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Weapon buffs and nerfs in Apex Legends Legacy

With the full Apex Legends Legacy patch notes released, we finally have an understanding of the potential weapon meta for Season 9.

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The full patch notes have been revealed for Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy, with many changes coming to the current Season 8 update, lets take a look at how the weapon meta will change.

Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy will add lots of content to the game, including a new Legend, weapon, and 3v3 Arena mode.

The official patch notes presented not only Legend changes but also the weapon buffs and nerfs that could potentially see a whole new meta for Season 9: Legacy, so let’s get into it.

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Assault Rifles

For the Assault Rifles, it seems the R-301, Flatline, and Havoc will all be getting a nerf like the Hemlock in the last update, as Respawn have decided to reduce their headshot multiplier from 2.0 to 1.75.

This will make things more interesting in the weapon meta for Apex Legends, as both the Flatline and the R-301 have been very dominant in Season 8.

Havoc

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Further, the Havoc has also been buffed to balance out the headshot nerf, with increased recoil controllability early in the pattern. This could potentially make the Havoc very competitive, as it is the only Assault Rifle to receive a buff in the Legacy patch.

SMGs

In general, the SMGs remain the same with no nerf or buff added to any weapon in the class. The only slight change is that the R-99 is now in the golden weapon loot, which will be very strong.

As the SMGs have received no nerf, could we see weapons like the Volt, R-99, and Alternator be more dominant than ever? The Alternator was buffed in season 8, where it was already very competitive and even had a higher win rate than the R-99, so keep an eye on it for Legacy, as it could be meta.

LMGs

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Most of the LMGs in Legacy are untouched from Season 8, however, the Spitfire has received a well-needed nerf.

Spitfire

The initial start-up recoil has been increased for the Spitfire, which the devs believe could help people fight against it. The idea is that someone with a more close range, fast fire rate weapon will hit more shots than someone with a 55 round Spitfire.

The devs are aware that the Spitfire was extremely strong in Season 8, and so are prepared to make further changes if need be.

Snipers

Longbow

To balance out the loss of Skullpiercer, the headshot multiplier has been increased from 2.0 to 2.15. The Longbow was great in Season 8, but without Skullpiercer, it can never truly reach the damage output of the Sentinel and the Charge Rifle, unless you’re an extremely good shot with it.

Triple Take

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Many Triple Take fans will be disappointed to know that it has now entered the Airdrop, replacing the Peacekeeper.

The Triple Take has therefore been buffed slightly to make it a strong care package weapon, increasing the fire rate from 1.2 to 1.3, reducing the time for a full precision charge from 1.1 to 1, increasing movement speed while ADS, and also increased spread while airborne and aiming down sights.

Marksman Rifles

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Apex Legends Legacy also brings about a new weapon class known as Marksman Rifles. This is a class for medium-ranged weapons such as the 30-30 Repeater, G7 Scout, Bowcek Bow, and even the Triple Take.

All weapons in this class will no longer be able to equip any sight larger than the 3x, which is a big nerf for anyone who enjoys the 2x – 4x scope.

However, weapons in this class did receive a slight buff, as movement speed while aiming down sights has been increased for every Marksman weapon, which is faster than snipers but slower than ARs.

30-30 Repeater

The 30-30 will be a very strong gun in Legacy, as the patch notes revealed a leg-damage multiplier increase from 0.75 to 0.85. This could bring it more in line with the G7 Scout and actually make it a competitive mid-ranged option.

G7 Scout

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The G7 Scout has been the most versatile weapon in Apex Legends for many seasons, being able to perform up close with an accurate hip-fire, and from far especially with a 2x – 4x scope.

It seems Respawn is taking away some of its versatility, reducing its hip-fire accuracy by increasing the hip fire spread. This could see the 30-30 Repeater take its place, as its hip-fire will now be better than the G7’s.

Shotguns

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It seems the shotguns will be fairly untouched this season, with the Mastiff being nerfed in Season 8, it seems the Eva 8 and possibly the Peacekeeper will be the strongest options.

Peacekeeper

Legacy will see the Peacekeeper back in the floor loot, with some relative nerfs to bring it back in line after being a very strong care package weapon.

Although it comes with a Precision Choke by default, the damage has been reduced from 10 to 9, the reload and rechamber times have both increased, and the pellet spread has also been increased for all charge levels. The Peacekeeper will also lose charge quickly after leaving ADS.

Despite these nerfs, the Peacekeeper is sure to come back with a bang and be a strong, viable option for close-range engagements.

Pistols

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Wingman

Much like the Longbow, the removal of Skullpiercer means the headshot multiplier has been increased from 2.0 to 2.15, which is more of a nerf than a buff as it loses a great Hop Up.

