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Patch Notes For Apex Legends Update 1.79 Today (August 30) - Prowler Arenas Fix

Today's update simply includes a few bug fixes!

By Kyle Knight

August 30, 2021

A brand new Apex Legends update has arrived, but unfortunately, it’s not to add even further nerfs to Seer.

It was only just last week that Respawn Entertainment deployed a balancing patch to bring Seer back down to earth and make him a little less powerful. But today’s update simply focuses on some standard bug fixes, one of which includes a fix for the Prowler SMG in Arenas.

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Prowler Returns To Arenas After Being Disabled

UPDATE: The official patch notes have arrived and it appears that the Prowler hasn’t returned to Arenas just yet. Fingers crossed the fix arrives in a future update.

ORIGINAL STORY: As mentioned previously, today’s update will reportedly see the Prowler SMG return to the Arenas mode in Apex Legends. That’s according to Shrugtal anyway, a Software Engineer and Apex insider.

Following Apex Legend’s previous patch, a further update was deployed that temporarily disabled the Prowler SMG in Arenas due to crashing issues.

To be more specific, a large number of players were reporting issues with Arenas crashing unexpectedly and removing them mid-game. It appears that this issue was related to the Prowler SMG, which was crashing the game whenever a player purchased or picked up a purple rarity version of the weapon.

As to ensure this issue didn’t keep happening, Respawn Entertainment simply removed the weapon from Arenas whilst they worked on a fix. And it looks like today’s update does just that. Check out the full patch notes for the August 30 Apex Legends update for more details.

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Apex Legends 1.79 Update & Patch Notes

UPDATE: The official patch notes for the Apex Legends update deployed on August 30 have arrived, check them out below. These notes were taken from Respawn Entertainment Twitter account.

Happy Monday, folks! Shipped a small Apex Legends update this morning to address:

  • Knocked players sometimes being able to jump
  • Steam “No price found” issue with Bangalore Edition
  • Miscellaneous stability fixes
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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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