Apex Legends Season 8: BREAKDOWN!
Updated: Feb 3, 2021
With Season 8 just around the corner, we look at all Legend buffs & nerfs and everything else coming this season on Apex!
Character Nerfs and Buffs
a hitbox adjustment to help balance the character even further.
“The fact remains that her win rate continues to be at the very top as it has since day one,” Respawn wrote. “With Season 7 hitbox adjustments to Pathfinder, we were able to control his power without nerfing his kit. We hope to do the same with Wraith.”
Increase Sheila’s range of motion from 120° to 180°
Amped Cover’s health from 1 health point to 45.
Gravity Lift has increased the effective cooldown from 21s to 25s
15s cooldown timer will now start when the Gravity Lift disappears
Hitting the jump pad from a standing position will launch players along a high arc (the speed and trajectory of the old super-jump).
From a crouched position, players will launch along a low arc, meaning they’ll fly lower but farther in the horizontal direction.
ATTACK THE CAUSTIC FIRST
“All gas now dissipates as soon as Caustic’s team is eliminated.”
Sonar abilities no longer stop Caustic’s highlight vision.
Players can no longer stick arc stars to his Surveillance Drone, negating the bomb-delivery service that people have been slightly abusing since it was discovered.
Loba’s passive ‘Eye for Quality,’ and Black Market Boutique, can now take a peek inside unopened Care Packages.
She can now steal the Arena’s loot.
Mirage’s decoys will make footstep sounds.
NEW CHARACTER: Fuse
Passive – Grenadier
Stack an extra grenade per inventory slot. Fire grenades farther, faster, and more accurately.
Tactical – Knuckle Cluster
Launch a cluster bomb that continuously expels airburst explosives on impact.
Ultimate – The Motherlode
Launch a bombardment that encircles a target area in a wall of flames.
Weapon Nerfs and Buffs
NEW WEAPON: 30-30 REPEATER
Requires the user to rechamber their rounds between shots
Has a built-in charge giving players an opportunity to deal increased damage with each shot at the cost of a short build-up.
Reloads one round at a time
Bullet damage decreased from 16 to 15
Bullet damage increased from 15 to 16
Bullet damage increased from 18 to 19
Reload speed increased from 2.8 seconds to 3.2
Empty Reload speed increased from 3.33 seconds to 3.8
Fire rate increased from 2.0 to 2.1
Fully Kitted Rotation
Removed: - Wingman - Sentinel - Havoc - G7 - Alternator
Added: - R-301 - 30-30 Repeater - Mozambique - Longbow DMR - Spitfire
Removed the Gold Barrel from the loot pool
The Double Tap hop up will be removed from the loot pool
The Anvil Rounds hop up will be added into the loot pool
NEW MAP (Sneak Peek Gallery)
Apex Legends Season 8 is set to officially launch on Tuesday, February 2.
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