Apex Legends January 24 update reverts Horizon nerf, brings new Hardcore Royale LTM

Danyal Arabi
|Published 23/01/2023

A brand new Apex Legends patch has dropped and Horizon mains can breathe easy. The nerf to Horizon’s Q has been revered entirely, giving players their accuracy back. Additionally, the Lunar New Year celebrations have arrived in Apex Legends with a bunch of new cosmetics, game modes, and more headed to the game. Here’s everything included in the patch.

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What’s included in the new Apex Legends patch?

As per the latest tweet by the developers a few tweaks have been made with the latest patch:

  • Legends start with the correct number of tactical charges in BR
  • Firing Range easter egg can be activated again
  • Eliminating Wraith by headshot no longer causes incorrect particle effects
  • Horizon’s tactical changes have been reverted

Aside from this, the Celestial Sunrise event will be added to the game. Here’s what it includes:

Hardcore Royale Limited Time Event (Limited to players above rank 20)

  • Limited HUD
  • White Armor Only
  • No Helmets
  • Armor doesn’t spawn in Deathboxes (No Armor Swapping)
  • Ring starts at max Damage

Hardcore Royale will not be a takeover, meaning regular trios will still be available during it’s run

Other additions include 24 enchanting limited-time cosmetics, with Legendary skins for Octane, Pathfinder, Caustic, Ash, and more. All 24 items will be available in exchange for Apex Coins or Crafting Metals and in Celestial Sunrise Event Apex Packs for the entire duration of the event. Unlocking all items before he event ends will give players the “Jadeite Retribution”, a new Reactive Peacekeeper Skin.

A new Duo’s Takeover event called Date Night will also be added to Apex Legends later. Themed around Valentine’s day, the new event kicks off on February 7. This new game mode features a new healing mechanic that allows you to heal your teammate in a certain radius while healing yourself. A new variant of the Bocek called The Heart Stealer will also make an appearance. This weapon gives health to the wielder based on how much damage they do with it. Any healing from the bow is also given to your Partner if they’re close by

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Danyal Arabi

Danyal Arabi

Danyal Arabi is an Esports writer and Editor at The SportsRush. With a vested interest in computers since an early age he has managed to sink more than 4000 hours into CS: GO over the years. As a Deus Ex enjoyer and fan of the earlier Assassin's Creeds, narrative-driven games have taken much of his time. Being a 2D fighter enthusiast across franchises like Injustice, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter, a fair few controllers have been sacrificed in his pursuit to win. Apart from all things gaming, Danyal enjoys motorsport, bowling, and spending weekends with his pals over good food and banter.

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