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Apex Legends Season 14 buffs & nerfs: All Legend & weapon changes

Every season Apex Legends brings buffs and nerfs to Legends and weapons. Here are all the changes players can expect for Season 14.

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Apex Legends Season 14 will bring a plethora of changes to the game. As well as new content, the update will also bring buffs and nerfs, so let’s get into what players can expect.

Apex Legends Season 14 is bringing exciting new content to the game, including Vantage, an overhaul to Kings Canyon, and the new Laser Sight attachment.

While some may be disappointed to hear that Season 14 will not be bringing a new weapon, there are a variety of changes coming to the game to spice up the meta for both Legends and weapons.

As well as a change to the Care Package guns, the devs are also bringing buffs and nerfs to existing content. With that said, let’s get into the details for all of the buffs and nerfs coming to weapons and Legends in Season 14.

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Wingman & Spitfire changes

Arguably the biggest changes to weapons coming in Apex Legends Season 14 are for the Spitfire and Wingman.

Starting in Season 14, both the Wingman and Spitfire will no longer be Heavy weapons. The Wingman will become a Sniper weapon, taking Sniper ammo and attachments, while the Spitfire will become a light gun.

Wingman

  • Wingman now uses sniper ammo and magazines.

Spitfire

  • Recoil adjustments to increase vertical barrel climb.
  • Spitfire now uses light ammo and magazines.

Valkyrie nerfs

Due to her rise in popularity, it’s no surprise to see Valkyrie take some nerfs in the Season 14 patch notes, and they’re pretty significant too, targeting all parts of her kit.

Valk

  • VTOL Jets
    • Acceleration on activation decreased by about 8%.
    • Fuel consumption on activation increased by 33%.
    • Aerial boosting & strafing take a 20% debuff when hit by slowing effects.
    • Added a third orange state to the fuel meter UI between green (>60%) and red (<30%).
  • Missile Swarm
    • Aim/turn slow removed.
    • Move slow duration decreased from 2.5s -> 2.0s.
    • Reducing the explosion radius from 175 -> 125.
  • Skyward Dive
    • Height reduction of 25%.
    • Launch time reduced from 5.5s -> 5.0s. Coupled with the height reduction, players in Valk ult now travel upward at a slightly slower speed.

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Valk

  • VTOL Jets
    • Acceleration on activation decreased by about 8%.
    • Fuel consumption on activation increased by 33%.
    • Aerial boosting & strafing take a 20% debuff when hit by slowing effects.
    • Added a third orange state to the fuel meter UI between green (>60%) and red (<30%).
  • Missile Swarm
    • Aim/turn slow removed.
    • Move slow duration decreased from 2.5s -> 2.0s.
    • Reducing the explosion radius from 175 -> 125.
  • Skyward Dive
    • Height reduction of 25%.
    • Launch time reduced from 5.5s -> 5.0s. Coupled with the height reduction, players in Valk ult now travel upward at a slightly slower speed.

Horizon

  • Black Hole: Adjustments to N.E.W.T’s hitbox to make destroying it more reliable.
  • Black Hole: N.E.W.T. takes 50% more damage from explosives.

Wattson

  • Improvements to Perimeter Security placement system.

Newcastle

  • Retrieve the Wounded:
    • Increased move speed during revive by 25%.
    • Reduced turn slow while reviving by 50%.
    • Increased White Knockdown shield health from 150 -> 200.
    • Increase Blue Knockdown shield health from 250 -> 300.
  • Mobile Shield:
    • Increased hp from 350 -> 500
    • Doubled max movement speed.
  • Castle Wall:
    • Added turn slow to electrical barrier effects and increased the severity of the slow effect to movement.

Mad Maggie

  • Riot Drill:
    • Projectile Launch Speed doubled.
  • Wrecking Ball: 
    • Will travel twice as far while dropping the same amount of magnets.
    • Duration increased from 5 sec → 10 sec.
    • Magnet Spawn delay increased from 0.4 sec → 0.8 sec.
    • Wrecking Ball will deal damage to enemy placeable objects: Black Market, Castle Walls, Exhibit, Death Totem, Mobile Shield, Black Hole, Amped Cover, and Gas Barrels. It will also destroy Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection.
    • Fixed Wrecking Ball not blinding and slowing enemies.

Rampart

  • Now ignores friendly collision on Amped Cover placement (i.e. placing walls around teammates will feel more smooth).

Caustic

  • Fixed gas ramping bug where transitioning from friendly to enemy gas would initially damage for more than intended.

Mirage

  • Mirage Decoys will now be scanned by Valk when skydiving.
  • Mirage Decoys will now be picked up by Seer’s Heart Seeker.
  • Fixed a bug where Mirage Decoys were picked up by Seer’s Exhibit as AI and not players.

Revenant

  • Death Totem will now show a placement preview when activated instead of placing immediately.

