Apex Legends season 2 patch notes: Wattson, balance adjustments, and extra – Polygon
Apex Legends season 2 is bringing with it some of the most substantial balance changes the game has ever had. On top of rebalancing certain weapons and heroes, the patch for the new season also altered the map, and even added a new Legend: Wattson. Wattson is a more defensive hero than any that have…

Apex Legends season 2 is bringing with it some of essentially the most gigantic balance adjustments the sport has ever had. On top of rebalancing particular weapons and heroes, the patch for the contemporary season also altered the draw, and even added a contemporary Story: Wattson.

Wattson is a extra defensive hero than any which respect existed in Apex Legends to this level. Pretty than the extinct strengths of working and gunning, Wattson takes a extra cautious design, the utilization of her electrified fences to ascertain perimeters and her Interception Pylon final to prevent incoming ordnance and repair damaged shields.

As for the weapon adjustments, the season 2 patch is bringing with it a contemporary gun known as the L-STAR, a tiring-firing LMG that gamers can simplest earn from Airdrops. There are also a few contemporary attachments in the sport, including Hammerpoint Rounds that can enable pistols fancy the P2020 and the Mozambique to attain further ache to unshielded gamers.

For a perceive at the total adjustments coming to Apex Legends in season 2 that you just would possibly also read the paunchy patch notes below.


Apex Legends season 2 patch notes

Weapons

Serene Airdrop Weapon: L-STAR EMG

  • Fires large high-ache plasma projectiles
  • Will overheat if player fires for too long
  • Comes with its possess limited ammo supply
  • Supreme available in Airdrops

Serene Hop-Up: Disruptor Rounds

  • Increased ache to shielded targets.
  • Compatibility: Alternator / RE-45

Serene Hop-Up: Hammerpoint Rounds

  • Increased ache to unshielded targets.
  • Compatibility: P2020, Mozambique.

Serene Attachments: Energy Mags

  • Increases journal ability.
  • Increases reload bustle at rare and above.
  • Compatibility: Havoc, Triple Favor, Devotion.
  • Lowered default mag sizes on like minded weapons.

Skullpiercer Hop-Up: Upgraded to gold tier & increased rarity.

Flatline:

  • ache Sixteen -> 19

P2020:

  • ache 12 -> thirteen

Triple Favor x Precision Choke:

  • choke time 1.5 -> 1.1

Alternator:

  • ache thirteen -> 15
  • recoil mitigation increased for all barrel attachments.

Kraber:

  • ache a hundred twenty 5 -> 145
  • headshot scale 2.0 -> 2.05
  • leg ache scale 0.seventy six -> 0.Eight
  • moderately increased rarity

Arc Superstar Tweaks

  • Increased ignition prolong from 2.5 to 2.Eight seconds.
  • Sticking a paunchy health player and not utilizing a armor will now down them.
  • Avid gamers at the threshold of the explosion not earn their shields totally shredded.

Ammo Stack Sizes

  • Shotgun max stack reduced from sixty Four to Sixteen. Avid gamers now want extra than one stacks of ammo to flee a shotty.
  • Energy max stack increased from 60 to 80; now matches Light/ Heavy ammo.

Turned around Gold Weapons

  • Flatline
  • Alternator
  • RE45
  • Mozambique
  • P2020

Airdrop Weapon Spawn Rates

  • L-STAR added to airdrop weapon loot tables.
  • Airdrop weapon spawn rates now alternate essentially based fully on early/ mid/ gradual game. Shall we embrace, early game will spawn extra Krabers, end game will spawn extra Mastiffs.

Efficiency Optimizations

  • Improved efficiency when firing weapons, particularly for multi-projectile weapons fancy shotguns and Triple Favor.
  • In our sorting out this has contributed to delivering a smoother total trip on every server and client, particularly at some stage in early game wrestle instances.

Malicious program fixes

  • Mounted exploit the put aside gamers would possibly maybe employ weapon perceive to assassinate out diversified weapon behaviors.
  • EVA-Eight: ADS recoil now resettles abet to starting level somewhat than a randomized offset of the originate line.
  • Thermite Grenades: mounted a dispute the put aside gamers downed with thermite shall be invincible to thermite after being revived.

Standard

Fortified [ Gibraltar, Caustic ]

  • Atomize reduction increased: 10% -> 15%
  • Fortified Legends are now proof against tiring effects from weapon fire.

