Apex Legends Iron Crown Event is Going Live on All Platforms!
The Iron Crown Collection Event has kicked off today in Apex Legends! So what does this event all entail?
Limited Time – Solo Mode
When for starters, that Solo mode who heard was coming? It is finally here ladies and gentlemen, but for a limited time only. Fancy diving headfirst into the arena solo and becoming the king? Then feel free to do do, but it is too early to say if the solo mode will be staying around. Apex will be listening to fan feedback so if you like it let them know and you never know it might just stick around.
Octane Town Takeover
Part of Kings Canyon has been taken over by Octane and has done a bit of remodelling to boot, what can I say he is an adrenaline junkie. A few things you need to check out though, first is the mega jump pad, second is the Ring of fire baby, obliterate enemy squads with style! Apex Legends devs are always looking for new ways to weave Legend personalities into the map, and this change is permanent. If you fans like these town takeovers, they are definitely interested in keeping that trend alive.
Iron Crown Collection Pack
With this new event comes a new set of themed limited-timed content. Open Iron Crown Collection Packs for a 50/50 shot of either getting an Epic Item or a Legendary Item, from 24 themed sets. No Commons, Rares and no duplicates included in these packs. This divulging of loot boxes is a new policy; for more information, you can read about it here.
Iron Crown Event Store
With this new Iron Crown Event comes currency called Crowns, this new currency can be earned from completed challenges and Iron Crown Collection Packs. These Crowns can be spent in the new limited-time-only event store, to unlock Event-Limited Rare, Epic, and Legendary content.
If you happen to unlock all 24 Collection Packs, you’ll be able to unlock Bloodhound’s Heirloom Set with Apex Coins; this set will enter regular Apex Legends loot pool after this event ends.
Any unspent Crowns after this event has concluded will automatically convert to Crafting Metals. Remember everything to do with this event is limited!
Event Challenges with Free Loot
During the Iron Crown Collection Event, complete a variety of challenges to earn two Iron Crown Collection Packs, exclusive Iron Crown event badges, and Crowns.
And lastly of all!
Double Top 5 and Wins XP Weekend
From 10:00 a.m. PT on August 16 through 10:00 a.m. PT on August 19, players will earn double XP for Top 5 finishes and wins. Account Level and Battle Pass progression will be affected by this bonus.
Fixed issue where assigned challenges not resetting properly and giving rewards.
Fixed bug causing incorrect calculation of Kill/Death Ratio in player stats.
Fixed an issue where sometimes a Care Package would clip into map geometry.
Fixed a bug that was sometimes showing Apex Predator ranked players RP as zero when viewing the badge in the Lobby.
Fixed issue with players having connection issues when trying to join a squad that has already played a match.
Fixed issue where Daily and Weekly Challenges would reset earlier than communicated in the game.
[Xbox Only] Fixed bug where players would sometimes not receive “The Player” achievement when hitting level 50.
Fixed a bug where sometimes Arc Stars would attach to players and some objects at a distance and appear to float off of them.
Fixed bug where sometimes Arc Stars would not explode or do no damage when it detonates.
Fixed issue with players sometimes unable to unlock the “Double Duty” Badge.
Fixed bug where sometimes using a healing item while experiencing bad ping would cause them to heal for twice as much.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Added a Death Recap to the end of match summary that will display a damage summary of your last battle.
Improved the UI during the Match Summary to better show Battle Pass progression.
Added In-game Survey
While playing you may get a prompt that will pop up asking if you enjoyed the last match. This data will be helpful to us so please provide your input when you see it.
Added option to spectate your squadmates after dying.
Added option to “Invite Squad” in the Squad Tab.
Players should no longer lose RP when experiencing a server crash or disconnect in Ranked Mode.
Fixed issue where squadmates could not ping a friendly Wraith portal.
Fixed issue where players could pull other players out of a match by joining them, and then joining another friend from the Lobby.
Fixed issue where sometimes a player would get left behind from their squad in the Lobby after they enter a match.
Fixed issue where players would sometimes get a “Party Not Ready” error message even though they were no longer in a party.
Fixes that should improve overall game stability to reduce crashes.
Disruptor Rounds with Alternator:
Reduced Shielded damage multiplier 1.7 -> 1.55.
Designer Notes: Disruptor rounds on the alternator are shredding shields a bit too quickly and still proving to be stronger than intended, so we’re reducing the disruptor rounds multiplier on shield damage.
Increased Magazine Size for all tiers to the following:
Designer Notes: We’re giving the RE-45 a small boost in power by giving it one more round for every mag size. Downing a non-fortified enemy with the RE-45 with 0, 50, 75, and 100 shields requires 10, 14, 16, and 19 shots respectively, so this extra round gives the gun the ability to one-mag more armored enemies instead of leaving them barely alive.
Increased vertical and horizontal recoil. Slightly increased recoil pattern randomness.
Designer Notes: We’ve made these changes as we’ve seen that the R301 is a bit stronger than intended at long range. We’ve adjusted recoil to balance keeping it effective at medium to close range–which is the original intent–but it should be more difficult for players to auto fire and still laser enemies at long distances.
Made adjustments to Pathfinder’s and Low-Profile Legends hitboxes.
Taking shots to the hip now does torso damage instead of leg damage. This should more closely match the behavior of the other Legends.
Fixed a bug where activating a healing item would cancel the Ultimate for Legends that need to prime it [Bangalore / Pathfinder / Caustic / Gibraltar / Bloodhound]
Fixed an exploit where players would sometimes be able to still shoot while downed.
Increased the distance that Bloodhound can see traversal clues left by other players [but not other kinds of clues] to 25 meters.
Adjusted the area of effect for Bloodhound’s Tactical to 125 fov.
Based on player feedback, we’ve reduced the “hum” audio that’s playing while using Wraith’s Kunai.
Fixed issue where actions for Wrath would have a slight delay when her weapon is holstered and crouching or sliding while the kunai is equipped.
Fixed an exploit that allowed players to remove the cooldown for Wraith’s Tactical Ability.
Fixed bug where Mirage was able to stay invisible and still be able to shoot and melee when using his Ultimate on a zipline.
Fixed bug where sometimes Octane’s Jump Pad would not launch the player.
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