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Every Apex Legends buff and nerf from Fight Night Collection Event

Respawn Entertainment added buffs and nerfs for several Legends and weapons in the Apex Legends Fight Night Collection Event.

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The Fight Night Collection Event brought a plethora of new content when it went live on January 5. Aside from the Pathfinder Town Takeover and new heirloom, the developers also added several buffs and nerfs, we have details on all of them for you.

Collection Events are among the most exciting Apex Legends traditions. They’ve been around since Season 1 serving as opportunities for Respawn to show off brand new skins, challenges, heirlooms, and daily objectives to players.

The new Fight Night Collection Event finally went live on January 5 and brought many changes to the Battle Royale game. This includes an heirloom for Gibraltar and a brand new LTM called Airdrop Escalation. Rampart has also been giving a new buff during the event.

Here’s every character and weapon that has received a nerf or buff in the latest update.

Pathfinder in Apex Legends

Rampart’s buffs and nerfs

We’ll start this list by talking about Rampart. This Legend has a dedication to being proficient with heavy weaponry and now the Fight Night update has given a buff to her Amped Cover ability. The cooldown time for this has been reduced.

The waiting time to recharge Amped Cover was initially 30 seconds, but it has been reduced to 20. Fans have been asking for a buff to her abilities for a while, so this is great news. Do keep in mind that it will take three seconds for you to actually place the fortifications.

The developers also addressed a couple of bugs that players have been affected by when playing as Rampart. This includes one that changes the screens when using the Sheila mini-gun.

Rampart in Apex Legends

Horizon’s buffs and nerfs

Horizon wasn’t part of the first draft of patch notes that came out before the Collection Event, but was added at the very last second. She got a small change to her Gravity Lift ability that is meant to discourage players from using it too often.

The ability’s effective cooldown time has been increased from 16 to 21 seconds. This means that you’ll have to wait an additional five seconds to recharge Gravity Lift.

Horizon in Apex Legends

Caustic’s buffs and nerfs

Respawn originally had plans to give Caustic’s Gas Trap ability a buff in the new patch. The cooldown was going to be reduced to 20 seconds and this didn’t sit well with fans. Senior Game Designer, Daniel Klein, responded to the criticism and stood by the buff.

Ultimately, the Legend was removed from the update when it finally dropped on January 5. The developers listened to the complaints from fans, and ended up canceling the tweak.

Caustic in Apex Legends

Apex Legends Weapon changes: Hemlok, Mastiff, Prowler

Moving onto the new weapon alterations in the update, The Prowler weapon has been given a buff to its reserve bullets. The amount has been increased from 175 to 210, while the damage and range remain unchanged.

The rest of the weapon changes have been nerfs. The Hemlok’s damage has been brought down from 22 to 20. The Mastiff’s pellet spread for the third and fourth shots has also changed as the range has been reduced from 10 degrees to 7.5. 

There have also been a few bug fixes for many of the Legends, along with quality of life fixes. You can take a look at these changes in the full Fight Night patch notes.

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Apex Legends: how to activate the Season 9 Arena teaser

Apex Legends data miners have found out how players can activate a new Season 9 teaser. Here’s how to see it for yourself.

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Apex Legends Season 9 Teaser Arena

The Apex Legends Season 9 teaser is now live, revealing the mystery behind the mysterious platform in the Firing Range.

After the halfway split for Season 8, players noticed a stranged platform implemented on the left side of the Firing Range map.

For weeks players were unaware of its purpose, but finally, the mystery has been uncovered and is associated with the new upcoming Arena mode.

Season 9 Teaser Arena

Data miner @GarretLeaks was among the few who leaked how players can activate the button found on the Firing Range platform.

GarretLeaks has even created a step by step guide of how players can experience the Season 9 Arena teaser, which will be available April 20th:

  • Step 1: Collect keycard from care packages (available now)
  • Step 2: Find Holosprays scattered around Kings Canyon
  • Step 3: Find Holosprays scattered around Olympus
  • Step 4: Press the phone in the lobby and listen to the audio
  • Step 5: Press the button on the Firing Range platform and wait for the ship (available on April 20th)

The Corrupted Keycards are now live and available to pick up from Care Packages in-game for both Kings Canyon and Olympus. On the 20th, players will then be able to scan the Holosprays and activate the teaser.

Dataminer @Shrugtal released images of where players will be able to find these Holosprays, which are located in various locations across the two maps.

You can scan multiple Holosprays in one match and even scan all three over multiple matches. It seems the Holosprays will spawn in all the locations highlighted in Shrugtal’s image.

