Apex Legends update 1.1 lets you easily team up with the people you last played with

Apex Legends update 1.1 lets you easily team up with the people you last played with

Apex Legends update 1.1 is out today, and while it's not the biggest update in recent memory, it does add yet another smart feature to Respawn's free-to-play battle royale. Before we get to that, however, let's get one thing out of the way: the update also introduced a critical bug which may reset your account if you so much as log in. Respawn is aware of this bug and, at the time of this writing, working on a fix. (Update: the account-wiping bug has been fixed. Phew!) 

Right, onto the part of the update that works. The biggest addition is a new "Last Squad" button which will appear after each match. You can use this button to instantly invite either of the players you just played with into your party. The goal of this button, I gather, is to promote spontaneous camaraderie and help players find good teammates, which is a good area for a free-to-play battle royale game to invest. Note that if you prefer to play solo, you can also opt out of Last Squad invites.

Camaraderie aside, the update also added a few other ways to tailor how you interact with people. On top of some "additional behind-the-scenes improvements for squashing cheaters," there's now a mute button on the Legend select screen (presumably so you don't have to listen to anyone rage because you had the gall to pick someone before they did). PC players also got a more detailed report button which lets you choose between "Cheat" or "Other." 

The full patch notes also contain a short list of bug fixes. Given the aforementioned account reset bug, this is my favorite one: 

"Fixed issue where the Battle Pass rewards page would not have a default item selected, resulting in a mostly blank page."

Here's how to level up your Apex Legends battle pass.