Apex Legends patch notes reveal a number of thrilling modifications for season 16

Apex Legends season 16 is nearly right here for everybody to take pleasure in, and EA has shared the patch notes for the upcoming replace that introduces a bunch of modifications together with a brand new Group Deathmatch LTM.

It’s been a bizarre begin to the 12 months for Apex Legends followers. Whereas followers have not too long ago loved the Lunar New Yr, EA has additionally not too long ago revealed that the semi-popular Apex Legends Cellular is shutting down and pretty quickly with no refunds.

Whereas it’s a disgrace that the cellular companion is shutting down in only a few months, some higher information is that we’ll all have the ability to take pleasure in a model new chapter tomorrow for which its patch notes reveal a bunch of thrilling modifications.

Apex Legends season 16 modifications

Adjustments within the Apex Legends season 16 patch notes embrace reorganised Legends courses listed as follows with the accompanying perks:

  • Assault – Extra ammo
  • Recon – Survey beacon (enemy areas)
  • Skirmisher – Reveal care packages
  • Controller – Ring console (subsequent circle)
  • Help – Craft banners/entry blue bins

Apex Legends season 16 additionally debuts a model new LTM named Group Deathmatch. That is ‘a no holds barred brawl between two groups of six,’ and will probably be accessible for the primary three weeks of the season.

After these first three weeks, gamers will then be launched to Mixtape Playlist. This can enable followers to benefit from the extra common modes Management, Group Deathmatch, and Gun Run.

Lastly, along with the entire above, extra Firing Vary choices will likely be added, and Orientation Matches will likely be launched for brand-new gamers.

Apex Legends season 16 patch notes

Beneath are the patch notes for Apex Legends season 16:

Legendary Shotgun Bolt

  • New shotgun bolt rarity tier added to ground loot and crafters
  • Gold Perk: Robotically reloads rounds whereas sliding. Prompts whereas outfitted or stowed.

Care Package deal Rotation

  • Hemlok Burst AR enters the Care Package deal
  • Rampage LMG returns to the ground

Weapon Crafting Rotation

  • Longbow DMR enters the crafter
  • Volt SMG enters the crafter
  • G7 Scout returns to the ground
  • C.A.R. SMG returns to the ground

Gold Weapon Rotation

  • Nemesis, Rampage, PK, Wingman, R99

Anvil Receiver Hop-Up [R-301, Flatline]

  • Faraway from ground loot and crafting

Hammerpoint Rounds Hop-Up [Mozambique, P2020]

  • Added to ground loot and crafting
  • Rarity tier elevated to Legendary


  • Diminished base ammo capability to 19 (was 20)


  • Elevated injury to 12 (was 11)

Assault Rifles

  • Considerably decreased hipfire accuracy


  • Diminished injury to 13 (was 14)

Hemlock Burst AR [Care Package]

  • Harm elevated to 23 (was 20)
  • Headshot Multiplier elevated to 1.8 (was 1.75)
  • Improved recoil
  • Built-in Boosted Loader Hop-Up
  • Boosted Loader: Quicker reloads at low ammo that overload the journal with 9 additional rounds


  • Unfold sample adjusted to be tighter
  • Added Tactical Shares attachment to enhance reload velocity and dealing with
  • Elevated projectile dimension at shut vary


  • Added Tactical Shares attachment to enhance reload velocity and dealing with
  • Elevated projectile dimension at shut vary


  • Elevated projectile dimension at shut vary

Rampage LMG [Floor]

  • Reverted to non-Care Package deal model
    • Harm decreased to 26 (was 28 in Care Package deal)
    • Now not auto-energizes when choosing up
  • Vitality decays slower when not firing



  • Passive – Heartbeat Sensor
    • Audio from Seer’s passive is now extra audible to enemy gamers
    • Activation is now delayed to match increase animation of weapon or unarmed
    • Lock-On indication will now solely present on heartbeat cadence of goal
  • Tactical – Focus of Consideration
    • Now not reveals full physique scan on scanned targets
  • Final: Exhibit
    • Now not reveals on initiation
    • Length decreased from 30s to 25s
    • Cooldown elevated from 120s to 180s


