Apex Legends Emergence is almost here, and there will be a ton of changes when the new update goes live, including various balancing changes to Legends. Here’s every buff and nerf in Season 10.
Respawn apply buffs and nerfs to certain characters so that Apex Legends still feels fresh after a new update drops. They also keep fans posted on their progress through community updates.
Some of these changes are welcomed, specifically those for Legends that have been underperforming or are considered overpowered. Other balance updates can be points of controversy.
Here’s every known buff and nerf coming in Apex Legends Season 10.
Confirmed Apex Legends buffs and nerfs for Season 10
One of the more prominent changes in the new season of Apex Legends will be to Caustic’s gas. The damage per tick will no longer be locked, and will now increase every 2 seconds.
However, the Season 10 update will also have an adverse effect on the gas cloud from his toxic fumes. The buff will cause it to dissipate five seconds faster.
While we don’t know exactly what changes Respawn is planning for Crypto, they’ve made it abundantly clear that they want to improve his popularity. Live balance designer John Larson talked about his low pick rate.
“When assessing how to make him a bit sexier, I think streamlining the flow between Crypto mode and drone mode, and maybe distributing that power in a more healthy way so it’s not quite as binary, would be a nice way of approaching that,” the developer said.
It’s unclear whether these changes will take place right at the start of Season 10, or if Crypto will get buffs in the mid-season update.
The developers have confirmed that Fuse will be getting a buff to both his Tactical and his Ultimate abilities. The Knuckle Cluster Tactical’s duration has been doubled, letting the Legend dish out pain longer.
Enemies that are hit by the Motherlode Ultimate will now be highlighted, and they will remain visible even if they’re taking cover.
Horizon received a movement speed nerf when using the Gravity Lift, and this ended up being one of her biggest weak points. Now, the developers are reverting this change but not completely to its pre-nerf state.
This means that you’ll be much more mobile when using Horizon’s Gravity Lift ability in combat.
Rampart: Buff (mid-season)
When Season 10 goes live, one of Rampart’s inventions will become available as a weapon in the form of the Rampage LMG. The Legender herself will also be receiving a buff, but developers have said this will be later on.
Respawn will continue their development and tests on this balancing update, and they haven’t revealed what exactly it will be for. It will probably be related to her Ultimate ability.
Revenant already received a major buff as part of the Genesis Collection event. Now, the developers are planning to introduce a few more changes to make the Legend easier to play against.
Season 10 will add a visual and audio indicator to let enemies know when Revenant’s death protection is about to end. This nerf will give opponents a fair chance to react quickly.
Wattson: Buff & Nerf
Wattson already comes with a fairly high win rate, so buffing her can be tricky. She’ll still be receiving a buff in Season 10, but this will be followed by a buff later on to keep things balanced.
Her buff will focus on making her more fun to play, while the nerf will probably be to her hitbox, according to live balance designer John Larson.
Those are all the confirmed buffs and nerfs dropping in Season 10, either at launch or in the mid-season update. Also, check out when Apex Legends Season 10 is going to start.
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