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All Apex Legends buffs & nerfs to Legends & weapons in June 23 update

Published: 23/Jun/2020 6:51 Updated: 23/Jun/2020 15:08

by Isaac McIntyre

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The new Apex Legends Lost Treasures event patch is set to change things for Respawn’s battle royale with a host of balancing changes for the game’s Legends and weapons, including a massive Lifeline update and more ⁠— here’s the full list of buffs, nerfs, and reworks.

The Lost Treasures collection event, announced during the EA Play livestream, is bringing plenty of new content to Apex. Crypto is getting a point of interest, and new portable respawn beacons may just change the way the game is played.

On top of all that excitement, Respawn has dropped some major changes in the Lost Treasures patch too. Lifeline is getting healing changes, the HAVOC is finally falling under the nerf hammer, and Wraith is having her kit stripped back too.

All up, ten of the battle royale’s thirteen characters are set for changes this update, while two guns are being tweaked too. Zipline mobility is also coming under Respawn’s microscope in Lost Treasures too.

Here’s everything you need to know about the next Apex Legends patch, which is expected to hit live servers early on Tuesday, June 23.

Lifeline, Wraith, and Crypto are three of ten Legends getting buffs and nerfs in the Apex Legends Lost Treasures patch.
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Lifeline, Wraith, and Crypto are three of ten Legends getting buffs and nerfs in the Apex Legends Lost Treasures patch.

Legend changes

There’s a hefty whack of Legends getting changes in the June 23 patch, but none are set for quite as big a change as iconic Apex Legends healer Lifeline.

The South African medic has become overshadowed by some of the other Legends in recent updates, including shield-dropping Gibraltar, and the smooth-talking Mirage. Both have been buffed, and have stepped into strong healing roles.

Respawn is looking to change that in the Lost Treasures patch by upping the healing power Lifeline has at her disposal. Now, when using D.O.C. to heal downed allies, she can step away and begin healing someone else at the same time.

Lifeline’s Care Package ultimate has also been buffed slightly as well. The supply ship will now drop “lots more items,” including more healing kits. In total, each care package should land with three small healing items, and two attachments.

Lifeline's care package ultimate is going to bring more loot and goodies for allies thanks to buffs in the Lost Treasure patch.
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Lifeline’s care package ultimate is going to bring more loot and goodies for allies thanks to buffs in the Lost Treasure patch.

The Legends set to get buffed in the new update include Revenant (more tactical power, no range on ult), Octane (stim boosts, double-jump ult), Crypto (faster hacking), Wattson (more pylons), and Mirage (smarter clones).

Wraith is also in line for some major changes to her portal abilities. Respawn is aiming to make her ability “more of a repositioning and scouting” option, rather than the “get of jail free card” it’s become.

On the other side of the coin, Loba is being nerfed slightly. Her Black Market Boutique ult now only picks up one stack of ammo. Gibraltar (slower healing while in shield) and Caustic (traps can be burst before expanded) are also being nerfed.

Lifeline

Passive

  • Combat Revive now replaces Combat Medic.
  • Deploy D.O.C to revive teammates. D.O.C. will deploy a shield and revive Lifeline’s teammate, leaving Lifeline free to defend or revive someone else.
  • This fully replaces Lifeline’s old passive, including Fast Heal.

Tactical

  • Lifeline’s Tactical cooldown is now 45 seconds (was 60 seconds).

Ultimate

  • Lifeline’s Care Package now contains more items.
    • Care Package will contain 3x more small healing items, when it decides to spawn small healing items.
    • Care Package will contain 2x more attachments, when it decides to spawn attachments.

Octane

Tactical

  • Upon activation, Stim will remove movement impairing effects.
  • Stim sprinting speed is increased by 10%.

Ultimate

  • Players can now double jump in mid-air after using Octane’s Launch Pad
  • Players can change direction easily from the double jump.

Revenant

Tactical

  • Will now cancel:
    • Pathfinder mid-grapple.
    • Wraith mid-Phase Walk attempt (before Phase Walk activates).
  • Will now prevent:
    • Mirage cloaked revive.
    • Mirage decoy control activation.
    • Lifeline combat revive.

Ultimate

  • Range removed on Death Totem.

Crypto

Tactical

  • Deploying Hack (Crypto’s Drone) now takes 1.5 seconds (from 2.5 seconds).

Ultimate

  • EMP will now disable Wattson’s Pylons.

Loba

Tactical

  • Burglar’s Best Friend will no longer be intercepted by Watton’s Interception Pylon.

