Apex Legends Update Today (April 12) - Patch Notes, War Games Event

War Games is almost here!

It looks like a brand new update has been released on April 12 for Apex Legends. We’ve got everything you need to know about the update, including the patch notes and the brand new War Games Event.

We’re only a few weeks away from the launch of Season 9, and the leaks are already in full force. You can read more about the three new weapons leaked for Season 9 at the link below.

Apex Legends Update (April 12) – Patch Notes

As of writing, no official patch notes have been released for the Apex Legends update on April 12. As soon as the patch notes are released this article will be updated.

UPDATE: As of writing, there are still no official patch notes for the latest 1.65 Update. However, Apex Legends did Tweet out that a brand new Mirrors Edge charm is available in game right now.

As this update will likely be for the upcoming War Games Event, you can check out the information regarding the War Games Event below. This information was taken from the official Apex Legends website.



We’re kicking things off with a bang on April 13th with our first modifier: Second Chance. In this modifier, each Legend is granted one free respawn per match. Once a Legend is killed, their Respawn Token is consumed as they rise again from their current location retaining all their weapons and gear. After a short duration, the player respawns high in the air to skydive back into the action.

Note that, while Second Chance is active, Players will be unable to Unlock Assassin, Wake, or Wrath badges, since these prestigious badges would be far easier to unlock in this mode. 


Then we shake up your ideal drop strategy with Ultra Zones! Ultra Zones introduce the concept of multiple Hot Zones within a single map. More epic loot, more gold items! But wait, there’s more! Each Hot Zone is enveloped in a Flash Point—a returning feature from a Season 6 LTM. For those who don’t already know, Flash Points are enormous, glowing bubbles that replenish your HP and shields when you stand in them. In this mode, consumable items are still available as normal throughout the loot pool.


Tune-in mid event for Auto Banners. In this modifier we’ve made a rather small but spicy change to squadmate respawning. Your Squadmates Banner Cards are automatically retrieved! No need to loot their death box to retrieve their Banner Cards, just head straight to a respawn beacon. The loot pool has been altered to contain more Mobile Respawn Beacons too.


Feel the pressure with Killing Time. This event speeds up the match as Legends fall. During a round, whenever a Legend dies, the round time is reduced. If any given round is a massacre, you can bet that ring will be closing real quick! Keep an eye on the round timer and the ring in this modifier.


We’re closing out the event with Armor Regen. That’s right: your armor regenerates over time at a rate of 12 points per second. Whenever you take damage, your armor will begin regenerating after an 8-second delay. This delay is doubled to 16 seconds if your armor gets cracked. One last thing for this mode: there are no Shield Cells in the loot pool!

Modifier Schedule

All modes begin and end during mornings, PT time.

  • Second Chance: Tuesday, 4/13 – Thursday, 4/15
  • Ultra Zones: Thursday, 4/15 – Monday, 4/19
  • Auto Banners: Monday, 4/19 – Wednesday, 4/21
  • Killing Time: Wednesday, 4/21 – Friday, 4/23
  • Armor Regen: Friday, 4/23 – Tuesday, 4/27

As you can see, each takeover mode only lasts for a few days at most.

Apex Legends War Games LTM Release Date

The brand new War Games Event is set to kick off on April 13.

The event is set to feature a collection of never-before-seen playlist modifiers, a new rewards track, and new challenges. If you want to read more about the brand new War Games event, including information about the rewards and new skins, then checkout the link below.

Apex Legends Season 9

Season 9 of Apex Legends is set to begin on May 4, 2021. DualShockers will have all the information you need leading up to the release of Season 9. You can already find existing articles covering the latest leaks, news, and more right here.

We will also have even more news, guides, and leaks as soon as Season 9 begins in just three weeks.

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Kyle Knight

Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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