'Apex Legends' Update 1.57 Adds Season 8, Fuse and 30-30 Repeater: Patch Notes

Apex Legends Season 8 is officially live as update version 1.57 on PS4. The extensive patch brings Fuse to the game, alongside the 30-30 Repeater, Gold-tier magazines and more. There are also some pretty substantial nerfs for Wraith and Horizon as well. Read about them in Respawn's official patch notes below.

Apex Legends update Season 8 1.57 Patch Notes

New Content

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'Apex Legends' Season 8 arrives with update 1.57 on PS4. Read the full patch notes below. 'Apex Legends' is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Respawn Entertainment/EA

New Legend - Fuse

  • Passive: Grenadier - Stack an extra grenade per inventory slot. Fire grenades farther, faster, and more accurately.
  • Tactical: Knuckle Cluster - Launch a cluster bomb that continuously expels airburst explosives on impact.
  • Ultimate: The Motherlode - Launch a bombardment that encircles a target area in a wall of flames.

New Weapon - 30-30 Repeater

  • Hard-hitting rounds that reach 200 meters.
  • Requires rechambering rounds between shots and reloads one shot at a time. Allows for consistent ranged pressure.
  • Built-in charge that increases shot damage.

Mayhem Kings Canyon

  • Crash Site and Spotted Lake PoI, observation towers added and more. Overall, the map is more open in the northern part of the arena.

Gold-tier magazines

  • Essentially a purple magazine with a nearly automatic reload. It's available in light, heavy, sniper and Energy Weapon variety.

Quality of Life Updates

Damage counter

  • We have now added a damage counter to the HUD. This was a highly requested feature, so we're excited to allow people easier tracking for chasing those badges and challenges.

Pinging Ammo

  • Pinging weapons or ammo in your inventory displays your current ammo count along with "player wants ammo" in quick chat.

Color Blind update

  • Healing and reviving will now follow colorblind rules when colorblind settings are enabled.

Lore Blurbs on Canon Skins

  • Some of our skins are canon, and some are just for fun. For the skins that represent an important part of that character's backstory, we've added a small blurb to describe the significance of that skin in the Legend's life.

Legend Meta


  • Hitbox adjustments: She has a slightly larger hitbox compared to other small Legends.


  • Sheila angle increase from 120 degrees to 180 degrees.
  • Wall health in build phase increased from 1hp to 45hp (sniper rounds still pierce through).


  • Gravity Lift effective cooldown increased from 21s to 25s. The 15s cooldown timer will now start when the Gravity Lift disappears.


  • Hitting the jump pad from a standing position will launch players along a high arc (the speed and trajectory of the old super-jump).
  • From a crouched position, players will launch along a low arc, meaning they'll fly lower but farther in the horizontal direction.


  • Remove ability to stick arc stars to friendly drones.


  • Loot inside unopened care packages is now visible with Eye for Quality and accessible through the Black Market Boutique.


  • All gas now dissipates as soon as Caustic's team is eliminated.


  • Mirage decoys create footstep sounds.

Weapon Meta

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The 30-30 Repeater has the potential to offer consistent ranged damage in the right hands. Respawn Entertainment/EA

Fully Kitted Rotation

  • Removed: Wingman, Sentinel, Havoc, G7, Alternator.
  • Added: R-301, 30-30 Repeater, Mozambique, Longbow DMR, Spitfire.


  • We are removing the Gold Barrel from the loot pool.

Hop Ups

  • The Double Tap hop up will be removed from the loot pool.
  • The Anvil Rounds hop up will be added into the loot pool.


  • Bullet damage decreased from 16 to 15.


  • Bullet damage increased from 15 to 16.


  • Bullet damage increased from 18 to 19.
  • Reload speed increased from 2.8 seconds to 3.2.
  • Empty Reload speed increased from 3.33 seconds to 3.8.


  • Fire rate increased from 2.0 to 2.1.

Bug Fixes

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The northern section of Mayhem Kings Canyon should feel more open than the map's previous iteration. Respawn Entertainment/EA


  • Sonar abilities no longer stop Caustic's highlight vision.


  • Fixed a few exploitable areas on Kings Canyon that Loba was able to reach via her Bracelet.


  • Jumpads in Octane's town takeover no longer allow Rampart to place Sheila on them.
  • Fixed an issue with Rampart's passive persisting even after changing characters in Firing Range.


  • Fixed an issue causing the Havoc to have 100% accuracy when hip-fired through Rampart's Amped Cover.


  • Fixed a POV issue that occurred when using Horizon's abilities, then immediately going into ADS with a Peacekeeper.


  • Re-enabled ability to invite friends to a club from friend list.
  • Fixed an issue causing some users who have opted out of "Last Squad Invites" to not appear in club event timelines when placing in the top five of a match.
  • Failing to connect to the club database no longer leads to a misleading "Kicked from club" message.
  • Players will no longer be kicked from clubs when switching to another profile on Xbox.


  • Fixed an issue with crowds not cheering in Pathfinder's Town takeover.
  • Fixed an issue preventing some heirlooms from appearing in the heirloom shop.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Thermites to deal damage through certain walls on Olympus.

Apex Legends update version 1.57 is, in many ways, exactly what longtime players of the game expected. Following multiple reveals across several trailers, the content of the patch offers few surprises, despite how exciting it is for many fans. Fuse appears completely different from all recent Legend additions, and the 30-30 Repeater offers advantages not otherwise seen in the heavy weapon class. Based on how it's described, the Repeater seems like a worthy gun with a high skill ceiling. While many players may not find thrill in a weapon with both single reload and single fire, those who understand the benefits could do well with it. As for Kings Canyon, it's nice to see the classic map become a bit more open than it previously was without completely sacrificing beloved PoIs.

Beyond the Season 8 content, however, there will likely be lots of chatter about the various buffs and nerfs introduced for several popular Legends. Predictably, Wraith and Horizon are both being taken down a notch, as they are the most-used characters with the highest win rates. On the other end of the spectrum, Rampart gets a few minor buffs that make her less of a risk, though still not worth selecting to many, especially considering Motherlode will destroy her cover. Slightly more relevant, though, is Wattson. She'll be able to use her Ult to directly counter Fuse. We were expecting more from the Season 8 patch notes overall, but the changes listed above are fairly impactful nonetheless.

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

What are your thoughts on Apex Legends update 1.57? Are you enjoying Season 8 so far? Tell us in the comments section!