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All Apex Legends Season 8 character buffs and nerfs

Apex Legends Season 8 is here, and Respawn Entertainment have given certain Legends some major buffs and nerfs.

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Apex Legends Season 8 is here, and with it comes some major buffs and nerfs to the roster of Legends.

Season 8 of Apex Legends has overhauled the classic Kings Canyon map, introduced new Legend Fuse, and made significant changes to the available pool of Legends.

The full patch notes for Season 8 details all of the buffs and nerfs given to Apex Legends characters. Wraith has been further adjusted, and the buff to Mirage which was accidentally included in the Fight Night patch notes, has finally been added.

Apex Legends Season 8 nerfs and buffs

Wraith’s hitbox has been adjusted again, and Horizon’s Gravity Lift has seen a further nerf. Also, after beating Caustic, you no longer have to painfully wait for his smoke to disappear.

We’ve broken down every character buff and nerf in Apex Legends Season 8 below.

Wraith nerf

Wraith has gone through a few changes throughout her time in Apex Legends. She has a history of being either too powerful or having broken hitboxes, and the developers have to repeatedly “fix” her.

Rather than messing with her abilities again, the Season 8 update has increased Wraith’s hitboxes in a similar way to how Pathfinder was adjusted previously.

Her hitboxes, specifically around the legs and upper torso have been slightly enlarged, “but the changes stay true to her model.”

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She now has a larger hitbox than the other smaller legends, but Respawn assures players that “Wraith remains small and hard to hit,” and will retain the Low Profile perk.

Octane buff

Many Apex players know about Octane’s super-jump, but this was made unreliable after the double-jump was added.

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For Season 8, Respawn Entertainment have created “Launch Pad Remastered,” where they have added new “launch options that are better defined than the old super-jump.”

  • 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.

Horizon nerf

Horizon has won over fans ever since she joined the roster in Season 7. Her unique abilities have made her a powerhouse with a huge record of wins, despite the nerfs she has received to her Gravity Lift. 

In Season 8, Horizon’s Gravity Lift has been nerfed further by adjusting the cooldown:

  • Gravity Lift effective cooldown increased from 21s to 25s. The 15s cooldown timer will now start when the Gravity Lift disappears.

They will monitor these changes to see if they have a significant effect on her win rate and pick rate.

Rampart buff

Data pooled by Respawn Entertainment has found Rampart, who was released with Season 6, “at the bottom” of their performance metrics. Her gear is meant for setting up a defensive position, but with how fast paced Apex can be, devs “determined her walls should have some reactive power as well.”

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In a move to increase Rampart’s viability in Season 8, Respawn has:

  • Increased Sheila angle from 120° to 180°
  • Increased wall health in build phase from 1hp to 45hp (sniper rounds still pierce through)

They assure fans that they are “keeping a careful eye on this one.”

Crypto nerf

  • Removed ability to stick arc stars to friendly drones.

Loba buff

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  • Loot inside unopened care packages is now visible with Eye for Quality and accessible through the Black Market Boutique.

Caustic nerf

  • All gas now dissipates as soon as Caustic’s team is eliminated.

Mirage buff

  • Mirage decoys create footstep sounds.

Expect more Legend tuning over the course of Season 8, so keep an eye on Charlie Intel for details on all future updates.

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Apex Legends leakers discover Season 15 Legend in game files

Apex Legends leaks have discovered a brand-new character name in the Season 14 game files, which could be the Season 15 Legend.

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An Apex Legends leak may have possibly revealed the name of the Season 15 Legend, which some will remember from a previous huge Legend leak.

Apex Legends Season 14 has just got underway, giving players a brand-new Legend to enjoy, which pro player ImperialHal has some strong opinions about.

A new season of Apex doesn’t just mean a new Battle Pass, Collection Event, and buffs and nerfs in the patch notes, it also means that dataminers have a new game version to sift through and find unreleased information.

As always, these leakers have found new information on Apex Legends Season 15, including who the new Legend could be.

In a YouTube video from Apex Legends content creator bobz, it’s highlighted that dataminers have found a Holospray in the Season 14 game files that has Catalyst in the code: “hspray_epic_v22_catalyst_01.”

Back in Apex Legends Season 12, there was a massive leak that revealed a variety of unreleased Legends. At the time, Legends like Newcastle and Vantage were discovered, giving legitimacy to the leak as these Legends are now available.

