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Apex Legends: Major change made to Legendary Backpacks in Season 3

by Brad Norton

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Season 3 of Apex Legends is finally drawing near, and with that, plenty of drastic gameplay overhauls. One such change that has snuck under the radar alters Legendary Backpacks quite significantly.

Information surrounding Season 3 of Apex Legends has finally been trickling out as we near the October 1 release date. From an overview of the entire map, to new weapon attachments and legendary loot rooms, there’s been plenty of minor reveals.

Having had select YouTuber’s release full gameplay videos from the brand new season on September 30, the Apex Legends community has been discovering new intel that seemingly went unannounced.

In a gameplay video released by ‘jackfrags,’ a significant item change was spotted thanks to Reddit user ‘ShiroiNeko22.’

Towards the end of his latest video, the YouTuber very quickly glosses over a Legendary Backpack after downing an enemy. The new perk now reads as: “You revive squadmates with bonus shields and health.”

The new changes can be seen at the 9:24 mark for mobile users.

In previous seasons the Legendary Backpack was a highly sought after piece of equipment as it cut in half the time it took to use healing items. 

Rather than nerfing or slightly adjusting the original effect, it seems that developers Respawn Entertainment decided to uproot the gear entirely and apply a new perk.

Reviving squadmates in the heat of battle is always a risky play, but with the overhauled effect of the Legendary Backpack, such daring tactics are now incentivized. 

It remains unclear just how significant the ‘bonus’ health and shields upon revival will actually be, however it is worth keeping in mind that the faster heal perk will now be found on the Legendary body shield instead.  

Respawn Entertainment - Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment - Apex Legends
The original effect of the Legendary body shield.

Recently we learned that there will be 15 points-of-interest across the new map ‘World’s Edge’ in Season 3 of Apex Legends. 

Also announced was the addition of Vaults scattered throughout the new terrain, each enclosing a stash of Epic and Legendary loot only accessible with the keys dropped from Cargo Bots.