All Legend buffs & nerfs in Apex Legends Season 20: Conduit, Crypto, Mad Maggie, more

Shay Robson
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Apex Legends Season 20 will shake up the meta more than ever, and while there are no huge additions to the battle royale, there’s a ton to learn. Here are all the buffs and nerfs coming in Season 20.

Season 20 will be a breath of fresh air for Apex Legends fans. But, much like some prior seasons in recent times, the update won’t bring any huge additions such as a new Legend.

Instead, the Respawn devs are shaking up the battle royale in other ways, with notably Legend upgrades as you level up your Evo Armor, and Ranked going back to its old ways taking the spotlight.

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Nevertheless, there are still a ton of changes to existing Legends. With that said, here are all the buffs and nerfs coming in Season 20.

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All Legend buffs & nerfs in Season 20 of Apex

Similar to Season 19, the Respawn devs have hit the majority of Legends with various buffs and nerfs to shift the meta. Most notably, the game’s newest addition Conduit has been put in the spotlight, with the support Legend seeing a fair few tweaks.

Ballistic

  • Sling:
    • Sling Weapons now have all White attachments while equipped.
  • Tempest:
    • Effect radius for ally range has been increased to 90m (was 13m)

Bloodhound

  • Tracker:
    • Raven scan’s Ult Charge is now gated behind the Hunting Ravens upgrade.

Catalyst

  • Dark Veil:
    • Lifetime decreased to 15s (was 25s)
    • Length decreased to 40m (was 55m)

Conduit

As aforementioned, Conduit has seen the bulk of changes in the Season 20 update, with nerfs across the board to the Legend’s Radiant Flash and Energy Barricade abilities.

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  • Radiant Flash:
    • Cooldown increased to 26s (was 21s)
    • Temporary Shield generation rate decreased to 15HP/s (was 20HP/s)
    • Temporary Shield generation time increased to 9s (was 8s)
  • Energy Barricade:
    • Mine duration reduced to 45s (was 60s)
    • Mine HP reduced to 200HP (was 250HP)
    • The distance at which mines are removed when deployed too close to one another has been increased by ~100%.

Crypto

  • Surveillance Drone:
    • Speed of drone recall has been increased slightly.
    • Transitions going in and out of drone are now faster.

Horizon

  • Gravity Lift:
    • Cooldown increased to 25s (was 20s)

Lifeline

  • In modes with Upgrade Cores enabled, Lifeline’s Care Package now has a 50/50 chance to drop an extra piece of smart equipment (vs. large consumable) instead of an Armor.

Octane

  • Jump Pad:
    • Audio falloff of double-jump has been adjusted to be slightly less audible from long distances.

Pathfinder

  • Insider Knowledge:
    • Scanning Care Packages now awards 50% Ult Charge (was 100%) and 15s Ult Cooldown (was 10s)
    • This also applies to Ring Console or Survey Beacon scans.

Heavy-Rig Legends (Gibraltar, Caustic, Pathfinder, Newcastle, Revenant)

Apex’s bulkier Legends have all seen a small quality-of-life update that’ll make them feel less sluggish in-game.

  • Now use medium-rig first-person movement animations.
  • Actual game speeds have not changed, these Legends will feel less sluggish when running.

Support Legends

  • Extended Supply Bin contents have been improved.

There you have it! Those are all the Legend changes that the Respawn devs have confirmed for Season 20. You can check out the full patch notes here.

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Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, Shay Robson is a Journalist for Dexerto. Typically, you'll see Shay tackling the entertainment news, writing about your favorite Twitch streamers and influencers. But, as a passionate esports fan, you'll also catch him covering League of Legends and Valorant when he gets the chance. Contact: shay.robson@dexerto.com