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Laser Sights

  • New attachment to replace barrels for SMGs and Pistols.
  • Reduced hipfire spread.

Crate Rotation

  • G7 Scout returns to the floor.
  • Volt SMG returns to the floor.
  • Bocek Compound Bow enters the crate.
  • Rampage LMG enters the crate.

Crafting Rotation

  • Wingman returns to the floor.
  • CAR SMG returns to the floor.
  • Devotion LMG enters the crafter.
  • RE-45 + Hammerpoint combo enters the crafter.

Gold Weapon Rotation

  • Longbow DMR, G7 Scout, Mozambique, R-99, Hemlok

SMGs

  • Base hipfire spread increased.

Assault Rifles

  • Base hipfire spread increased.

EVA-8

  • Recoil improvements.
  • Now takes stocks.
  • Removed 1 pellet from blast pattern.
  • Fire rate increased to 2.3 from 2.0.
  • Pellet damage increased to 7 from 6.
  • Bolt rate of fire bonuses increased. 
    • White: 1.1 to 1.1.
    • Blue: 1.15 to 1.2.
    • Purple: 1.2 to 1.3.

Bocek Compound Bow

  • Damage at full draw increased to 70 from 60.
  • Tempo draw speed increased to 0.38 from 0.32.
  • Shattercaps pellet damage increased to 12 from 11.
  • Fired arrows can no longer be collected.
  • Arrows spawns have been removed from the floor.

Rampage LMG

  • Damage increased to 28 from 26.
  • Rampage comes with a Thermite Grenade.

Volt SMG

  • Damage reduced to 15 from 17.

CAR SMG

  • No longer takes barrel attachments.

G7 Scout

  • Damage reduced to 34 from 36.
  • Headshot multiplier reduced to 1.75 from 2.0.
  • Double Tap hop-up burst fire delay increased to 0.4 from 0.375.

LSTAR

  • Increased projectile speed. 
  • Increased number of shots before overheat at base to 24 from 20.
  • Removed bright red flash when hitting non-armored targets.

RE-45

  • Increased ironsight FOV to 70 to be consistent with other pistols.
  • Increased strafe speed by 5% to be consistent with other pistols.

Wingman

  • Wingman now uses sniper ammo and magazines.

Sniper Ammo

  • Sniper ammo inventory stack increased to 28 from 24.
  • Sniper ammo boxes now contain 14 rounds instead of 12.

Spitfire

  • Recoil adjustments to increase vertical barrel climb.
  • Spitfire now uses light ammo and magazines.

30-30 Repeater

  • Dual Loader has been worked into the base 30-30 Repeater.
  • Now takes Skullpiercer Rifling.

Mastiff

  • Projectile growth reduced.
  • Base fire rate reduced to 1.1 from 1.2.
  • Dual Loader removed.

Sentinel

  • Deadeye’s Tempo has been worked into the base Sentinel.

Arc Star

  • Reduced stick damage on armor to 10 from 40.
  • Remove aim slow on stick, remains on detonation.
  • Detonation damage increased to 75 from 70.

That’s all for the Apex Legends Season 14 buffs and nerfs. For more, check out what the devs had to say about a new Apex Legends gifting system being in the works.

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Wattson’s fence unusable in Apex Legends despite Season 14 fixes

Players are having trouble with Wattson’s fences yet again in Apex Legends, despite the Legend receiving fixes in Season 14 update.

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Apex Legends players are frustrated with Wattson’s fences as they claim the ability is unusable in Season 14.

Apex Legends players are finally able to enjoy the brand new Season 14 update, as the season dropped on August 9. Players have been getting to grips with Vantage, the overhauled Kings Canyon map, and various buffs and nerfs in the patch notes.

While some in the community have been focused on the Valkyrie nerfs and Mad Maggie buffs, which could potentially see her rise in popularity, others are disappointed with Wattson.

The new update supposedly brought improvements to Wattson’s fence placement, but the community have been experiencing the opposite.

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Reddit user oscarwildeaf has highlighted the issue with Wattson’s fences on the Apex Legends subreddit, posting a video of the problem while sarcastically saying “another great patch for Wattson.”

The patch notes claimed that the devs had made “improvements” to the placement of Wattson fences, as there have been many issues with the ability in the past.

In the video, the player attempts to place Wattson fences but is inconveniently unable to do so, despite the UI showing that it is possible.

This is obviously extremely frustrating for Wattson players in Apex Legends Season 14, as her electric fences are her main tool and this isn’t the first time there have been issues with it.

One user in the comments of the post even said “Wattsons been dealing with this for a while anytime they change fences or arcstars they break s***. You can expect a fix maybe in season 15, time to retire Wattson for 14.”

Clearly, this player feels that Wattson’s fence placement will be broken for some time, but hopefully Respawn prove them wrong and bring a permanent fix for the issue soon.

