Apex Legends Next-Gen Update


Apex Legends Leaks Next-Gen Update for PS5 and Xbox Series X

Abhimannu Das
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PS5 and Xbox Series S/X owners finally have some good news with leaks indicating the next-gen update for Apex Legends is in the works.
The new update is slated to enable 120 FPS (Frames Per Second) and better performance for next-gen consoles.
PS5 Digital, PS5 and Xbox Series X are confirmed to get the 120fps upgrade but the fate of the Series S is unknown.

Apex Legends leaker ‘Shrugtal’ has discovered lines of code indicating that the next-gen update, that was promised by Respawn Entertainment, might be around the corner. The developers said that the update would be out by 2021, but had not revealed any official details for months. With the new lines of code being discovered within the game’s files from the latest patch, it looks like we may get a the next-gen update by this year after all.

Apex Legends next-gen upgrade leaks

Alongside all of the hardware that Apex Legends is available on, Respawn has added ‘Hardware_XB5’ and ‘Hardware_PS5’ to its lines of code in the game. This indicates that the game is being optimized for the new consoles by Sony and Microsoft.

The leak by Shrugtal is a confirmation that the next-gen upgrade is already in the works. But Respawn is yet to confirm the release of the next-gen patch this year.

What to expect from the Apex Legends next-gen upgrade?

The Respawn Team Director revealed in a Q&A earlier this year that a 120 FPS upgrade is in the works and it would be available by the end of 2021. Respawn has been quiet since then but with the latest leaks surfacing in the wild, we can expect an update by next month. The previous dev update we received was in September 2021 with the studio’s Director of Communications revealing that the update was still on track.

Which consoles are getting the Apex Legends next-gen upgrades?

PlayStation 5 Digital and PlayStation 5 are confirmed to receive the new frame-rate upgrades but when it comes to the new Microsoft Xbox consoles, only Series X is confirmed so far. It is unknown if the weaker Series S will be able to handle the game at 120 FPS and there is no official confirmation about the console yet.

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.