Apex Legends Patch Notes 1.31 – New Update adds System Override

Today, Apex Legends developers and marketers released a new update. We have the full patch notes for this Apex update on March 3, 2020.

The Apex Legends Update 1.31 can now be downloaded for all platforms. In total you have to download and install 19.3 gigabytes.

Among other things, the system override event will begin with today’s update. There are also some adjustments and bug fixes.


Apex Update 1.31 Patch Notes

System Override Event

The System Override Event runs March 3rd to the 17th.

  • Limited Time Mode – Deja Loot
    • Deja Loot is a unique take on the Apex games where “random” is a dirty word. A glitch in the system has caused all loot to spawn in the same location every match for the duration of the event. Even the plane path and circle locations will be fixed for this mode, which will change on a daily basis while the loot location stays the same for the whole event.
      • Features new equipment type: Evo Shield [see below for details]
      • The first week will be played on World’s Edge and the second week we’ll go back to Kings Canyon
    • New equipment type: Evo Shield
      • When you pick up Evo Shield it will start out weaker than a Common Body Shield (White), but as you do damage to non-downed players throughout the match it can become even stronger than Epic Body Shields (Purple). Evo Shields change color as they progress, but their perpetual distinctive glow will help you identify them. Progress also carries over from person to person, so look forward to some interesting late game scenarios.
        • To start the Evo Shield will be exclusive to the Deja Loot gamemode and spawn at higher rates; after the event we’ll consider adding the Evo Shield to all matches, so please give us your feedback.
      • Exclusive Event Prize Track with two Legendary Weapon skins
      • 24 Event Limited premium cosmetic available directly or through System Override Event Packs
      • Octane Heirloom Set Preview
        • Unlock all 24 System Override cosmetics during the event and unlock the Octane Heirloom set for free





Designer note: The intent is for Bloodhound to use their tactical as they are approaching towns pre-combat versus reacting while in a fight.

  • Increased the scan distance for Eye of the Allfather by 3x.
    • Increased time to activate: .4s -> .8s
    • Increased duration of scan: 2s -> 3s


  • Gun Shield health reduced: 75 -> 50.


  • Primary weapons will now automatically reload while in drone view.


  • Base inventory slots increased 8 -> 10.
    • Common Backpack: expands inventory to 12 slots.
    • Rare Backpack: expands inventory to 14 slots.
    • Epic Backpack: expands inventory to 16 slots.
  • Grenade stacks reduced to 2 -> 1.
  • Light / Heavy / Energy ammo stacks reduced from 80 -> 60.
  • Syringe and Shield Cell stacks reduced from 6 -> 4.
  • Med Kit and Shield Battery stacks reduced from 3 -> 2.


  • Mag size reduced from 6 -> 5.
  • Increased reload time from 2.5s -> 2.65s.
  • Increased reload time with empty mag from 3.5s -> 3.6s.
  • Slightly increased the scale of the blast pattern from 1.6 -> 1.7.


  • Base damage increased from 65 -> 70
  • Reduced time it takes to rechamber from 1.85s -> 1.75s.



  • Muzzle flash adjustments:
    • Reduced the intensity of muzzle flash while aiming down the sight for all weapons except shotties and snipers
  • Red dot has been added to the iron sights for Prowler and L-STAR; iron sights dot will stay properly centered during weapon sway and bob movements.
  • Heirloom crafting
    • We’re changing up the Heirloom system to make it easier for you to acquire the heirloom you want. Instead of an entire Heirloom set dropping at once, you’ll now receive Heirloom shards. You can then use those shards to pick the exact Heirloom set you’d like. The shards will have the same drop rate as the previous system, so that after 500 Apex Packs, you will have enough Heirloom Shards to obtain an Heirloom set from the Heirloom shop. And don’t worry, your existing progress towards the 500 Apex Packs will carry over with the switch. Remember that once a player owns all of the Heirloom sets, the player will not be eligible to receive more shards until more Heirloom Sets are added to the game.



