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Apex Legends Mobile Distortion update: New Character, Game Modes and more

A new Season begins!

Since it launched a few months ago, Apex Legends Mobile has offered players searching for a taste of Respawn Entertainment’s mobile services a reliable alternative battle royale experience. Now that the newest installment of the mobile game is almost here, Respawn and Electronic Arts have given us a preview of what it will have to offer. The next season update in Apex Legends Mobile, named Distortion will launch on July 12th, and it’ll bring both, a new map and a new playable Legend. 

The game has fewer features than the other BR games because it was simply published for mobile devices. The creators will fix some of the key issues that players have been having and introduce a few new features with this update.

Introducing Rhapsody, the new legend

Through her music, Rhapsody can best be understood. The monotonous pulse reminds her of her early years in Kómma, where everything is ruled by the tech oligarchy Pythas Inc. The constant beat is a reflection of her devoted mother, a talented AI engineer. Additionally, Rowdy, the mechanical companion her mother built to amplify her daughter’s voice, can be heard in the rumbling bass. The happy days were there, but in Kómma they never last.

Her family was dragged into the risky nightlife area of Neon Dunes after her mother was sacked from Pythas Inc. for learning about company secrets. Rhapsody developed her craft there. The turbulence in her neighborhood sparked innovative music with a rebellious heart that tapped into the fervor of its people.

Apex Legends Mobile Rhapsody
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Rhapsody received a request to play on the affluent side of town as a result of her growing fame. Instead of using this chance to improve her profession, she used it as a ruse to implant a virus that her mother had created to erase the family’s debt. The virus, nevertheless, turned out to be too potent and ruined the district’s finances as a whole.

Rhapsody forged an agreement with them to participate in the Apex Games under their flag in order to avert Pythas’s fury. However, that’s only her cover. Rhapsody intends to maintain her position at the top of the Apex charts until she has enough money to pay her way out of this “sponsorship contract” and reclaim her family’s lives. Here are the special abilities of the new hero – Rhapsody

Passive: Gifted Ear

You pick up and visualize sounds from an extended range

Tactical: Hype Anthem

Play a powerful track that speeds up nearby squadmates and recharges shields. Taking damage will end the effect.

Ultimate Ability: Rowdy’s Rave

Rowdy projects a wall of flashing lights that block incoming sight and scans.

Legend Progression Perks

  • Volume Control – Squadmates affected by your Tactical temporarily gain Gifted Ear.
  • Sound Bleed -Occasionally see nearby 3D sound visualizations effects through walls.
  • Tuned In – Continuous running increases the range of Gifted Ear.
  • Reverb – The more squadmates your Tactical affects, the longer it lasts.
  • Harmony – Your Tactical increases the speed of revives and the effect of healing items.
  • Rowdy’s Rhythm – During your ultimate, squadmates standing near Rowdy reload faster.

Apex Legends Mobile Distortion update: New Maps

King’s Canyon

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The Apex Games’ first map, The King, is back and it’s available in Apex Legends Mobile. Rhapsody posted some VIP Tickets for her next concert on the map to mark the release of Kings Canyon. Now its your task to find them out to fill your arsenal!

Pythas Block 0

Apex Legends Mobile Distortion update
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A fresh TDM map is introduced Pythas Block 0. High above the city of Kómma on Solace is a corporate facility owned by Pythas Inc. High-end executives’ Pythas offices, entertainment, and Pythas Arcade are all housed there.

New Events in Apex Legends Mobile Distortion update

Town Takeover: Encore Galore!

The carrier Encore Galore has arrived at Kings Canyon painted tip to tail with neon paint almost as loud as Rhapsody’s music. Land on Encore Galore for awesome loot and a chance at finding a VIP pass

Rhapsody LIVE

Complete challenges in-game to earn special Rhapsody posters to commemorate this brand new Legends arrival in the Apex Games!

Upcoming Game Modes in the update

In this update, Arenas will be back at a future date, instead, we have two brand new game modes making their debut: 

Gun Game

Acquire skills to work your way through the extensive Arsenal of guns available in the Apex Games. Most points or three melee kills win in this fast-paced game mode!

Hack

A brand new Syndicate competition, Hack enters Apex Legends Mobile. An ADS Satellite which has been built based on The Ring Technology acts as an orbital cannon overlooking the playing field. In this mode, two teams face off as Hackers vs. Defenders. As Hackers, your job is to work with your team to Hack one of the two sites on the map to gain points.

After three points have been attained, the Satellite will punish your opponents by frying them to a crisp. As defenders, your job is to stop the hackers at all costs! First to win four rounds wins the match, work with your team to either hack the ADS and laser your opponents or eliminate hackers to stave off death by orbital cannon at all costs.

Ranked Season 2 will kick off in this update

  • The new season comes with a partial ladder reset for Legends to rise to new heights!
  • Your rank, point gain, and loss will now appear during a match.
  • Adjusted the point ratio gained for Kills compared to Assists
  • Real-time ranked leaderboards have been enabled.

Apex Legends Mobile Distortion update: Shop Updates

A new Rhapsody-themed season shop has opened. What better way to drum-*beat* the heat than with some cool new cosmetics!

Apex Legends Mobile Distortion update
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The Distortion update comes with a brand new Battle Pass and a set of new Legendary tier skins: Mecha Strike Go! Check out these brand new skins in the shop!

