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Apex Legends Lifeline buffs that might be enough to satisfy players

Published: 19/May/2020 22:44

by Alan Bernal

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Retooling Lifeline’s abilities in Apex Legends has been a popular topic among players, especially when proposed buffs would help her become the game’s primary healer once more.

The Fortune’s Favor Season 5 update left Lifeline a little worse for wear since the changes she received weren’t that impactful, while other Legends got much-needed improvements.

This means that while the Combat Medic wasn’t changed in a significant way, others have caught up to her to the point where Lifeline’s effectiveness on a team isn’t as apparent anymore, or even necessary.

“Since Lifeline’s being outclassed recently, I brought together some concepts that I saw a while back,” Reddit user ‘SamBuzzz’ said. “I think she needs a buff since she’s the only dedicated medic in the game, but other Legends can still provide medical support more efficiently than her.”

To start, Lifeline’s proposed passive, named Medic’s Pouch, would let her have two more inventory slots for the sole purpose of storing healing items.

Reddit - SamBuzzzProposed buffs to Lifeline in Apex Legends.

That would already give her something far more unique than what she is currently equipped with. To reiterate, her Combat Medic passive currently in the game is great, but buffs to other Legends like Gibraltar, who can provide full 360-degree protection while quickly reviving, makes Lifeline less appealing.

SamBuzzz also took into account the D.O.C. Heal Drone and gave it an incredible alteration that would let it actually revive a downed teammate at 1.5x the regular speed.

This would be essential and arguably more effective at protecting a person being revived than what the drone can currently do. As for healing, reactivating the tactical ability while D.O.C. is out will give a short pulse that instantly heals 50 HP to nearby teammates.

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Lifeline isn’t touting the most impressive healing at the turn of Season 5.

As for her Ultimate, it would change from a Care Package to a Survival Pod akin to the ones in Titanfall 2. These pods would house as a fallen teammate, bringing them back to the fray instead of having to look for a Respawn Beacon.

The retooled ability kit would completely open up how a team can strategize with a Lifeline since it gives her more dynamic heals in case someone gets downed or killed.

Though the Respawn devs don’t think Lifeline needs a buff in Season 5, this could be a great chance for the studio to reinvent one of the traditionally popular picks in the battle royale.

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Apex Legends Season 8 early patch notes: Legends buffs, bug fixes, more

Published: 24/Jan/2021 15:22

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends Season 8: Mayhem update is due to drop on February 2, and although patch notes aren’t expected until right before the update goes live, we already know of a bunch of confirmed changes and fixes coming. Here’s an early look at what the patch notes are expected to include.

Obviously, the main changes will be the addition of the new Legend, Fuse, who hails from Salvo, as well as the new weapon – the 30-30 repeater.

Kings Canyon will also be massively changed, as Fuse’s entrance to the Apex games did not go smoothly and his old friend Maggie crashed the party – literally.

But, the most exciting part of the patch notes themselves will be seeing how Respawn has adjusted the various Legends with nerfs and buffs, plus some of the quality of life changes planned.

Apex Legends Season 8: Early patch notes

New Legend: Fuse

Straight from Salvo, Fuse is an explosive Legend, and his abilities reflect this. He can shoot projectiles from his prosthetic arm, and his ultimate will shoot a mortar-like missile, which explodes into a ring of fire.

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Fuse joins the Apex roster in Season 8.

New Weapon: 30-30 Repeater

We didn’t get a new weapon in Season 7, but we are in Season 8. Fuse brings the 30-30 repeater straight from Salvo. It’s a lever-action rifle that packs a punch.

30-30 repeater and battle pass
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The 30-30 Repeater will be added to the loot pool this February.

Kings Canyon map changes

The arrival of Fuse has obliterated Kings Canyon. Original POIs including Slum Lakes and Artillery have been destroyed, and there is a new hue to the map.

Kings Canyon destroyed in Apex Legends
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A massive explosion on Kings Canyon has completely changed the map.

New Season 8 Battle Pass: Mayhem

As always, there will be a fresh battle pass for the new season, which will include over 100 items.

We don’t know if there will be any changes to the battle pass system yet, like there was in Season 7.

Legend changes

These are the Legend buffs and nerfs that Respawn have said will be coming in Season 8. Check out a full explanation and details on each change here.

Note: This is not a final list of all Legends that are getting changes in the Season 8 update.

Rampart

  • Adding 45 health to her Amped Cover

Wraith

  • Respawn say they are looking at changes to Wraith’s hitbox, to bring her in line with other Legends.

Horizon

  • Respawn are looking at nerfs to her tactical ability, but haven’t confirmed the exact changes they’re making yet.

Revenant

  • Respawn have been struggling to find a good buff for Revenant, but are looking at hitbox adjustments

Wattson

  • Respawn are looking for ways to make Wattson more fun, without making her more powerful

Mirage

  • Fix for decoys making footstep noise – this was originally in the Fight Night patch notes, but has been removed and will be coming in a future update, possibly with Season 8.

Caustic

  • Caustic hammer breaking doors – this was also originally in the Fight Night patch notes, but has been removed and will be coming in a future patch, possibly with Season 8.
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Horizon is due for a slight nerf in Season 8.

Quality of Life

  • In-game damage tracker added

Bug Fixes

  • Heirloom store not showing all Heirlooms
  • Players told they are buying Gibraltar’s Heirloom when buying Caustic’s Heirloom
  • Legend skins for Mirage and Bangalore affecting aim down sights
  • Errors relating to private matches
  • Players can’t hear each other in cross-play lobbies

Ranked Play

A new Ranked Series will begin at the start of Season 8: Ranked Series 7. We expect that there will be two splits in the season again, with the first probably on World’s Edge. It’s unlikely that the new Kings Canyon features in Ranked, until players are used to the changes.

Season 8 Collection Event

Data miners have uncovered files related to an Anniversary Collection Event in Season 8. Although collection events typically start midway through the Season, this time it could potentially start earlier, given that the 2-year anniversary of Apex Legends is February 4 – two days after Season 8 starts.


That’s everything we know at the moment about what’s coming in the Season 8 update patch notes.

We’ll keep you updated with more changes as they come, and of course when Respawn releases the full patch notes.