Apex Legends Bocek Bow Gets Nerfed in Update

by in Apex Legends | May, 12th 2021

It hasn’t been very long since the release of the ninth season of Apex Legends known as Legacy. Respawn Entertainment has already published a new update version. This patch is here to make some immediate changes to the season, including a major Apex Legends Bocek nerf for the bow. 

New Update Fixes Apex Legends Legacy Issues

This new update is already available by the time you are reading this, so you can start benefiting from the changes in this patch version. Though the new season has only been around for just over a week, developer Respawn ensures that players have the best experience.

Given the sudden release of this new patch version on all of the available platforms, from consoles to PC, it is worth noting that you should not expect any real new content to come out now. We have had plenty of new content recently, so that should tie us over for a while now. 

Instead, this update is a hotfix here to help fix many of the problems plaguing the new Legacy season of Apex Legends and address some of the more problematic parts of the recently released content. Yes, that even includes the latest weapon to come out for the battle royale game. 

Though the Bocek bow is one of the most popular weapons in a short time since its release, the new ranged physical weapon is also quite controversial in the community. Just take a look at videos, comments, and threads, and you will find that there are those complaining about it. Fortunately, there is a very important Apex Legends Bocek nerf in this patch. 

Apex Legends Bocek Nerf

The Apex Legends Bocek nerf is the main part of this update, quickly addressing the overpowered weapon capable of decimating foes in just a few seconds, so long as they have some accurate aims. There are several major changes to help with the problematic weapon.

For starters, there is the overall damage that is included in the Apex Legends Bocek nerf. The max charge body shot damage that a player can deal reduced from 70 to only 60. As you may know, one of the key parts of the bow is that you can shoot it quickly or charge it up and then shoot for better shots.

From now on, the max damage that you will be able to deal to the body of a legend, even with a full charge, is only 60 per shot. At the same time, the charge time for each shot is now increased to 0.56 seconds, which is only two milliseconds longer than it was before. 

The third major part of the Apex Legends Bocek nerf is the Deadeye Tempo charge up time increased from only 0.32 seconds to now 0.38 seconds. And last but not least, the final part has to do with the stack size that you can hold for this bow. 

You will only be able to stack 14 arrows at once for quick shots with the Bocek instead of the 16 that was possible before. At the same time, you will only be able to hold two stacks now for a total of 28 arrows at one time, which is a significant decrease from the three stacks (48 in total) that you could hold before. 

The Apex Legends Bocek nerf isn’t the only one in this update. Another gun, the Spitfire, has interestingly enough had its own nerf in this update. The popular rifle has had its bullet damage decreased from 19 to 18 and the purple/gold magazine size reduced from 55 bullets to only 50. 

These aren’t the worst changes in the world, but they affect the meta for this weapon considerably. Not only will the Bocek no longer be the overpowered weapon it was before, but now the Spitfire will pave the way for other weapons to do well in the overall meta for Apex Legends. 

Various Bug Fixes

The second section of the update this time around has to do with the various bug fixes that players can look forward to. These should help out with the immediate and most annoying problems that arrived after the Legacy season update. You can find a full list of the changes that have been fixed in this update below:

  • Fixed an error that was preventing players from logging into the game
  • Arenas matches will now end if there are no players left on the enemy team
  • Arenas should now track the time survived more consistently
  • Arenas should no longer sometimes display the Apex Legends screen transition with incorrect textures
  • Fixed the low detail player models in the lobby
  • Valkyrie’s passive no longer highlights players that are not alive and/or in spectator mode
  • Bloodhound will no longer be able to see tracking markers for Valkyrie while she’s using her jet pack. Fortunately, this is a temporary measure to improve stability
  • Addressed an error with the Stats page, which was triggered by switching back and forth between Arenas stats and battle royale stats
  • Valkyrie bundle promo image now properly directs players to the in-game store
  • And other general stability improvements

Most of these bug fixes are fairly standard changes that address some of the complaints and significant issues coming out of the launch of the Legacy season for Apex Legends. But if there are other issues not listed here that you are still dealing with this season, be sure to let Respawn and publisher EA know so that, hopefully, a fix can be issued in the future. 


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