Apex Legends’ Dec. 3 patch is usually about out-of-game modifications, like giving gamers tons of of more ranges to progress by way of, and some high quality of life updates. The patch additionally guarantees a highly-requested steadiness change for the close to future.

The Peacekeeper is Apex Legends’ strongest commonplace shotgun, and considered one of its finest all-around weapons. In reality, the gun is so good that it’s most likely considered one of Apex Legends’ finest weapons interval. Since the sport’s launch gamers have complained in regards to the power of the shotgun and requested for it to be toned down. Respawn has patched the weapon fairly just a few occasions, but it surely’s nonetheless stubbornly caught round as a go-to for many gamers.

This newest patch doesn’t precisely nerf the shotgun, however in a piece referred to as “The Peacekeeper,” Respawn does give gamers an replace on the place the gun is at and the way its making an attempt to repair it.

We’ve heard suggestions loud and clear that the Peacekeeper remains to be feeling too highly effective after newest modifications. We are working to push out more tweaks to handle it ASAP and can put up particulars on timing and what these modifications shall be quickly.

So on this patch, The Peacekeeper obtained a promise if a future nerf. For now although, gamers will simply must take care of it.

As for the Dec. 3 patch’s different modifications, Respawn raised the extent cap from 100 to 500, giving gamers loads of new unlocks to obtain, some new level-based weapon charms, and 400 new account ranges to progress by way of.

The patch additionally brings gamers just a few new high quality of life modifications together with a setting that may allow you to resolve whether or not taking injury stops you from looting, and improved circle places that ought to make certain late-game circle finish in higher locations.

For a take a look at all of the modifications coming to Apex Legends as a part of the Dec. 3 patch, you’ll be able to view the full patch notes beneath.

Apex Legends Dec. 3 patch notes

Player degree modifications

  • Player Level cap elevated from 100 -> 500
  • XP required to hit degree 100 has been diminished by roughly 5% to easy out per degree XP will increase
  • Players can now earn 199 Apex Packs by degree 500 (beforehand 45)
  • Level 2 – 20: One pack each degree
  • Level 22 – 300: One pack each two ranges
  • Level 305 – 500: One pack each 5 ranges
  • You will proceed to earn 600 Legend Tokens per degree
  • Apex Packs rewards shall be retroactive
  • Players can even earn a Player Level Gun Charm each 100 Player Levels

New gun charms

  • 36 new Gun Charms are going into Apex Packs at Epic and Legendary tier.
  • Gun charms can even seem within the Rotating Shop for gamers preferring direct buy.

The Peacekeeper

We’ve heard suggestions loud and clear that the Peacekeeper remains to be feeling too highly effective after newest modifications. We are working to push out more tweaks to handle it ASAP and can put up particulars on timing and what these modifications shall be quickly.

Quality of Life

  • Helmets and armor ought to now be more colorblind suitable and seem barely more vibrant – please tell us if this improves the expertise for you!
  • Added on/off setting that determines if taking injury whereas looting a deathbox closes the menu. You can toggle this within the Gameplay part of settings.
  • Improvements to ultimate circle places to assist dangerous finish places and supply more selection.
  • Players which have auto-sprint enabled can now dash out of a slide by utilizing L3.
  • Added examine animation for Lifeline’s Heirloom.
  • Fixed bug the place “Thank you” key turned unbound. It’s now again to its authentic default: “F1”.
  • [PC ONLY] Fixed situation the place utilizing any arrow key after deciding on a quantity discipline within the settings would soar to the following choice as an alternative of adjusting the chosen worth.
  • Gold Armor spawn price has been diminished.
  • Players will now obtain a immediate permitting them to cancel Finishers in progress.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug the place different gamers would look like within the mistaken Rank (e.g. they’re really Apex Predator however seem Bronze IV)
  • Bunch of bug fixes to World’s Edge associated to collision, geometry, provide bins spawning in dangerous areas, and instances the place loot couldn’t be picked up in sure areas close to Geyser.
  • Fixed bug the place typically the Respawn Dropship can be silent when arriving.
  • Fixed bug the place Bangalore would reference the Skullpiecer hop-up when pinging a Wingman.
  • Fixed situation the place participant banner would seem off middle within the match abstract / squad eradicated screens.
  • Fixed a visible bug the place the progress bars for Shield Cells and Phoenix Kits appeared desaturated and laborious to learn.
  • Fixed bug the place gamers have been capable of immediately revive in sure places.
  • Fixed bug for uncommon instances the place a participant was unable to revive a teammate whereas exterior the Ring.
  • Fixed bug the place the visible FX for the knockdown protect would stay seen after being destroyed by an enemy.
  • Fixed bug the place equipping the EVA-8 Auto Shotgun Double Tap hop-up would take away the speed of fireplace enhance from geared up shotgun bolt.
  • Fixed bug the place some Legends would relay incorrect “ability not ready” sound FX when making an attempt to activate a capability that was nonetheless on cooldown.
  • Fixed a visible bug the place typically when a Legend begins utilizing a Shield Cell it causes their weapon to look like briefly floating previous their arm.
  • Fixed bug the place typically the Train’s lead automobile would detach from the remainder of the Train after a participant stops after which begins it again up.
  • Fixed bug for instances the place gamers might get crushed by the Train whereas standing close to the again of the entrance automobile.
  • Fixed bug the place Legend’s faces would seem distorted in third individual throughout matches and whereas looking stock.
  • Fixed points with corrupted graphics and body drops that we discovered have been associated to detonating ordnance in sure places inflicting object to set off dangerous pixels.
  • Fixed bug for instances the place flying Crypto’s Drone close to the Train may cause Crypto to maneuver round with out participant enter.
  • Fixed a bug the place Crypto’s tactical hud regarded prefer it was caught recharging till you used it.
  • Fixed bug for instances the place a deathbox wouldn’t come to relaxation on stairs and gamers have been unable to retrieve the participant’s Banner Card..

Update to Knockdown Shields

  • KO protect safety now extends over and behind the participant’s head.
  • Changes to Shield well being
  • Common [gray]: 100hp -> 200hp
  • Rare [blue]: 250hp -> 450hp
  • Player motion velocity whereas KO Shield is energetic diminished: .65 -> .55

Firing Range

  • Friendly hearth is now supported! You can toggle it on and off within the setting menu. The choice solely seems if more than one participant is within the Firing Range with you.
  • [PC ONLY] Fixed instances the place gamers couldn’t enter the Firing Range.
  • Fixed numerous points associated to gamers in different realms affecting one another in Firing Range together with:
  • Seeing different Legends talents and animations that aren’t in your realm.
  • Invisible zip strains.


Wattson’s Trophy System

  • The trophy system is now considerably more aggressive in the way in which it shoots down grenades. Rather than simply figuring out between incoming and outgoing projectiles, it now predicts the trajectory of grenades thrown throughout the interception zone and intercepts them if they may land wherever inside that zone. This signifies that no grenade can contact any floor throughout the interception zone no matter staff, however gamers can hearth grenades outwards from wherever throughout the zone.