  • Fixed bug for cases where Bangalore would appear invisible when equipped with certain skins. The Apex Overdrive and Killer B skins have been re-enabled now for affected players.
  • For cases where sometimes Revenant’s Ultimate Totem could be destroyed or disabled when placed too close to some geometry, it will now be refunded back to the player at full charge when this happens.
  • Fixed a bug for where sometimes players would enter a match with a different character than they selected, and all loadouts being set back to default after the match.
  • Cleaned up some areas around World’s Edge with bad collision or provided ways for players to exploit them.
  • Fixed an exploit near Geyser where players could climb to a spot that provided an unfair advantage.
  • Fix for cases where players were able to punch and shoot enemies clipping through doors and other areas with thin geo.
  • Fixed bug for cases where full-auto mode would be disabled when players equipped the Anvil Receiver hop-up while in single-fire mode for R-301 or Flatline.
  • Fix for cases where there could be a delay with firing the Havoc after cancelling a reload.
  • Fixed a bug where players could place Gibraltar’s Dome Shield on Crypto’s Drone allowing the Dome to be mobile while in use.
  • Fixed bug for cases where players were able to reroll Daily Challenges without being charged the Legends Tokens for reroll.
  • Fixed a bug for cases where unlocking new badges would not trigger the red dot notification to make players aware a new badge is available.
  • Fixed a bug where if players were respawned while spectating someone under Revenant’s death protection, they would return in that state permanently and unable to use heal items.
  • Fixed players getting assist credit by using abilities that place status effects (e.g. Crypto Drone, Revenant tactical etc) on enemies after they are knocked down.
  • Fixes for cases where the Store would show placeholder images when content would be slow to load.
  • Fix for cases where audio from Wattson’s skydive emote would continue to play after she lands.
  • Stability fixes to reduce crashing and script errors.
  • Various stability and polish bug fixes for Firing Range.


Source: EA

Written by: Carizma

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  1. Marsh. March 4, 2020 | Reply

    I see that you are and avid gamer and rarely go out to play. Please quit whining for you will not get your problems solved. I also suggest putting down the Mountain Dew and go out and have a drink. There is a life after video video games. P.s. please take an English class for next comment.

  2. Blazinown March 3, 2020 | Reply

    This game is becoming like fortnite. Why are they always trying to fix things that aint broken. What was wrong with the 6 and 3 stacks of healables. What was wrong with backpacks and throwable stacks. I see this gaming starting to suck soon if these unnecessary changes keep happening

  3. DICEbot March 3, 2020 | Reply

    Evo shields are trash the whole permanent loot deal is so boring. Atleast rotate it once

  4. Jesse March 3, 2020 | Reply

    Dearest Jacob,
    Shut up.

  5. Jacob March 3, 2020 | Reply

    I enjoy the fact that gibbys aim shield lost some health he was to strong. I enjoy the fact that you guys nerfed the pk dont enjoy dropping an getting 1 shoted. Although im not to happy about the meds nerf. If anything they should be buffed. To many instances where where that .1 second got me killed. Increase the heal rate please since you cant hold that many anymore. Also you need to fix the aim assist. Its broken for custom mapping to where the actual player gets aim bot hacks. If you increase the extra yaw all the way up you can get a aim bot. Go to firing range devs an test it out. Tell me if you think it is fair. Lower the left to right recoil on some guns. Cause some people can literally break it to where there’s zero recoil compared to mine. I wanna help improve the game the least you can do is fix the aim assist cause its literally aim bot. Please here me out i know you work hard on the game. I talked with so many people an there’s a lot more problem then season 1, and its getting repetitive. I have so much i wanna say but i dont wanna not be a bad sport about it. Ill play apex till the game gets completely broken. I just hope you dont make any bad decisions.

    • Biggie March 3, 2020 | Reply

      Bro. Do you even English?

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