Respawn rolls out update to fix gamebreaking Apex Legends Xbox controller issue

Long-awaited news for Xbox gamers.

Screengrab via Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends players on Xbox have finally received an update regarding a controller issue that has been plaguing the battle royale since Season 13’s mid-split reset patch in late June.

In a post to social media today, Respawn announced an update is available for the game which will “help address issues with input lag on Xbox Series X and S Consoles”. 

These input issues were first addressed by Respawn in a post last week where they announced that they would be investigating the problem but had been present in the game for days prior.

Many fans were infuriated by the issue as it took place during the limited-time Collection Event which saw a ton of new skins introduced with a ‘Monsters vs. Mechs‘ theme.

This event kicked off on June 21 and ran for two weeks finishing up on July 5. Skins were added to the game in two waves with 24 new looks joining the game.

Fuse and Loba run from an explosion in their new Awakening skins.
Image via Respawn Entertainment

As you’d expect, some players are asking for Respawn to make up for this event on Xbox as many were unable to participate due to the ongoing issue. The problem was severely hindering some players’ ability to compete as it would cause slow, lag-induced, unresponsive movements from their controllers.

Initially, the issue seemed to be affecting players on Xbox Series X consoles mostly, especially those using the Microsoft Elite gamepad, but other players reported having the same issue outside of these parameters.

The issue has been resolved, however, the Awakening event has since ended.