Low Profile [ Wraith, Lifeline, Pathfinder ]

  • Low Profile will increase incoming ache by 5%.

Bloodhound

  • Stare of the Allfather

Enemies scanned now are tracked in exact time somewhat than leaving a ghost image in the abet of. The tracking lasts for 1.5 seconds.

Increased the angle of the scan to 110 from ninety.

  • Tracker

Increased clue duration to ninety seconds from 60 seconds.

Mounted a bug the put aside energy weapons wouldn’t leave in the abet of weapon fired clues.

Mounted a bug the put aside circulate clues would every so continuously not be generated.

Mirage

  • Vanishing Act

Mirage can now assassinate out of his final veil early.

Mirage now has a microscopic prolong when disabling veil.

Caustic

  • Nox Gas

The magnitude of the tiring is reduced by 50% when effecting teammates.

Gibraltar

  • Dome of Protection

Increased the duration by Three seconds.

Pathfinder

Up so some distance the hit field to higher conform with the irascible model.

We’re also planning to earn adjustments so his hitbox higher shows Legendary Skins as properly for conditions the put aside it’s not matching up.

Lifeline

  • D.O.C. heal drone now gets destroyed after 2 ache ticks by the circle.

Stats Page


Apex Legends stats online page

Apex Legends’ contemporary stats online page.
Respawn Entertainment/Digital Arts

  • Added a stats online page. You would earn admission to it by hovering over your title whereas in the Foyer and clicking it to perceive. The online page will tag you your total story stats as properly as earn admission to to your stats for every season and Ranked Series.
  • We’re particular you all would possibly respect suggestions on diversified stats you’d engage to price right here. What we’re transport with Season 2 is correct the commence and we’re planning to compose on it. We won’t promise anything but indubitably enable us to know what diversified stats you engage to respect shown after you’ve played around with it.
  • KNOWN ISSUES: There shall be some stats [like assists for example] that can commence counting for Season 2 but won’t story for progress earlier than that. Right here’s on story of until we added the feature, these items wasn’t being counted. We’re attempting at future improvements to retroactively update these areas that we hope to tackle down the avenue.

The Ring

With Season 2, we’ll attempting out contemporary circle closing bustle, dimension, and ache that now applies to every Ranked Leagues and the common Apex Queue.

  • Ring Atomize is now the following:
  • Spherical 1: 2% ache taken per tick.
  • Spherical 2: 5% ache taken per tick.
  • Spherical Three: 10% ache taken per tick.
  • Spherical Four: 20% ache taken per tick.
  • Spherical 5: 20% ache taken per tick.
  • Spherical 6 and beyond: 25% ache taken per tick.

Ring commence and closing bustle is now the following:

  • First Circle

Begins closing after: Three minutes.

Time to shut: 2 minutes.

  • Second Circle

Begins closing after: 2 minutes 30 seconds.

Time to shut: 2 minutes.

  • 1/Three Circle

Begins closing after: 2 minutes 15 seconds.

Time to shut: 2 minutes.

  • Fourth Circle

Begins closing after: 2 minutes.

Time to shut: 2 minutes.

  • Fifth Circle

Begins closing after: 1 minute 30 seconds.

Time to shut: 1 minutes forty seconds.

  • Sixth Circle

Begins closing after: 1 minute 30 seconds.

Time to shut: 1 minutes forty seconds.

  • Seventh Circle

Begins closing after: 2 minutes.

Time to shut: 1 minute 20 seconds.

  • Eighth Circle

Begins closing after: 20 seconds.

Time to shut: 1 minute 20 seconds.

Ring radius for the first circle has been moderately reduced [it’s about 9% smaller than it was before].


Effective of Life

  • Pings

When pinging a closed door, the player will now affirm “closed door right here”.

When pinging an initiating door, the player will now affirm “somebody’s been right here”.

When a player requests a hop up, if the gun simplest accepts one extra or less hop up, the player will callout that individual hop up they’re buying for. If the gun accepts extra than one hop ups, the player won’t vocalize it but all likely hop united statesrequested will tag up in the obit feed.