Along with this, fellow data miner @Biast12 has also released a video showing what happens after activating the button in the Firing Range.

The video shows Biast boarding a ship after activating the button. Biast arrives at a new location where another button awaits, which activates an elevator. This then takes you into a small arena where a massive hollo of future Legend Ash is shown along with a voice line that states, “The Arena awaits.”

This is clearly a teaser for the upcoming 3v3 mode ‘Arena,’ which will be arriving in Season 9. However, this is also a teaser for the future legend, Ash. Although Ash will likely be arriving at a later Season – more like Season 10 – it does confirm that she will be arriving sooner than later.

In fact, it’s not the first time an announcer for a game mode has eventually become a playable Legend. Back in Season 3, the Shadow Fall game mode saw Revenant as the announcer, who later became a playable Legend in Season 4.

Read more: All Unreleased Apex Legends Characters

If this stays true to the format, Ash could be the new Legend for Season 10, after being an announcer for the previous season much like the introduction of Revenant. Players will be able to activate this teaser towards the end of Season 8.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Big map changes and Crypto event details revealed Apex Legends Season 9 leak

Some new Apex Legends leaks point to Olympus going through big changes in Season 9, and Crypto’s heirloom event having a special theme.

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New changes planned for Olympus in Apex

A new Apex Legends leak has emerged which hints at some major map changes for Olympus and World’s Edge when Season 9 goes live. It also reveals new details about the Crypto heirloom event too. 

Apex Legends has gone through various changes since launch, with each update bringing new content like weapons, heirlooms, and even Legends. The game’s map has also been reformed with new areas like Olympus joining the battle royale.

While Kings Canyon and World’s Edge have been largely altered from their original forms, Olympus has yet to be touched. Now, some new leaks have popped up which suggest that’s all about to change soon.

Olympus in Apex Legends

These leaks came from notable Apex Legends data miner Biast12, who stated that World’s Edge is set to undergo some small adjustments during Season 9, with a major map change also planned for Olympus.

“Olympus should get the “big map change” at season start,” he tweeted. “World’s Edge should get a small map change mid-season.” So far, it doesn’t seem like anything is planned for Kings Canyon but that could change.

Season 8 completely reformed that map, and left it in a ruined state. So, it’s likely that Respawn might plan some bigger changes for it in future seasons. 

Additionally, the data miner also had revealed some new information regarding the upcoming Crypto heirloom event. The season three legend is getting a Jikdo sword as an heirloom, and the event will have a “post-apocalypse” theme.

That event will probably also bring some brand-new skins and other cosmetics for players to equip. With a potential “post-apocalypse” theme, we wouldn’t be too surprised if we ended up seeing some creative new designs.

It’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks, and are subject to change until Respawn announces something official. That said, we’ll keep checking for further updates, and will inform you once we learn something new.

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Apex Legends devs may rework Crypto if his play rate gets worse

Apex Legends dev reveals hacker Crypto could be receiving a rework in Season 9 if his pick rate gets any worse.

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Crypto could be next in line to receive a rework for Season 9 after Apex Legends dev reveals they are watching his play rate closely.

Crypto is a very niche character in Apex Legends and it’s no surprise that his play rate may be lower than most of the other Legends.

Crypto was introduced in Season 3, along with World’s Edge after the hacker destroyed the beacon at Repulser on Kings Canyon. Crypto has a strong dislike towards the Syndicate, the group behind the Apex Games, joining the fight to get closer to the corrupt company.

Apex Legends Season 9 Crypto rework

His introduction was well received and even became a strong pick in Ranked Leagues, combining his ultimate Drone EMP with characters like Wraith and Octane to get in quickly after Crypto deals the shield damage.

During a podcast, live balance designer John Larson stated that Crypto had a low pick rate in Season 8, but a “healthy win rate,” putting him in an odd spot for a rework.

His pick rate is much lower than other Legends, sitting at 1.5% compared to fellow Survey Legend Bloodhound’s 14.3%, according to Apex legends Status.

Larson believes this is because of his Surveillance Drone, as it provokes a playstyle that many players aren’t necessarily too fond of. Most casual players want a character that keeps them in the fight and can be used aggressively, whereas Crypto is most useful when he is in the drone.

Unlike Bloodhound, for Crypto to be most effective he needs to be out of the fight, making him a tough character to master and also one that many players won’t have the motivation for.

Crypto is a character that once mastered, can be extremely useful, especially with good teammates who have the ability to take fights without a third always being there.

If Crypto’s play rate or win rate gets any lower, Larson revealed they will look into reworking him as a whole, much like Mirage and Lifeline.

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