'Apex Legends' Update 1.23 Adds Duos Mode & More - Patch Notes

Apex Legends update 1.23 is officially live, bringing the highly anticipated Duos mode to the game. Read more about the patch in the patch notes below, courtesy of a post on the game's official subreddit.

Apex Legends Update 1.23 Patch Notes

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'Apex Legends' update 1.23 is live, and it brings Duos mode to the game. Read the full patch notes below. 'Apex Legends' is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Respawn Entertainment/EA

WELCOME TO THE FIRING RANGE

From the lobby, you can now select the firing range. Here you can practice playing around with all the weapons, items, and Legends.

  • Can enter the firing range solo or with your squad.
  • You can change to any Legend and use their abilities and ultimates.
  • All loot items are available to play with including weapons, attachments, and hop-ups.
  • Target DUMMIES available to practice those headshots.
  • Future improvements to come! Please give us your feedback.

WEAPONS

  • Wingman
    • Reduced the headshot multiplier: 2.15 -> 2.1
  • Changes to Projectile Collision: We've increased the projectile width on some weapons so they are easier to hit with. We made this change to the TripleTake in Season 2 and the following will be updated for this patch:
    • Shotguns: All shotguns will have projectiles with a small amount of width.
    • L-STAR
    • Snipers: The Longbow DMR, Kraber, and G7 Scout.

QUALITY OF LIFE

  • In an effort to surface easier challenges to players more often and offer a balanced set of challenges each day, Daily Challenge distribution has been adjusted so players are guaranteed to receive 1 easy, 1 medium, and 1 hard challenge.
  • You can now spend Legend Tokens to reroll Daily Challenges.
    • Cost increases with each purchase before capping out at 1000 Legend Tokens.
      • First reroll: 200 Legend Tokens
      • Second reroll: 500 Legend Tokens
      • Third or more reroll: 1000 Legend Tokens for each reroll.
    • Cost resets every day
  • You can now adjust the game cursor velocity in Settings -> Controller. This will apply to cursor velocity in all menus including the Lobby, Pause/Inventory menus, and Death Box inventories.
  • We now show you what Music Pack you have selected while dropping into the map. If you only have the "default" Pack selected you won't see anything.
  • Improved flow from Lobby to Match that fixes some minor bugs and will hopefully get players into matches a bit faster.
    • Disabling pregame spawning of players before character selection. This will address cases where players might hear someone voice comms or other sounds before the Legend selection starts.
    • The "Waiting for Players..." transition now shows the game world instead of a black screen.
    • Removed the 5 second countdown that would start at the beginning of Legend selection.
  • Player will now be able to view the ammo types of their squadmates equipped weapons when in the inventory menu.
  • [Controller] you can now open the quip wheel by holding down on the dpad (you can still do it the old way - open ping menu and press Y)
  • [PC] Quick Chat binding should now auto bind to F1 if it isn't bound to anything (assuming nothing is already bound to F1)

RANKED MODE

  • Players will no longer receive a penalty for abandoning a match if they leave after 2 and a half minutes have passed since their Banner was picked up after dying. As a reminder: players will be warned via the menus if their leaving may trigger abandon penalties; if the warning does not show up players are free to leave.

The big feature of update 1.23, is of course, Duos mode. Fans have been asking for Duos in Apex Legends since the game launched in February, and Respawn is finally ready to deliver on the request. In contrast to standard Apex play, which features trios of Legends, this special queue allows two-person teams to take part in Battle Royale action across the World's Edge map. Duos modes have been an ongoing staple for titles like Fortnite and PUBG, but, due to the complex character balancing of Apex, this is the first time it will be featured.

With the release of Duos, however, it's worth noting that the Halloween-themed Fight of Fright event has come to an end. With it, all the spooky themed cosmetics that have been in the game over the past few weeks are now gone for at least the next year. Duos is also only available for a limited time, so make sure to dive into the new queue as soon as possible.

Apex Legends is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

What are your thoughts on Duos mode coming to Apex Legends? Are you excited to see what update 1.23 has to offer? Tell us in the comments section!

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