Ultimate

  • Black Market Boutique (ultimate) will now only pick up 1 stack of ammo (rather than 1 stack + the amount that was required to fill whatever partial stack you had in your inventory).
  • Ultimate Accelerants now give 20% ult charge (up from 17.5%).

Mirage

Tactical

  • You can now hold the tactical button, and release to auto-control decoys.
  • Decoys will now say lines when shot.

Passive

  • When cloaked, Mirage’s holo emitters will be visible to players that are less than 5 meters away.

Skydive

  • Will now create decoys for the entire squad when skydiving when still diving with your squad.

Gibraltar

  • Fast Heal granted inside the Dome Shield, slowed down: 25% faster -> 15% faster.

Caustic

  • Enemies can cancel Caustic’s barrel by shooting it before it is fully inflated.

Wattson

  • Wattson’s Pylons now last for 90 seconds
  • Wattson can now have up to 3 pylons out at a time
  • Wattson can stack 2 Ultimate accelerants per inventory slot

Wraith

Phase Walk

  • Phase Walk now takes 1.25 seconds to enable (was 0.4 seconds).  During this time, Wraith will receive a 20% move slow
  • This does not affect Phase Walk while placing a Phase Portal
  • While in Phase Walk, Wraith now gets a 30% move speed boost
  • While in Phase Walk, Wraith can now see other players while in the Void.
  • Now lasts 4 seconds (from 3 seconds)
  • Cooldown is now down to 25 (from 35 seconds)

Phase Tunnel

  • Decreased distance for portal placement by 25%.
Wraith may finally be a little more balance in Apex Legends after the Lost Treasures update.
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Wraith may finally be a little more balance in Apex Legends after the Lost Treasures update.

Weapon changes

Two weapons are being changed in the Lost Treasures event ⁠— the long-overpowered Havoc Rifle is being nerfed slightly, and the Sentinel is getting some buffs in an attempt to bring it back into the meta on Kings Canyon.

The Havoc is having its horizontal recoil “greatly increased” to stop burst shots, and will have its magazine size decreased to 28. The Sentinel’s rechamber time will be swapped to 1.6 and its energize duration is up to 120 seconds.

HAVOC Rifle

  • Greatly increased horizontal recoil in the initial shots of a burst.
  • Decreased magazine size from 32 >> 28.

Sentinel

  • Rechamber time 1.75 >> 1.6.
  • Energize duration 90 >> 120.

Ziplines

  • A cooldown will be applied to re-grabbing Ziplines without touching the ground.
  • The cooldown will increase with each time a player disconnects and re-grabs the zipline.
  • With these changes, the ability cooldown will reset when the player touches the ground.

Make sure to check out the full Apex Legends Lost Treasures update patch notes for details about all other changes and additions. Read up on the new Apex collection event ⁠— including Crypto’s Town Takeover — here.

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Apex Legends Rampart buff would make her unbeatable in early fights

Published: 30/Nov/2020 12:12

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends player has come up with an interesting buff concept for Rampart that would change her passive ability and immediately make her one of the best legends in the game.

When Rampart was first introduced at the start of Apex Legends Season 6, many fans raised eyebrows at her abilities – especially the mounted machine gun, Sheila, as it was something the game hadn’t seen before.

After her initial burst in popularity, the defensive legend has slowly slipped down the popularity standings. You’ll still see her in matches, of course, but she isn’t as well used as she previously was. 

That comes, in part, to the tweaks made to other leagues with the Season 7 update. Rampart wasn’t buffed as much as, say, Loba was and fans would like to see her given a boost – with some coming up with their own, interesting, concepts for a buff.

Apex Legends' rampart looking at rocket
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Rampart’s arrival in Apex Legends was succesful right away, but she’s fallen away since.

The new idea of which comes from Reddit user Fetzenschaedl, who instead of changing of Ultimate or Tactical, instead focused on the character’s passive. 

In Fetzenschaedl’s idea for a buff, Rampart’s passive would go one of two ways. Firstly, she could extend her additional ammo carrying capacity to other types rather than just focusing on LMGs and Heavy ammo.

However, in the other part – and this is where it gets really interesting – the Redditor suggests that Rampart could be able to pick up a weapon that uses a hop-up, and have a hop-up attached right away. Say you drop in and pick up a Wingman right away, it would have either Skullpiercing Rounds or Quickdraw attachment right away. 

Just some ideas because her current passive is not that great from apexlegends

The latter might seem incredibly powerful, but in terms of Loba’s character, it does make sense. She is all about upgrading and modifying weapons, after all. 

Yet, it might be a little too powerful for Respawn’s liking, especially as it’d make Loba a supremely powerful early game character. So, we’ll just have to wait and see as to what changes they cook up themselves.