  • Arc stars that are caught to gamers would possibly respect to silent not fail to attain ache when the portion of the player it’s caught to is intersecting one more object.
  • Made visual improvements to the Legends whereas in the Foyer and personality procure.
  • Added improvements and polish to the Story’s animations whereas skydiving.
  • Improved melee hit detection on the cruise tank whereas it’s inviting.
  • Server optimizations.
  • Improved server and client efficiency when firing weapons, particularly for multi-projectile weapons fancy shotguns and TripleTake.
  • Substantial doorways and Offer Bins can now be aged whereas viewing them from extra rude angles.
  • Boring Effects will now tiring gamers equally no matter their controller settings.
  • Wraith’s Heirloom will now extra reliably tag its lightning visualFX.
  • Heal items will now extra reliably tag the factual model when switching between diversified kinds.
  • Standard optimizations to pork up framerate.
  • Mounted anguish with geometry every so continuously flickering when considered from a protracted distance.
  • Death Field rarity colors are now extra considered from a distance.
  • “Send Friend Query” system-tip now reveals up when hovering over teammates Banners whereas viewing the “Squad Eliminated” cloak and “Squads” tab at some stage in a match.
  • Made it so that your weapon won’t play its priming animation in the event you pull it out after skydiving.
  • Mounted anguish with skydive persevering with to loop falling soundFX after touchdown.
  • Apex will not swap from paunchy cloak to windowed mode robotically in the event you shift to focal level on diversified capabilities whereas Apex is booting up.
  • Mounted anguish with gamers seeing their Foundation chums listed as offline as soon as they aren’t.
  • Made improvements to whisper chat for PC.
  • Mounted anguish the put aside that you just can lose your Steam chums listing after restarting Apex on PC.
  • Mounted anguish the put aside every so continuously gamers would earn a dark cloak at some stage in personality procure.
  • Added “Flash Hider” description to the Gold Barrel Stabilizer attachment. It continuously did this but the guidelines wasn’t equipped properly so we added it to the outline when inspecting the attachment.

Malicious program Fixes

  • Mounted a success registration bug that can occur in the event you fired your weapon whereas being damaged by an enemy shotgun.
  • Mounted a bug the put aside every so continuously load shows would not appear properly and gamers would snappy to find the coaching draw earlier than loading into a match.
  • Mounted anguish with gamers not continuously hearing chosen quip dialogue when performing a finisher or being performed.
  • Mounted anguish with Apex not working precisely when SLI or Crossfire is enabled.
  • Mounted bug with the consumables wheel every so continuously exhibiting smooth.
  • Mounted bug the put aside gamers would every so continuously earn caught on the War Pass Level cloak.
  • Mounted bug the put aside The Release button would be greyed out when it shouldn’t be when attempting to uncover rewards.
  • Mounted bug the put aside gamers would every so continuously be unable to exit the War Pass tab after selecting it from the Foyer.
  • Mounted an exploit the put aside gamers would possibly maybe bounce whereas downed.
  • Mounted anguish the put aside every so continuously the client would crash to the Dashboard when entering personality procure on Xbox One.
  • Mounted a bug the put aside pinging a sniper stock in your inventory would tag up as “buying for Grip”
  • Mounted a bug that caused gamers and loot to commence sliding permanently or launching inconsistently onto Offer Ship surfaces after doing melee attacks against the Offer Ship walls.
  • Mounted bug that can trigger gamers to shift to a field below the draw when switching between gamers whereas spectating.
  • Mounted bug for conditions the put aside performing a melee attack whereas inspecting an merchandise would trigger the attack to tiring down and never deal ache.
  • [X1 only] Mounted bug the put aside gamers weren’t being rewarded “The Player” fulfillment after hitting level 50. When you occur to respect reached level 50 and never got it previously it’s miles going to silent now be awarded retroactively.
  • Mounted the bug that every so continuously caused Apex to crash when plugging a PS4 controller into your PC whereas the sport is spellbinding.
  • Mounted bug that caused an “Out of Bounds” warning and timer whereas driving the Offer Ship over particular areas of Kings Canyon.
  • Standard improvements to game balance linked to various script errors.

Legends

  • Bloodhound

Mounted bug the put aside gamers wouldn’t compose circulate evidence markers except they respect been sprinting.

Mounted bug the put aside every so continuously energy weapons wouldn’t compose ‘weapon fired’ evidence markers.

  • Wraith

Mounted bug the put aside Wraith’s jetpack boosters would possibly maybe silent be considered whereas phasing.

Mounted anguish the put aside in some rare conditions, performing a Finisher whereas down player is entering a Wraith Portal.

Mounted an exploit that allowed gamers to space further Dimensional Portals.

  • Octane

Mounted a bug that caused throwable items to bounce off a bounce pad with out really touching it.