P2020

The removal of Hammerpoint Rounds is also a big hit to the P2020, making it much less viable. It did also get a buff in return, increasing its bullet damage from 15 to 18, however, this won’t replace the strength of Hammerpoint Rounds.

Further, Respawn noticed most players were not taking advantage of the fast fire rate, so they decreased it from 8.5 to 6.25, along with the buffed damage this should make the P2020 easier to use.

Mozambique

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The Mozambique has received a nerf and buff in Legacy, increasing the clip size from 4 to 6, but also the removal of Hammerpoint Rounds means it won’t be anywhere near as useful or powerful.


That’s all for the buffs and nerfs on all weapons for Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy, which players will be able to enjoy today when it releases at 10 AM PDT (6 PM BST).

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Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 10 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 10 is well into its stride, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 10 of Respawn’s battle royale?

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Season 10 is one of Apex Legends’ biggest ever seasons, and it’s welcomed the popular character Seer. But who has the highest pick rates in Season 10 of Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter?

Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its rival battle royale offering. The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many players now jumping ship to Respawn’s game, Apex Legends Season 10 is arguably its biggest ever!

There are now a whopping 18 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. The newest one is Seer, and after a dominating start to Season 10, the 1.78 update has seen him receive a significant nerf. This has completely changed the game’s pick rates and made the Season 10 meta open again.

Between the Arenas mode and Ranked Leagues to compete in, thousands of matches have already been logged in Season 10, and we will break down and find the Legends with the highest pick rates in Season 10.

Apex Legends Season 10 pick rate ranked list

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This is our complete list of every character pick in Apex Legends, and we’ve ranked them in ascending order to let you know which are favored more.

Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 10 ranked, as of September 24, 2021, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Octane – 14.6%
  2. Wraith – 11.4%
  3. Pathfinder – 9.9%
  4. Bloodhound – 9.1%
  5. Lifeline – 8.4%
  6. Valkyrie – 5.2%
  7. Bangalore – 5.1%
  8. Horizon – 4.6%
  9. Seer – 4.4%
  10. Rampart – 4.3%
  11. Loba – 4.2%
  12. Fuse – 3.7%
  13. Caustic – 3.5%
  14. Mirage – 3.2%
  15. Gibraltar – 2.7%
  16. Revenant – 2.6%
  17. Wattson – 1.6%
  18. Crypto – 1.6%

Best Apex Legends pick rates in Season 10

5. Lifeline – 8.4%

lifeline in Apex Legends Season 10

Just clocking in at the number five spot is Lifeline. Everyone’s favorite healer takes up 8.4% of the Apex Legends’ picks, and for good reason too.

One of the big things that separates Apex Legends from other battle royale games is its lenience towards reviving – specifically Knockdown Shields. It provides lots of time to revive teammates and Lifeline can take advantage of this.

Her Drone of Compassion (or D.O.C) abilities can heal players over time and even revive them without needing Lifeline to do it. Her Care Package Ultimate is a bit weak, but overall, she is a great addition to any team.

4. Bloodhound – 9.1%

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Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 10.

With nearly a 12% pick rate at the beginning of Season 9, Bloodhound has dipped a bit to 9.1% but still remains the third-most picked Legend. Their pick rate is rising slowly thanks to the alterations to Seer, meaning that Bloodhound is the top Recon class to use in Apex Legends.

Their tracking tools and skills are incredible, and the fleet of foot provided by their Beast of the Hunt Ultimate is priceless.

3. Pathfinder – 9.9%

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A beneficiary of the Seer nerfs, Pathfinder has become a part of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 9.9% and counting.

As a Recon class, Pathfinder simply excels in movements and traversing the game’s various maps. His Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun are simply invaluable assets that will help any team in a pinch – either because of the circle or a third-party situation.

2. Wraith – 11.4%

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Another starting legend, Wraith possessed a very high pick rate of nearly 14% during Season 9 and is still currently well-selected backed at 11.4%.

Wraith’s stand-out features are her ability to get out of trouble very quickly – teammates included. Her abilities allow her to sense danger, become temporarily invulnerable, and create portals to escape predicaments. It’s easy to see why Wraith continues to be an absolute fan-favorite in Apex Legends Season 10.

1. Octane – 14.6%

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The king is back on his throne as the game’s number one pick. Although his pick rate isn’t quite in the 20% region like in Season 9, his still undisputedly the primary selection, and rising, at 14.6%.

Aside from his amusing quips, he is the perfect balance of offense and defense. Despite being regarded as an offensive Legend, Octane can greatly increase his sprint speed which is useful for both attack and running away. But most Octane users thrive on his Launch Pad Ultimate which can send him, and friendly players, high up into the air.