  • Passive – Tracker
    • White Ravens
      • Ethereal White Ravens will now often spawn close to Bloodhound when no enemies are round.
      • White Ravens could be interacted with or scanned to set off them to fly in the direction of the closest enemy participant
      • The White Raven will go away a misty path behind for Bloodhound to comply with, and can share this route with their group on the map.
      • Utilizing a White Raven will recuperate 25% Tactical / Final cost
      • Scanning a White Raven will absolutely refund the Tactical Cost
  • Tactical – Eye of the Allfather
    • Diminished full physique scan time from 3s to 1s
    • Diamond goal on scanned enemy is unchanged
  • Final – Beast of the Hunt
    • Now not recharges or hastens the cooldown fee of Bloodhound’s Tactical
    • Will launch a White Raven that flies in the direction of the closest enemy
    • Killing an enemy whereas in Beast of the Hunt will even set off a White Raven


  • Passive – Now you see me…
    • Mirage and his ally now stay cloaked after a revive for 3s
    • Weapons stay stowed whereas cloaked
    • Drawing your weapon will take away the cloaking impact early
  • Mirage Clones
    • Bamboozles are actually solely triggered by bullet hearth and melee
    • Enemies who’re bamboozled now obtain notification on their display
    • Bamboozle icon marker now tracks the Bamboozled participant’s motion 
    • Bamboozle icon marker length elevated from 2.5s to three.5s  


  • Passive – Insider Information
    • Pathfinder’s passive advantages are not gained by scanning Survey Beacons
    • Pathfinder’s passive advantages (Final cost and 10s Final Cooldown discount) are actually gained by revealing Care Packages with the Skirmisher skill 
  • Final – Zipline Gun
    • Max Vary elevated by ~60%.
    • Max Velocity elevated by 66%. 
    • Acceleration and exit velocity changes.
    • Focusing on enhancements, together with up to date visible and audio cues.
    • Can not place the top station on OOB zones. 


  • Final – Dimensional Rift
    • Max Portal Distance has been doubled  (~76m to 152m)
    • Portal Length decreased from 60s to 45s
    • Wraith now will increase velocity over time when creating longer portals


  • Tactical – Gravity Elevate
    • Elevated weapon unfold in Gravity Elevate
    • Elevated vertical velocity of Gravity Elevate by 10%


  • Passive – Fight Revive
    • Diminished the gradual penalty on Lifeline when initiating a revive
  • Final – Care Package deal
    • Decreased the drop animation velocity of Care Package deal from 14s to 8s
    • Elevated the deployment vary of Care Package deal


Ranked queue will now rotate by means of all maps in play, 24 hours per map. The maps for the primary break up are:

  • World’s Edge
  • Storm Level
  • Damaged Moon


Official launch of model 2.0 of Stay API for PC previewed throughout 15.1.2. The API is a built-in mechanism for listening to gameplay occasions and programmatically interacting with Apex Legends. This launch contains:

  • Help for WebSockets server connection
  • Help for Protocol Buffers (protobuf) to ship and obtain information
  • Configuration by means of each command line and JSON
  • 12 new API requests, together with
    • 2 gameplay requests: ChangeCamera and PauseToggle
    • 10 foyer requests particularly for Customized Match

Extra data, together with technical documentation, could be discovered within the LiveAPI folder of the sport set up.


  • Added map rotation previews to the sport mode selector within the foyer.
  • Gamers can now be any group in Gun Run.
  • Elevated the chances of turning into Group Nessie in Gun Run.
  • Group Nessie is now viewable for all groups.
  • Added new indicator on HUD unit frames for the Rankings Chief in Management.
  • Consumables now present a progress bar for teammates subsequent to their unit body on the HUD. Much like reviving. 
  • Added injury to the scoreboard in Management.
  • Elevated the minimal distance between airdropped replicators and different airdrops.
  • Map Options when accessing the Full Map now replicate presently chosen Class Perk data. Moreover, the Sizzling Zone map characteristic description is faraway from the Full Map whereas the Sizzling Zone is hidden from the map. 
  • When in Firing Vary, gamers now regain full well being and shields after they reselect their legend within the legend choose menu.
  • Added skill to ping for an optic even when the optic attachment slot is stuffed.
  • Barely elevated audio for enemies attaching, using, and detaching from Ziprails.
  • Including Credit to Objects impressed and designed by Creators.