Apex Legends Mobile Distortion update
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Club Showdown

Gather your club members and rise to the top of the club leaderboards by completing objectives! Your club’s activity will dictate your activity points as you face off against 19 other clubs on a randomized leaderboard. Show your club pride and rack up points to be able to redeem special rewards. The higher your ranking, the better the rewards!

Bug Fixes and Optimizations in Apex Legends Mobile Distortion update

  • Added distance acceleration mode in sensitivity settings.
  • Added vertical sync toggle in the video options menu.
  • Picking up a squadmate’s banner has been adjusted to a one-handed action. You can now loot a squadmates banner while shooting or using a healing item.
  • Optimized climbing speed and animation.
  • Added a third person in air crouching animation.
  • Added a toggle to turn team mate item callouts on or off in the settings menu.
  • Added pinging while knocked and a help callout button.
  • Added an in-game squadmate item request display.
  • Fixed the unintended momentum conservation occurring from bunny hopping tech.
  • Fixed an issue where the red notification dot would not resolve naturally in the store.
  • Fixed an issue where Pathfinder would cause themselves and an enemy to spin in circles while grappled.
  • Fixed an issue where players could hear enemy footsteps while in the void.
  • Fixed an issue where Octane’s jump pad would sometimes not trigger when stepping on it.
  • Fixed an issue where Octane could not use weapons after taking a zipline.
  • Fixed an issue where using a finisher would cause players to get stuck.
  • Fixed an issue where the range of Caustic’s ultimate would not match its visual animation.
  • Fixed an issue where Caustic’s traps would not deploy properly due to Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection.
  • Fixed an issue where Caustic’s gas animation would remain visible after the effect has ended.
  • Fixed an issue where map beacons would not show animation when scout legends would interact with them.
  • Fixed an issue where gunshot SFX would trigger randomly.
  • Fixed a visual issue where crosshairs would not disappear. 
  • Fixed an issue where some buttons would not disappear when hidden and sometimes display abnormal transparency.
  • Fixes and optimizations to controller support.
  • Fixed various geo and mesh issues that caused players to get stuck or move irregularly.
  • Fixed an issue where mobile respawn beacons and heat shields were not auto-looted.
  • HUD customization now supports 0 Transparency.
  • Various Fixes and optimizations to the Legend select screen.
  • Added various performance optimizations to the World’s Edge map.
  • Optimized screen transition performance.
  • Optimized the skydive experience.
  • Added the ability to block non-friend team invites.
  • Optimized various aspects of the shops’ menus.
  • Many other fixes and improvements.
  • Optimized the ability display performance in low graphic settings, to ensure smooth ability usage.
  • Optimized accuracy of melee attacks.
  • Optimized the mechanics of Wraiths Ultimate and Tactical abilities. Tactical can only be released after the ultimate initial action is finished.
  • Optimized the visual effects in the void.
  • Optimized Bangalore’s smoke effect, and increased the visibility of the smoke.
  • Optimized most legends’ perk icon display.
  • Caustic’s “Healing Catalyst” perk now has its own reviving animation.
  • Fixed visual issue that caused Mirage’s decoys to occasionally have their weapon attachments displayed incorrectly.

Game mode Adjustments

Team Deathmatch

  • EVA-8 and Devotion moved from the base weapon pool to the care package.
  • Spitfire and Volt were added to the base weapon pool.
  • Spitfire and Volt changed from red to gold tier weapons

Miscellaneous

  • Kill Achievements system for BR and MP modes is now available. Can be turned off in the settings menu.

Legend Adjustments

  • Added the ability for Pathfinder’s hook to pull enemies without Pathfinder being pulled towards the enemy.
  • Disabled the ability to use the second jump from Octane’s jump pad while using healing items.
  • Removed collision for teammates.

Weapon Adjustments

  • Fully kitted weapons changed to Havok, Prowler, Spitfire, Charge Rifle & Mastiff.
  • EVA-8 & Devotion moved to Care Package, Spitfire and Volt removed from Care Package.
  • EVA-8 base pellet damage increased from 6 to 7, and the spare ammo stack was adjusted to 60.
  • Devotion base damage increased from 16 to 17, and spare ammo stack was adjusted to 270.
  • Removed Spitfire barrel attachment slot. Increased tactical reload speed from 2.37s to 2.57s. 
  • Regular Spitfire reloads speed increased from 3.06s to 3.26s. Magazine capacity adjusted to 40/45/50/55.
  • Volt base damage reduced from 17 to 15.
  • Volt magazine capacity adjusted to 21/24/27/32.
  • Peacekeeper lower limb damage ratio adjusted from 0.8 to 1
  • Mozambique’s lower limb damage ratio adjusted from 0.93 to 1

New Weapons Attachments and Customization

  • Added unique tracer VFX for the Turbocharger and Selectfire Receiver hop-ups.
  • Seasonal-themed tracer ammo will have trajectory VFX and hit effects.
  • Added new customization features for crosshairs. Adjust color, width, length, and transparency.

On July 12th, exactly two months after Apex Mobile’s debut, Distortion begins. Just five days before Distortion’s release, Respawn released the Rhapsody teaser on Thursday, July 7. This somewhat adheres to the pattern for the base Apex.

We hope you find this Apex Legends Mobile Distortion update article helpful. Then, please feel free to ask any questions in the comments section below, we’ll make sure to reply to everyone. 

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