You can use this to sneak attack players, reach high-up spots for beacons, escape battles, or use it as a way to get back into the playing zone.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 10. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, affecting the game’s meta, and subsequently, Legend pick rates.

We’ll be sure to keep this updated regularly so you can stay on top of the in picks, and don’t forget to check out our tier list of every Apex Legends weapon. Also, read about the potential incomings in Apex Legends Season 11.

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Apex Legends Mobile Beta Team Deathmatch mode might be coming to console & PC

Apex Legends new Team Deathmatch mode in the Mobile Beta could also be seen in the console and PC version according to leaks.

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The latest updates to the Apex Legends Mobile Beta have brought a new 6v6 Team Deathmatch mode, which some players are suggesting will also release on PC and console in the future.

Apex Legends Mobile Beta was released for even more regions on September 24, allowing those who registered to enjoy early access to the battle royales mobile port.

The extension to more regions also brought some new features for the game, such as an upgrade system for Legends and a new Team Deathmatch mode.

The new Team Deathmatch mode may be seen in the PC and Console versions of the game in the future according to code found by dataminers, which may not arrive in Season 10, but rather sometime down the line.

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Recent leaks surrounding Apex Legends have revealed various future content such as Wattson’s Heirloom, a new map for Season 11, and an interesting new Legend that was found in the code.

Although the console and PC versions of Apex Legends have suffered since the Evolution Collection Event, with a recent update supposedly fixing all the server issues, the game’s Mobile version is developing nicely.

As well as being able to play the standard battle royale mode and Arenas on Apex Legends mobile, players will now also be able to hop into a Team Deathmatch mode.

The mode features two teams of six, spawning into similar-sized maps as Arenas, with Artillery being the current map available to the mode.

If you’re lucky enough to be participating in the Mobile Beta, you will be able to play this exclusive mode. However, dataminers may have uncovered code that suggests its arrival on PC and console in the future.

Thordan Smash‘s YouTube video regarding Team Deathmatch coming to Apex Legends features Shrugtal, a popular dataminer who has found code suggesting there will indeed be a team-based game mode arriving in the future.

This team-based game mode could either be Team Deathmatch or what Shrugtal is calling “Control,” a point-based mode similar to that of Domination in Call of Duty.

Further, Thordan also featured an interview with someone he claims works for EA, where the employee confirms that there will be a variety of team-based modes coming to Apex Legends in the future: “there will be a bunch of other modes, like capture the flag…or the bomb one.”

These rumors and leaks seem more viable now that the mobile version of Apex Legends has a Team Deathmatch mode in its Closed Beta.

However, it could be a while until we see these modes on PC and console, and they may also be slightly different from the 6v6 Team Deathmatch on mobile.

That’s all for Apex Legends Mobile’s Team Deathmatch mode possibly coming to console and PC. For more, check out everything you need to know about the Apex Legends Halloween Event.

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Every Apex Legends Mobile Beta region

The Apex Legends Mobile Beta is live in multiple regions after its initial release in India, here’s all the current areas it’s available in.

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The Apex Legends Mobile Beta is now live in various regions, if you’re interested in getting involved and trying out the mobile version of the battle royale, here are all the details you need to know.

Apex Legends Season 10 has added a heap of new content since its launch, and meanwhile, Respawn Entertainment has also been hard at work developing Apex Legends for mobile gamers.

The mobile beta was originally only available in India. However, as of September 24, the Closed Beta became available for those registered in Mexico, Colombia, and Peru. The beta has also been announced for even more regions in the future, so let’s get into it.

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Apex Legends has made its mark in the battle royale genre and is considered one of the best purely because of its gameplay, great developer communication, and constant updates.

The latest update saw many changes in the patch notes. However, Apex Legends on console and PC isn’t the only thing the developers have focused on, as the mobile version will be released by the end of 2021.

Apex Legends Mobile beta regions

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The Apex Legends Mobile Beta is currently available in five regions for those who registered through the Google Play store to experience the battle royale on Android. Here are all the regions it is currently available in:

  • India
  • the Philippines
  • Mexico
  • Colombia
  • Peru

There are currently only a few Legends available in the beta, with maybe more releasing when the game officially launches. The beta will also feature mobile-exclusive maps and even the new 3v3 Arenas mode.

It seems to have been a success, with the beta now coming on October 6 for Turkey and Egypt.

Be sure to register as soon as possible, as if you miss it or were too late and don’t receive an email from EA. Unfortunately, this is a Closed Beta, and you will not participate.

However, having said that, Apex Legends Mobile is set to be released by the end of this year, and the beta is becoming available in more regions as long as things go smoothly.

If you’re interested in participating in the beta, or even when the full game releases, you can stay updated about the Apex Legends Mobile version through this page.

For more on Apex Legends, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on the most popular Legends in Season 10.

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