'Apex Legends' Update 1.29 Adds Valentine's Day Rendezvous Event - Patch Notes

Update: The Valentine's Day Rendezvous event has been delayed until February 11 at 1 p.m. EST. Plans changed after several players discovered event content was not dispalying for them. The original article is below.

Unfortunately the Valentine's Day Rendezvous event is postponed until tomorrow and we’ll provide updates when it goes live. Sorry for any confusion!

— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) February 11, 2020


Apex Legends update 1.29 is officially live, and it kicks off the Valentine's Day Rendezvous event announced in a Monday-afternoon blog post. While the event itself doesn't offer much beyond a returning mode, XP boosts and a couple charms, there's just enough here to keep players interacting with the recently released Season 4 content. Read the patch notes below courtesy of a post on the game's official subreddit.

Apex Legends update 1.29 Patch Notes

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'Apex Legends' update 1.29 is live with Valentines Day Rendezvous content, including this cool Nessie charm. Read the patch notes below. 'Apex Legends' is available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Respawn Entertainment/EA

What's in the Valentine's Day Rendezvous:

  • Log-in to collect your Valentines 2020 Badge
  • Duos returns for a limited time
  • "Double Up" XP Boost
    • Squad up with a buddy and earn double XP (up to 20k per day)
  • New and Returning Valentine's items
    • Two new Pathfinder and Nessie gun charms
    • Return of last year's "Through the Heart" DMR and "Love of the Game" Banner at discount

The main incentive for update 1.29 is the Valentine's Day Rendezvous content. As described above, the event runs through February 18 and features a collectible, badge, the return of Duos and double XP rewards for those who squad up in the limited-time mode. But, as with any Apex Legends event, the Valentine's Day Rendezvous wouldn't be complete without new cosmetics to unlock and buy. Leaks revealed new charms for Pathfinder and Nessie, and that's exactly what you'll get. The existing "Through the Heart" DMR skin and "Love of the Game" Banner will be sold at a discount as well.

This update arrives mere hours after the release of patch 1.28, which was quietly deployed in an attempt to solve Season 4 performance issues across PS4 and Xbox One. While most users suggest the new build improves the situation, there's still lots of work to be done to ensure instances of stuttering are stamped out for good. Because it looks like update 1.29 is focused almost entirely on content, though, don't expect any big framerate overhauls today.

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

What are your thoughts on the Valentine's Day Rendezvous in Apex Legends? Are your performance issues solved after installing update 1.29? Tell us in the comments section!