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Apex Legends Update 1.84 Event Patch Notes Today (December 7)

The Raiders Collection Event begins with today's update!

December 6, 2021

UPDATE: The 1.84 Apex Legends update has begun rolling out for pre-loading on December 6, but please note the patch will not be installable until the collection event begins on December 7 at 10AM PT.

A brand new Apex Legends update began rolling out for all supported platforms today (December 7) with plenty of changes, bug fixes, and the beginning of a brand new Collection Event.

To get you ready for the brand new Apex Legends ‘Raiders’ Collection Event, we’ve put together everything you need to know surrounding the new update, including the full patch notes.

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What’s New In Today’s Update?

As mentioned previously, today’s Apex Legends update marks the beginning of the Raiders Collection Event. The event will run from December 7th to December 21st, and feature new pirate-themed skins, challenges, and the return of the Winter Express LTM.

However, today’s update also includes a whole bunch of bug fixes, quality of life improvements, and Legend changes. The most notable Legend changes come to Wattson, Ash, and Valkryie, but Seer also received some balancing changes too.

For the full list of bug fixes and changes, check out the patch notes further down this article.

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Apex Legends December 7 Update and Patch Notes

Below you will find the official patch notes for the December 7 Apex Legends update, which brings the game to version 1.84 with the brand new ‘Raiders’ Collection Event.

LEGENDS

  • Wattson: Fixed the issue with fences “sticking” when trying to place a node near a fence.
  • Wattson: Fixed bug for cases where Wattson’s Fence nodes ignored player collision. 
  • Wattson: Fixed bug with the blueprint line not showing up to signify where the fence will be created.
  • Wattson: Fixed issue where Caustic’s Ultimate isn’t zapped by the Interception Pylon.
  • Wattson: Fixed bug where Arc Stars could stick to and damage the Interception Pylon
  • Ash: Based on feedback we’ve increased the audio presence of Ash’s Ultimate.
  • Ash will no longer “bleed” when shot and now displays sparks [like Pathfinder and Revenant].
  • Ash: fixed cases where a grid pattern would show on some rare and common skins.
  • Valkyrie / Revenant: Fixed a bug where using a Skydive with Death Totem at a specific time caused Valkyrie’s skydive to enter a bugged state.
  • Valkyrie: Fix for Birthright Skin where Valk’s jetpack control clips into her hands in first person. 

ARENAS

  • Arenas: Fixed bug where Seer could continuously charge his tactical after it’s reached zero uses.
  • Arenas: Reduced reconnect times since the matches are shorter than a Battle Royale match.
  • Arenas: Fix for missing ammo UI on the common, rare, or epic, CAR.
  • Arenas: Fix for missing horizontal black bars while spectating.  
  • Arenas: Fix for cases where the Death Tab is missing from the shop window.

ADDITIONAL BUG FIXES

  • Fixed issue with a spot on Storm Point where players could camp in unintended areas near Command Center.
  • We also addressed multiple minor bugs around the map ranging from misplaced kill triggers and holes in geo.
  • Bocek Compound Fracture Legendary skin bug: Fixed an issue where players would still see iron sights when aiming even if another sight is equipped.
  • R-301 Dynastic Cycle Legendary skin bug: Fixed an issue with the gun using a mix of two different skins.
  • Fixed bug for cases where the Loba Edition displays “No Price Found” when viewed in the store tab.
  • Based on feedback we’ve reduced the SFX on reactive skins for the Volt.
  • Fixed bug where players were unable to scroll downwards when looting a death box or black market.
  • Fixed bug that was preventing players from getting Rampart’s Heirloom even after buying all 24 event packs.
  • Fixed bug where players could skydive faster after spamming Ping.
  • Fixed issue with players seeing the 888 Elite Mode Badge constantly unlocking. 

BALANCE CHANGES

Seer

  • Decreased Focus of Attention detonation delay from 1.6s to 1.4s

Arc Star

Sticks

  • Base stick damage lowered from 30 -> 10
  • Shield Damage Multiplier increased from x3 -> x4 (stick on shielded enemy will now max out at 40 instead of 90)
  • Sticking an enemy now applies a slow debuff (reverting Legacy update change)

Non-Sticks

  • Slow duration is now driven by distance to the center of Arc Star detonation

Splatter Rounds

  • Removed increased magazine capacity

Crafting

  • Shotgun ammo, sniper ammo, and arrow crafting output reduced to a single stack

PRIVATE MATCH

  • Observer Mode – UI and Scoring Improvements for in-game stats menu.
  • Observer Mode – Reduced opacity on Loba’s Back Market for map & mini-map.
  • Observer Mode – Added toggle option to show next ring location.
  • Added [Team] Eliminated text in kill feed for Private Match Anonymous mode.
  • Admins now have the ability to end matches in either Observer or Player positions.
  • Fixed issue for real time API delay after running consecutive games.
  • New real time API events including:
    • Shots fired
    • Kill awarded
    • Line by line formatting
    • Unique player IDs

QUALITY OF LIFE

New Custom Reticle Color System

Custom Reticles are here! The new UI can be opened under Gameplay Settings by selecting the Customize option under Reticle.

Once in the new Custom Reticle UI you’ll be able to:

  • Select a color from some of our recommended favorites
  • Use the color and brightness sliders to find that perfect color
  • Manually enter an RGB color
  • Toggle between 4 different hand picked environments to preview your reticle

For more details on the December 7 Apex Legends update and the new Raiders Collection Event, visit the EA website.

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