it.

Developer notes[ | ]

  1. We want to shift up what weapons are the strongest. Also, we're aiming to reduce the power of some weapons that seem too strong and give a little boost to some weapons that haven't been performing as well as we'd like.
  2. Apex guns move around subtly while ADS -- they rotate and sway as you move your aim, they bob up and down and side to side while moving, etc. We have special tech that makes sure the reticle on the optics stays centered even as the gun moves around a bit. However, until Season 4 Season 4, the iron sights on weapons didn't have this tech. That meant that the iron sights reticles could move around with the weapon and be slightly inaccurate -- they wouldn't point at the screen center where the next shot would fire. With Season 4 Season 4, we have updated most of the weapons' iron sights to properly stay centered now. Not all iron sights are upgraded yet, but we will be updating the remaining weapons as this season progresses.
  3. The Devotion was chosen to go into the crate for a couple of reasons. Mainly 1) it is an energy ammo LMG, and so is the L-STAR, and 2) data shows us that a fully kitted Devotion is one of the strongest weapons in the game, and could work at crate power level.
  4. With the removal of the Turbocharger Turbocharger, we wanted to buff the base HAVOC. Most notably, we are reducing horizontal recoil and making it easier to control.
  5. Our goal here is to create a deeper, more balanced long-range meta. Since snipers shared ammo types with SMGs and LMGs, there wasn't a great way to put ammo scarcity on sniper rifles without really penalizing the more ammo hungry weapons that used the same ammo type. So for Season 4 Season 4, we’ve added a new class of ammo that only applies to Sniper Rifles that we hope will have players being careful about the shots they take and limit how long they can pressure targets at long range before having to reposition.
  6. This change went out earlier than intended in the last update and should make sense with other changes in this patch but we wanted to include it here as well for players returning for Season 4 that were not aware.
  7. Most ammo players pick up comes from packs that spawn next to energy weapons on the ground. Now that there are only 2 energy ammo weapons in Apex, we needed to up the ammo per brick to keep energy ammo from being too scarce.