'Apex Legends' Update 1.16 Brings Solos and Iron Crown Event – Patch Notes
Apex Legends update 1.16 just released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The large client update adds the Season 2 Battle Pass to the game and introduces the Iron Crown event The patch notes arrive courtesy of a post on the EA website.
Apex Legends 1.16 Patch Notes
- Limited-Time Mode – Solos
- Octane Town Takeover
- Double XP for Top 5 and Wins Weekend
- A special Iron Crown Collection Pack and Iron Crown Event Store
- With Bloodhound Heirloom Set Preview
- Exclusive event challenges with free loot
Limited-Time Mode – Solos
That’s right, we’re finally dipping our toes in the Solo waters. While we are committed to Apex Legends delivering a competitive, three-player squad experience, we’re going to put Solos in for a limited time. We are always striving to ensure healthy matchmaking across all modes, so it’s too early to say whether Solos will be permanent or not, but we’re going to watch and see what happens. As always, we want to hear your feedback, so let us know what you think.
Octane Town Takeover
Octane has taken over part of Kings Canyon and done a bit of remodeling to better suit his adrenaline-seeking tendencies. Check out the mega jump pad course and Ring of Fire to eliminate enemy squads in style. We’re always looking for new ways to weave Legend personalities into the map, and this change will remain part of Kings Canyon even after the event ends. If the community enjoys these types of town takeovers we’ll look into adding more for other Legends in the future.
A special Iron Crown Collection Pack
Apex Legends Collection Events bring a set of themed, limited-time content to Kings Canyon. Open Iron Crown Collection Packs for a 50% shot at an Epic item and a 50 percent shot at a Legendary item from a set of 24 themed items. No Commons, no Rares, and no duplicates will be included in these packs.
Iron Crown Event Store
The Iron Crown Collection Event also introduces a new event currency, Crowns, which can be earned from challenges and received from Iron Crown Collection Packs. Crowns can be spent in the new limited-time event store to unlock Event-Limited Rare, Epic, and Legendary content.
During the event, if you unlock all 24 Iron Crown Collection Pack items, you’ll be able to get Bloodhound’s Heirloom Set with Apex Coins. The Bloodhound Heirloom Set will enter the standard Apex Pack bonus pool after the Iron Crown Preview Event ends.
Unspent Crowns will automatically convert to Crafting Metals at the end of the event. All Iron Crown Collection Packs and Iron Crown Store content are Event Limited.
Event Challenges with Free Loot
During the Iron Crown Collection Event, complete a variety of challenges to earn two Iron Crown Collection Packs, exclusive Iron Crown event badges, and Crowns.
Double Top 5 and Wins XP Weekend
From 10:00 a.m. PT on August 9 through 10:00 a.m. PT on August 12, players will earn double XP for Top 5 finishes and wins. This bonus will affect both Account Level and Battle Pass progression.
This update is 1.98 GBs on PC and a huge patch for Apex Legends players. The second season event, Iron Crown, gives the battle royale plenty more depth to mess around with. The brand new Solos mode allows players their first chance to fight on the battlefield without having teammates to carry them or hold them back. With new event challenges, bonus XP weekends and plenty of changes to heroes, there’s no telling what the next few weeks might also bring.
The Town Takeover adds a mini amusement park to the center of the map, allowing you to swing through hoops of fire while netting kills. Like Fortnite’s The Block, it gives users plenty of opportunity to try out different strategies or mechanics while flying Pathfinder through the air.
Apex Legends is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Content courtesy of Newsweek.com published on , original article here.