Apex Legends Season 16 Patch Notes 

Apex Legends Season 16 Patch Notes 
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Apex Legends Season 16 is just around the corner, it is being called Apex Legends: Revelry and will bring a host of new updates to the game. This time around there are no new Legends being introduced, yet that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of new features for fans to look forward to. 

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Fortunately, Respawn and EA have already released comprehensive patch notes for what we can expect to be arriving in Season 16

Apex Legends Season 16 Patch Notes 

Legendary Shotgun Bolt

  • New shotgun bolt rarity tier added to floor loot and crafters
  • Gold Perk: Automatically reloads rounds while sliding. Activates while equipped or stowed.

Care Package Rotation

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

Weapon Crafting Rotation

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

Gold Weapon Rotation

  • Nemesis, Rampage, PK, Wingman, R99

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

  • Removed from floor loot and crafting

Hammerpoint Rounds Hop-Up [Mozambique, P2020]

  • Added to floor loot and crafting
  • Rarity tier increased to Legendary

C.A.R. SMG

  • Reduced base ammo capacity to 19 (was 20)

R-99

  • Increased damage to 12 (was 11)

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Assault Rifles

  • Significantly reduced hipfire accuracy

R-301

  • Reduced damage to 13 (was 14)

Hemlok Burst AR [Care Package]

  • Damage increased to 23 (was 20)
  • Headshot Multiplier increased to 1.8 (was 1.75)
  • Improved recoil
  • Integrated Boosted Loader Hop-Up
  • Boosted Loader: Faster reloads at low ammo that overload the magazine with 9 extra rounds

Mastiff

  • Spread pattern adjusted to be tighter
  • Added Tactical Stocks attachment to improve reload speed and handling
  • Increased projectile size at close range

Peacekeeper

  • Added Tactical Stocks attachment to improve reload speed and handling
  • Increased projectile size at close range

EVA-8

  • Increased projectile size at close range

Rampage LMG [Floor]

  • Reverted to non-Care Package version
    • Damage reduced to 26 (was 28 in Care Package)
    • No longer auto-energizes when picking up
  • Energy decays slower when not firing

Apex Legends Season 16: Legends Patch Notes 

Seer

  • Passive – Heartbeat Sensor
    • Audio from Seer’s passive is now more audible to enemy players
    • Activation is now delayed to match raise animation of weapon or unarmed
    • Lock-On indication will now only show on heartbeat cadence of target
  • Tactical – Focus of Attention
    • No longer shows full body scan on scanned targets
  • Ultimate: Exhibit
    • No longer reveals on initiation
    • Duration reduced from 30s to 25s
    • Cooldown increased from 120s to 180s

Bloodhound

  • Passive – Tracker
    • White Ravens
      • Ethereal White Ravens will now occasionally spawn near Bloodhound when no enemies are around.
      • White Ravens can be interacted with or scanned to trigger them to fly towards the nearest enemy player
      • The White Raven will leave a misty trail behind for Bloodhound to follow, and will share this direction with their team on the map.
      • Using a White Raven will recover 25% Tactical / Ultimate charge
      • Scanning a White Raven will fully refund the Tactical Charge
  • Tactical – Eye of the Allfather
    • Reduced full body scan time from 3s to 1s
    • Diamond target on scanned enemy is unchanged
  • Ultimate – Beast of the Hunt
    • No longer recharges or speeds up the cooldown rate of Bloodhound’s Tactical
    • Will launch a White Raven that flies towards the nearest enemy
    • Killing an enemy while in Beast of the Hunt will also trigger a White Raven

Mirage

  • Passive – Now you see me…
    • Mirage and his ally now remain cloaked after a revive for 3s
    • Weapons remain stowed while cloaked
    • Drawing your weapon will remove the cloaking effect early
  • Mirage Clones
    • Bamboozles are now only triggered by bullet fire and melee
    • Enemies who are bamboozled now receive notification on their screen
    • Bamboozle icon marker now tracks the Bamboozled player’s movement 
    • Bamboozle icon marker duration increased from 2.5s to 3.5s  

Pathfinder

  • Passive – Insider Knowledge
    • Pathfinder’s passive benefits are no longer gained by scanning Survey Beacons
    • Pathfinder’s passive benefits (Ultimate charge and 10s Ultimate Cooldown reduction) are now gained by revealing Care Packages with the Skirmisher ability 
  • Ultimate – Zipline Gun
    • Max Range increased by ~60%.
    • Max Speed increased by 66%. 
    • Acceleration and exit speed adjustments.
    • Targeting improvements, including updated visual and audio cues.
    • Can no longer place the end station on OOB zones. 

Wraith

  • Ultimate – Dimensional Rift
    • Max Portal Distance has been doubled  (~76m to 152m)
    • Portal Duration reduced from 60s to 45s
    • Wraith now increases speed over time when creating longer portals

Horizon

  • Tactical – Gravity Lift
    • Increased weapon spread in Gravity Lift
    • Increased vertical speed of Gravity Lift by 10%

Lifeline

  • Passive – Combat Revive
    • Reduced the slow penalty on Lifeline when initiating a revive
  • Ultimate – Care Package
    • Decreased the drop animation speed of Care Package from 14s to 8s
    • Increased the deployment range of Care Package

Apex Legends Season 16: Quality of Life Improvements 

  • Added map rotation previews to the game mode selector in the lobby.
  • Players can now be any team in Gun Run.
  • Increased the odds of becoming Team Nessie in Gun Run.
  • Team Nessie is now viewable for all teams.
  • Added a new indicator on HUD unit frames for the Ratings Leader in Control
  • Consumables now show a progress bar for teammates next to their unit frame on the HUD. Similar to reviving. 
  • Added damage to the scoreboard in Control.
  • Increased the minimum distance between airdropped replicators and other airdrops.
  • Map Features when accessing the Full Map now reflect currently selected Class – – Perk info. Additionally, the Hot Zone map feature description is removed from the – Full Map while the Hot Zone is hidden from the map. 
  • When in Firing Range, players now regain full health and shields when they reselect their legend in the legend select menu.
  • Added ability to ping for an optic even if the optic attachment slot is filled.
  • Slightly increased audio for enemies attaching, riding, and detaching from Ziprails.
  • Adding Credits to Items inspired and designed by Creators.