Apex Legends August 20 Update Nerfs Devotion And Fixes Technical Issues

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We all knew this was coming. A new season of Apex Legends means new issues for developer Respawn to solve. Fans of the game have been enjoying the new Legend, Rampart, but they also have encountered several annoying bugs and server issues.

Respawn released a small patch yesterday that addressed these issues and also brought some much-needed balancing changes. For example, the overpowered Devotion went through some changes. The damage of the gun was reduced by one point and recoil was also increased. The patch also reduced the number of spawns of the Devotion and Turbocharger. The number of Gold Helmets, Gold Backpacks, and Gold Incap Shields was also reduced, so now fewer players will have these items equipped.

These changes should make the game more balanced for now, but I expect a nerf for the Volt is coming soon as that gun is currently too strong for its own good.

You can read the complete patch notes of the update below and on the official Trello post.

Apex Legends August 20 Patch Notes

Addresses the following:

  • Rampart Amped Wall client error in softened gore locales
  • Fix a server error causing immediate disconnects when Rampart puts down a wall
  • Fix an error caused in some instances where a player is on Rampart's turret when it is destroyed
  • Issue around specific Bloodhound skin getting a stretched neck while using Rampart turret. We are still working on this issue for Lifeline's Guardian Angel skin
  • Rampart's "Boom" finisher line from playing across the map
  • Kill stat tracking for R-99 not displaying properly

Additionally, we are publishing a playlist update later today to do the following:

  • Reduce Devotion damage [17 -> 16] , and increases recoil - these are quick changes we can make now, more adjustments to Devotion that take more time to do will come later.
  • Reduce number of Devotions and Turbochargers spawned
  • Reduced number of gold helms, gold backpacks and gold incap shields

So what do you think? Have you been playing Apex Legends Season 6 recently? Do you think there is any other gun that needs a buff or nerf? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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