On the topic of bugs and issues, a new Apex Legends Season 14 glitch is causing characters to have the wrong abilities, making for some hilarious clips.

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When is Apex Legends Season 15? Season 14 end date, leaked Legend, more

Here’s everything we know about Apex Legends Season 15 including the expected start date, Legend, and map leaks.

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Apex Legends Season 14 arrived on August 9, bringing new Legend Vantage and significant Kings Canyon map changes. Season 15 is next up, so here’s everything we know including the expected start date, leaked Legend, and more.

Apex Legends is now in its fourteenth season since its February 2019 release, bringing new weapons, maps, and of course, Legends, throughout the seasons. Season 14 has brought Vantage to the Apex Games, as well as increasing the level cap and changing Battle Pass challenges.

Season 15 arrives later in 2022, so here’s when Season 14 is scheduled to end and usher in the new season, as well as the leaked Legend and map that could arrive.

Apex Legends Season 15 start date & Season 14 end date

While Respawn Entertainment haven’t revealed a release date for Apex Legends Season 15, Season 14 is set to wrap up on November 8, 2022.

Assuming there are no delays, we expect Season 15 to kick off right after Season 14 concludes, bringing a new Battle Pass, Legend, and perhaps even a new map.

New Legend leaked for Apex Legends Season 15

According to datamining from ‘SomeoneWhoLeaks,’ Catalyst is set to be Apex Legends Season 15’s Legend.

Catalyst’s leaked abilities have been known for a while now, where the Legend will be able to create cover and platforms with ferrofluid. SomeoneWhoLeaks said that the Season 14 update added “New lines of code for the next legend, Catalyst,” with the files including a “ferro_wall” ability.

Here are all of Catalyst’s leaked abilities:

  • Passive: Reinforce
    • Standing near your ferrofluid structures, doors, and other Legends placeables will strengthen their integrity and allow them to take significantly more damage.
  • Tactical: Ferro Shot
    • On impact, the shot creates a ramp of hardened ferrofluid that can be extended with more shots. Can also be used to create platforms on walls. (Max 3 structures)
  • Ultimate: Iron Tower
    • Ferrofluid rises up from below pushing you upwards while creating a tall solid column under you.

Of course, this is just a leak for now so Catalyst might be scheduled for a later season or scrapped altogether.

New map could arrive in Apex Legends Season 15

An upcoming Apex Legends map called “Divided Moon” leaked back in March, and if Respawn Entertainment stay consistent with how often they add a new map, it could arrive in Season 15.

Respawn tends to add a new Apex Legends map every four seasons, with Season 3 bringing World’s Edge, Season 7 bringing Olympus, and Season 11 bringing Storm Point. This means that Season 15 could be the next season to bring a new map, but there’s far from any guarantee.


For more on Apex Legends Season 14 in the meantime, be sure to check out the best PC settings and all of the Ranked changes.

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Insane Apex Legends glitch is giving characters the wrong abilities

Apex Legends players are reporting a strange glitch that’s causing their favorite characters to use the wrong abilities.

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Players hopping into Apex Legends Season 14 are encountering a bizarre glitch that is giving their favorite characters the abilities of other Legends.

Apex Legends Season 14 is finally here, and players are eagerly exploring all the new content that has arrived in the update, including the new Legend Vantage as well as numerous weapon buffs and nerfs.

However, the season’s launch hasn’t been problem-free as there are reports coming in from the Apex Legends community about a strange glitch that’s causing Legends to use the wrong abilities.

Reddit user ‘LiverPoisoningToast’ shared a short clip of their gameplay as Ash in the Apex Legends subreddit. Immediately players noticed something was wrong as the Legend was using Loba’s abilities.

Many of the commenters were amused by what happened in this clip, with one user sarcastically stating: “Well, at least the teleport works.”

Another post from Redditor ‘ZuVielPizza’ showed them using Vantage’s abilities while playing as Newcastle. Even though their teammate was actually playing as Vantage, they both had the same abilities.

Newcastle is a Defensive Legend who protects and revives his companions while Vantage is a Sniper that picks off her enemies from a distance. Their ability sets are extremely different, so players hoping to play as their favorite characters are finding this glitch jarring.

More examples of this glitch keep popping up in the Apex Legends subreddit, with another user sharing a clip of Bangalore and Bloodhound switching abilities. The comments of these posts are filled with players sharing their own experiences with the glitch.

One user commented: “I was in a game where the Wraith on our team had Vantage’s abilities and voice lines.” Another one mentioned having all of Seer’s abilities when playing as the Legend Watson.

At the time of writing, the exact cause of the bug is unknown, but players are hoping that Respawn will fix it quickly as it’s popping up frequently. Hopefully, this problem will be patched up in an update soon.


For more Apex Legends content, check out the best PC settings for Season 14 and why NICKMERCS believes Valkyrie will still dominate the game after her Season 14 nerfs.

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