Apex Legends Fans are Once Again Unhappy after Latest ‘Underwhelming’ Update

The Season 20 Update of Apex Legends is going to be treat for all the fans except the console players.

Apex Legends Fans are Once Again Unhappy after Latest 'Underwhelming' Update

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  • The Season 20 Update of Apex Legends is here.
  • 120 FPS doesn't seem to be suitable for consoles.
  • PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S fans are absolutely dissatisfied.
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After a long wait, the Season 20 update has finally surfaced in Apex Legends on February 13, 2024. Despite the absence of a new legend, this update has brought some significant changes to the game. For example, a new map has been added called Thunderdome for the Mixtape, and the Ranked League is also getting an overhaul.

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However, there is one major aspect of this update for console players. With the Season 20 patch, the highly anticipated 120 Hz option has arrived in PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. But things aren’t going the way they were supposed to. Fans are very disappointed about this ‘underwhelming’ update. So, what might be the reason for it? Let’s find out.

The 120 Hz Option in the Season 20 Update of Apex Legends Looks “Underwhelming”

Apex Legends players are not enjoying the the higher refresh rate of Apex Legend in the Season 20 Update.
Apex Legends players are not enjoying the higher refresh rate of Apex Legend on their console in the Season 20 Update.

Console players have been waiting long for the higher framerate option, which was in PC from the beginning. But this new option may not have been accepted in a good manner. Recently, a  u/bugattitony shared some weird experiences with the new framerate option.

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According to him, the “120 fps console update feels underwhelming.” He has tested out the Season 20 update on his Xbox Series X, but the results were disappointing. At 120 FPS, the Redditor couldn’t spot enemies just 50 m away, as the whole graphics looked pixelated and washed out.

Due to this issue, the whole gameplay is disrupted, and players are avoiding taking on mid-range fights and forgetting long ones. On the other hand, there are no such complications as of now for PC players who have been using compatible rigs.

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Fans Are Disgusted with the New 120 Hz Option in the Season 20 Update of Apex Legends

Apex Legends Season 20 Update is here.
Apex Legends Season 20 Update is here.

It seems this Redditor is not the only one who is dissatisfied with this update. There are a lot of criticisms regarding the new 120 Hz option in the Season 20 update of this popular FPS title. Let’s hear it from them.

This fan thinks there might be some kind of bug that’s causing the issue. The update came recently, so we hope Respawn Entertainment fixes the problem.

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As earlier mentioned, PC gamers are enjoying the game at 120 FPS without any stutter.

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According to this fan, the main problem lies within the engine on which the game is built. As compared to Call of Duty or Fortnite, which use the IW Engine and Unreal Engine, respectively, Apex Legends uses an engine named Source. This engine is quite weak to sustain the game in the long run.

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As per a PC player, incompatible hardware of the consoles can be a viable reason for this issue.

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The Season 20 Update in Apex Legends has brought about many new features and other changes in the game. The high refresh rate support on the console is one of the most influential aspects of this patch.

Unfortunately, the tables have turned the other way. Now, it’s up to Respawn Entertainment to shape up things for PlayStation and Xbox users. Let’s see if this Season 20 update can revolutionize the game.

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Written by Nilendu Brahma

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I'm Nilendu Brahma, a gaming aficionado who's carved a niche in esports and FPS journalism. With stints at GosuGamers and EssentiallySports under my belt, I've honed my craft in delivering top-notch coverage of titles like Call of Duty and Valorant. My passion for gaming traces back to my childhood, fueling my drive to delve deep into the virtual worlds I love. Armed with a Bachelor's in English Literature, I infuse my writing with a unique blend of literary finesse and gaming expertise. Currently, I'm weaving captivating narratives for FandomWire, captivating readers with every word.