Apex, Balance Update live now!

Here’s the patch notes for the balance update, some needed and wanted, some may not be, but the game may become even better?


  • Wingman

    • Rate of fire reduced from 3.1 -> 2.6 shots per second.

    • Skullpiercer Headshot damage multiplier reduced from 2.5 -> 2.25

    • Increased base hip fire spread and decreased the rate at which hip fire spread decays (shrinks back down).

  • Peacekeeper

    • Shotgun Bolt rechamber rate has been reduced for the Peacekeeper only.

      • Level 1 mitigation 10% -> 7.5%

      • Level 2 mitigation 20% -> 13%

      • Level 3 mitigation 25% -> 16%

  • Wingman and Peacekeeper availability has been reduced in all zone tiers.

  • Increased availability of energy weapons & ammo in all zone tiers.


  • Fixed some script errors that we identified were occasionally causing disconnects during matches.

    • Caustic occasionally causing disconnects while throwing is Ultimate.

    • Pathfinder occasionally causing disconnects when activating a Survey Beacon.

    • Players occasionally causing disconnects when removing an attachment.

    • Gibraltar occasionally causing disconnects when pulling up his Gun Shield.

    • Players occasionally causing disconnects when entering Spectate Mode.

Character balance changes

Major balance changes:

  • Hit box size reductions and optimizations for Caustic, Pathfinder and Gibraltar

    • We’re better sizing hitboxes to character gear & model

    • Since these adjustments have a MAJOR impact on the game, we want to make sure there aren’t any major bugs, so we didn’t want to rush them out

    • If these adjustments prove to be insufficient, we’ll consider additional adjustments during Season 1

Minor balance changes:

  • Caustic

    • Traps – Reduced cooldown to 25 seconds from 30 seconds

    • Traps – Increased radius and proximity radius by about 10%

    • Traps – Removed a 1 second delay on the smoke dealing damage to players

  • Pathfinder

    • Insider Knowledge – Increased the number of beacons in the world to 12 from 10

  • Lifeline

    • Care Package – Removed slight chance that level 4 armor and helmets will drop

  • Wraith

    • Into The Void – Cooldown increased from 20 -> 25 seconds

  • Bangalore

    • Double Time – Reduced move speed bonus to 30% from 40%

Source: Reddit.com



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