Streamers were left with nothing to play last night as the Apex Legends servers were taken offline to fix a game-breaking bug.
Apex Legends has faced its biggest bug to date, as progress was reset for a number of players following the release of the 1.1 patch for the title. It seems that when the patch went live, certain players were unintentionally moved to servers that didn’t have their persistence, causing players’ accounts to appear reset with all progression lost.
Speaking on Reddit, Respawn spoke in detail about the action taken to fix the issue. “We shut down all live servers so we could remove players from the wrong place and roll up the correct servers with your progress. Once we confirmed internally that we had fixed the issue we started rolling out the right servers starting with Xbox and staggered the updates to PS4 and PC.”
Everything has now been restored, and any in-game purchases and progress made during the time between 1.1 going live and the fix will be reverted. This includes levels earned, items unlocked, packs opened, and spent currency. Players who continued to play and didn’t patch will not be affected.
Any currency purchased, spent or not, will be carried back over to their original account state. So, if you bought $20 worth of coins, and spent $18, then you’ll get $20 after the fix.
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