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State of APB – October 2020

Hopefully, this is the start of a series of articles I can post that can TLDR an entire’s month worth of updates and news from the game. These articles won’t dive into deep details of every subject but should link to the articles made in the past that will provide more detail.

Population Health

check will.io/apb for real time statistics
Citadel: ~550
Jericho: ~105

Premium Extension

Premium has been extended for the month of October 2020. Free premium has been generously enabled since March 2020 for all platforms.

Official Blogposts

In the month of October, we saw two official blogposts from Little Orbit.
Halloween Event 2020
Third Open Beta

Halloween Event 2020

The first of the month was on October 19th, 2020 titled “Halloween Event 2020”. Three weapons skins were introduced, two of them requiring a simple login, the other available in the Joker Distribution store for 400JT. Halloween holiday events Headless Horseman and Pumpkin Hunting made their annual return. Winners of the Halloween Mayhem community contest were announced and had their presets added to the Joker Distribution store for 750JT.

The following weapons/items saw changes to their stats:
green – buff
red – nerf

  • Colby SNR 850
    • Health Damage: 300 -> 334 (3 shot kill)
  • OBIR and FFA
    • Sprint Delay: 0.675 -> 0.4
  • Colby CSG-20
    • Stamina Damage: 20 -> 11
  • R-2 ‘Harbinger’
    • Marksmanship Speed: 139 -> 275
    • Recovery Delay: 0.45 -> 0.34
  • Firework Launcher
    • Health Damage: 600 -> 400
  • Epinephrine Injector
    • Cooldown: 45 -> 90
  • N-TEC 5 and N-TEC-Scope
    • Shot Modifier Cap: 2.0 -> 2.1

Third Open Beta

The second official post was on October 21, 2020, titled “Third Open Beta”. The post announces the 3rd open beta to occur on Saturday, October 24th to October 26th. The FPS of APB 2.1 is said to significantly underperform compared to the Live version of the game, but performance should improve over time along with improvements.

All districts are added at this point and the requirement of AVX was removed as it prevented a significant amount of players to be unable to join the tests.

Download link to the beta client.

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