Apex Legends Update Fixes Busted Banner Poses, Enhances DOS Protection

A new Apex Legends update has arrived, finally fixing the early game crashes caused by banner poses and enhancing the game's protection against hackers.

Published: October 20, 2021 1:44 PM /


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A small new Apex Legends update has arrived, finally fixing the problem with animated banner poses crashing your game and enhancing the Battle Royale's protection against DOS attacks.

The last few months of Apex Legends have been an absolute rollercoaster. The launch of the Evolution LTE ended up causing some problems with the game's servers. Another mistake happened a short while later when Respawn Entertainment erroneously awarded invalid items to players; fortunately, these players are being compensated for the mistake.

Naturally, Respawn has been hard at work to fix these minor missteps. Now, a brand-new patch -- albeit a small one -- has launched with fixes for some critical issues (and a handful of smaller annoying bugs, too).

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What's New in the Latest Apex Legends Update?

The first major addition in today's Apex Legends update is a fix for banner poses that could crash your game on launch. This bug was likely the reason why so many of your teammates were suddenly disconnecting at the start of a match over the last week or so; now, it shouldn't be a problem any longer.

Another major feather in Respawn's cap is an enhancement to DOS (Denial of Service) protection. Apex Legends had been occasionally hampered by server outages and high ping, and this additional DOS protection should help mitigate that issue going forward.

A number of other smaller fixes have arrived in this update including a fix for Pathfinder's Grapple cooldown, the removal of exploits related to Rampart's "Shiela" minigun, and more; you can read about all of the changes in the full Apex Legends update patch notes.

In the meantime, you can play Apex Legends for free on PC and consoles via its official website; you have less than two weeks to enjoy the tail end of Season 10. After that, we'll see the debut of a new Legend (and probably a new map, too).

Were you annoyed by the constant disconnects that have been fixed with today's Apex Legends Update? Do you think the new tropical map will be good? Let us know in the comments below!

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Electronic Arts
Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
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