Apex Legends devs accidentally break game on PS5 ahead of Season 20

Apex Legends devs accidentally break game on PS5 ahead of Season 20
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Written by 

Alex Garton


13th Feb 2024 11:40

Respawn Entertainment is getting ready for big things, as Apex Legends Season 20 is on the cusp of release, and the entire playerbase is excited to check all the new content coming in Breakout.

Whether it's Legend Upgrades, the Straight Shot LTM, the huge armour changes, or the array of fresh cosmetics, Respawn is not holding back with the update.

Despite this, on the last day and hours before a major patch, many Apex fans use this valuable time to finish off their Battle Pass. Unfortunately, this hasn't been possible for some PS5 users after Respawn made a major mistake and rolled the Season 20 patch out early on the console. 

Apex Legends is broken for some PS5 users after an accidental patch


PS5 Apex Legends players have been locked out of the game ahead of Season 20, all because the patch was rolled out a little too early from Respawn.

After installing the update, Sony console owners are unable to dive down into the Outlands and are instead met with a screen saying "no servers." This frustrating issue effectively makes this version of the game unplayable until the devs officially deploy Season 20 at 10 AM PT on February 13.

For a lot of Apex fans, this has been immensely annoying as they are now going to miss out on valuable Battle Pass rewards from Season 19.

Workaround for those who want to play Apex ahead of Season 20

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Luckily, there is a workaround for this problem, but it's not a short process, and given it's already February 13, it's hard to know whether it's worth it.

However, if you have a fast download speed, you can navigate to the PlayStation store and install the PS4 version of Apex Legends.

This still works as usual, as it appears the Breakout patch was only deployed on PS5. So, if you're desperate to complete a few more Battle Pass tiers and you're running into this issue, that should get you back into the action.

Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.

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