In this leak there was also a Legend called Catalyst, who can reinforce cover and create structures with “ferro fluid.”

The fact that this name has popped up in the Season 14 game files as well further suggests that Catalyst will be seen in Apex Legends, and it could even be for Season 15.

It’s obviously a long way out until Season 15, and these are just leaks, so take them with a pinch of salt. However, it would make sense to see Catalyst in Season 15 considering the devs have added a Holospray with the character’s name.


For more on Apex Legends, check out why Apex Legends players are calling for the devs to remove Arenas.

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Apex Legends pro ImperialHal explains why players should avoid “trash” Vantage

Apex Legends pro ImperialHal believes the new Season 14 Legend Vantage is “trash,” as he comments on her sniper-focused kit.

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Apex Legends Season 14 introduced Vantage as a brand-new Legend, and while most in the community have been enjoying her kit, pro player Phillip ‘ImperialHal’ Dosen believes the character is “trash.”

With the Apex Legends Season 14 update, players have finally got their hands on the latest Legend to join the roster, Vantage.

While it may be hard for Vantage to compete with the meta thanks to the buffs for Legends like Mad Maggie and Newcastle, she definitely offers players something different.

This new Recon Legend offers players a unique sniper-focused playstyle that has quite a few tricks already, as players found that Vantage can actually wall run.

With that said, a pro player for TSM is not convinced by Vantage, calling her “one of the worst characters in the game,” especially in Ranked Leagues.

During a stream, ImperialHal shared his opinions on Apex Legends Season 14’s new Legend. While the pro has only had a week to get to know the character, ImperialHal feels that Vantage is “trash.”

While it seems like a pretty harsh take, ImperialHal does explain his opinion, stating that her kit is “really good early game,” but “gets worse as the game goes on.”

ImperialHal goes on, saying that “if you’re fighting off spawn she’s pretty good, but passed like the looting stage I feel like she’s not that good…as soon as it gets like to mid and late game, she’s like one of the worst characters in the game.”

The pro Apex Legends player does give fans of Vantage some hope, however, saying that she could be a really good pair with Newcastle, who received some pretty strong buffs to his kit in Season 14.

Overall, Hal just feels as if her Sniper’s Mark Ultimate ability is not strong enough for late game in ranked, “her ulty just gets really bad when it’s against like purple armors and red armors…playing ranked it just seems like I can’t do anything after the early game.”


For more on Apex Legends, make sure you check out the best FOV and PC settings you can use in Respawn’s battle royale.

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Best FOV Setting for Apex Legends Season 14

Apex Legends has a variety of settings which can enhance your experience, and here are the best FOV settings in Season 14.

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Apex Legends players have the option of customizing FOV, to give them the best advantage possible, and here is the best FOV setting that you can use in Season 14 of the battle royale.

Apex Legends Season 14 has brought plenty of brand-new content for players to explore, including some Ranked Leagues changes and the addition of the new Legend Vantage.

It’s important to have the optimal game settings when hopping into the new season, and this includes FOV which you can customize to improve your view and give yourself a competitive edge over your opponents.

We’ll go over everything that you need to know about FOV in Apex Legends.

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What is FOV in Apex Legends?

FOV stands for field of view, which is essentially the size of the viewing angle on the screen. If this setting is higher, it will allow for a bigger viewing angle, letting players see more around them. If this setting is lower, it will decrease the viewing angle.

The default FOV on Apex Legends is set to 70, which to most experienced players is extremely low. The setting can be adjusted to go all the way up to 110.

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What Apex Legends FOV setting is best?

The best FOV setting lies between 96 and 104 depending on your setup. If you play on a big TV then you should have a higher FOV as the bigger screen will allow you to still see long-range targets.

While this setting is entirely up to your personal preference and setup, we strongly recommend that you keep it above 70 FOV. Otherwise, you’ll be limited in your ability to read what’s going on around you.

A high FOV on a smaller screen or monitor may distort your viewing and prevent you from seeing things at longer ranges, so in this case, we recommend that you keep your FOV in the 90s.

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Ultimately, having your FOV between 90-104 will put you at an advantage over those with the default or lower, as you will be able to see more on the screen and react much quicker to situations.

After setting a new, higher FOV, you may also want to play around with your sensitivity and increase that, too, as these settings scale, and a higher FOV might make your original sensitivity feel too slow.


For more on Apex Legends, you can check out our full Season 14 review, as well as everything we know about Apex Legends Season 15.

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