  • Repair for Crypto’s drone reticle not being centered when on 16:10 resolutions.
  • Repair for gamers not having the ability to emote in the event that they have been lifeless throughout the champion sequence.
  • [Control] Fastened a problem the place the MRB disappears if the participant holding it leaves the match.
  • Numerous UI bugs and enhancements to the personal match circulate.
  • Numerous bug fixes to some beauty objects.
  • Repair for the weapon digicam within the Loadouts tab not resetting to the proper place when exiting a weapon from the Charms subtab.
  • Repair for footer buttons within the seasonal quest not being clickable.
  • Repair for the gamers’ crosshairs being current typically throughout the champion sequence.
  • The cover hints possibility not hides the waving particular person icon on objects your teammates can use.
  • Fastened a bug the place if a group was empty in Gun Run the HUD would show incorrect data.
  • [Emotes] repair for emotes digicam typically passing by means of partitions.
  • Eliminated exploit that allowed gamers to stay out of bounds longer than meant.
  • [Seer]Fastened a problem the place Seer’s final might be crushed by swinging doorways.
  • [Seer]Fastened a problem the place Seer’ s final and Crypto’s drones would block giant sliding doorways.
  • [Seer] Repair for circumstances the place Seer would have points scanning Crypto.
  • [Seer] Repair for when Seer’s passive heartbeat sensor works by means of Catalyst’s ult when positioned on uneven surfaces.
  • [Seer] Repair for circumstances right here Seer’s tactical can get customers caught if used when they’re crafting.
  • [Valkyrie] Fastened bug the place her animation warps within the in-flight meal emote.
  • [Newcastle] Fastened bug the place the Final just isn’t refunded/just isn’t positioned if a consumer is getting hit with Seer Tactical proper when utilizing it.
  • [Crypto] Fastened a problem the place Crypto’s drone could be destroyed when he’s knocked however not eradicated.
  • [Crypto] Repair for bug the place Crypto’s Drone scanning can block Catalyst from reinforcing doorways.
  • [Crypto] Repair for circumstances the place his Final stops from deploying if Crypto will get downed
  • [Catalyst] Fastened bug the place their Tactical makes it tough to work together with ziplines, loss of life containers, and loot bins.
  • Fastened bug the place the participant is unable to make use of melee assaults by means of Catalyst’s Final.
  • Fastened a problem the place gamers might be caught after being hit by Seer’s tactical whereas utilizing a crafting station.
  • Fastened a problem the place Seer’s transfer velocity could be increased when in ADS whereas unarmed with the heartbeat sensor disabled.
  • Fastened a problem the place Crypto wouldn’t be scanned by Seer’s tactical whereas he was piloting his drone and the drone was not additionally hit by the tactical.
  • [Vantage] Scale back the variety of unintentional tactical activations on controller when pulling out or placing away the last word with each bumpers.
  • [Vantage] Enhance visibility of Sniper’s mark by including on-screen immediate, much like scans.
  • [Vantage] Utilizing tactical in areas blocked by geo, may end up in the participant getting launched into the air
  • Fastened a problem the place when Newcastle’s Final was interrupted it might not accurately refund his Final.
  • Fastened a problem the place Newcastle would proceed to focus on allies whereas phased together with his Final.
  • Fastened a uncommon challenge have been Newcastle’s tactical may get hung within the air and never deploy
  • Fastened a problem with the Black Gap that allowed it to drag gamers by means of partitions and round corners incorrectly.
  • Fastened a problem the place swapping legends in Firing Vary would crash if bleeding out as Revenant.
  • Fastened a problem the place swapping legends in Firing Vary whereas in Crypto’s drone would crash.
  • Fastened a problem the place Newcastle’s final may fail to deploy on touchdown.
  • Fastened a problem the place a spectator swapping between two gamers being healed by DOC would crash the spectator.
  • [Lifeline] Fastened final cooldown showing to want 101% cost.
  • Fastened a problem the place the Final is prepared immediate may seem whereas the participant continues to be skydiving.
  • Fastened bug the place the earlier Season rank is being proven on enemy gladiator playing cards. 
  • Diminished unintentional launches on controller.
  • [DX12] Fastened lacking error popup on launch for unsupported {hardware}.
  • [DX12] Fastened a problem the place some emissive textures wouldn’t seem in third particular person.

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