Apex Legends Season 16 patch notes

Apex Legends Season 16 patch notes
Credit: Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends Season 16 patch notes
Credit: Respawn Entertainment
February 14, 2023: The patch notes for Season 16 is out!

As Season 15 of Apex Legends enters its final stages, all eyes are on what Season 16 of the hugely popular battle royale has to offer. The new season, named Revelry, has new content that many players will surely love. Alongside the new content, many will resort to the Apex Legends Season 16 patch notes for a closer look at the changes made to the game.

Typically, the patch notes contain a wealth of information surrounding any buffs and nerfs to characters, weapons, and any exploits impacting the game. Alongside that, intel on a new map rotation and tweaks to ranked will emerge.

Before we take a closer look at what to expect from the Apex Legends Season 16 patch notes, check out our guides showcasing the best Apex Legends guns to use in the final weeks of the current season.

Apex Legends Season 16 patch notes

Arguably the biggest change for this season, Respawn Entertainment reorganized legend classes and added perks that will help players choose their own style. Here are the new classes (and their perks) added to the game:

More ammo/stack Access to red bins
Reveal care packages
Survey Beacon (Reveal enemy locations)
Ring Console (Reveal the next circle)
Craft Banners Access to Blue Bins

Also, just like in previous seasons, expect a brand-new battle pass packed with content and potential adjustments to the current pool of weapons available in Care Packages and through crafting.

Apex Legends Season 16 patch notes
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Here are all the game adjustments for Season 16:

Apex Legends Season 16 Patch Notes

Ranked Map Rotation

  • World's Edge
  • Storm Point
  • Broken Moon

Gun Changes

Legendary Shotgun Bolt

  • A new shotgun bolt rarity tier is added
  • Gold Perk: Automatically reloads rounds while sliding. Activates while equipped or stowed.

Care Package Rotation

  • Hemlok Burst AR and Rampage LMG returns to the Care Package

Weapon Crafting Rotation

  • Longbow DMR, Volt, G7 Scout, and C.A.R SMG are now in the crafter

Floor Loot and Crafting

  • Anvil Receiver Hop-Up [R-301, Flatline] is removed from floor loot and crafting
  • Hammerpoint Rounds Hop-Up [Mozambique, P2020] is now added to floor loot and crafting

Gold Weapon Rotation

  • Nemesis, Rampage, PK, Wingman, R99


  • Reduced base ammo capacity


  • Increased damage from 11 to 12

Assault Rifles

  • Reduced hipfire accuracy


  • Reduced damage from 14 to 13

Hemlock Burst AR [Care Package]

  • Damage increased from 20 to 23
  • Headshot Multiplier increased from 1.75 to 1.8
  • Improved recoil
  • Integrated Boosted Loader Hop-Up


  • Spread pattern adjusted to have a tighter spray
  • New Tactical Stocks: Improved reload speed and handling
  • Increased projectile size at close range


  • New Tactical Stocks: Improved reload speed and handling
  • Increased projectile size at close range


  • Increased projectile size at close range

Rampage LMG [Floor]

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

Legends Changes


  • 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
  • Zipline Gun
  • Max Range and speed increased
  • Adjusted acceleration and exit speeds
  • Improved targeting
  • Can no longer place the end station on OOB zones.


  • 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
  • Focus of Attention
  • No longer shows the full body of scanned targets
  • Exhibit
  • No longer reveals on initiation
  • Duration reduced to 25s
  • Cooldown increased to 180s


  • 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 a notification on their screen
  • Bamboozle icon marker duration increased to 3.5s and now tracks the Bamboozled player’s movement


  • 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
  • Eye of the Allfather
  • Reduced full body scan time to 1s
  • Diamond target on a 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


  • Gravity Lift
  • Increased weapon spread and vertical speed of Gravity Lift


  • Combat Revive
  • Reduced the slow penalty on Lifeline when reviving
  • Care Package
  • Decreased the drop animation speed of Care Package to 8s
  • Increased the deployment range of Care Package


  • Dimensional Rift
  • Max Portal Distance has been increased to 152m
  • Portal Duration reduced to 45s
  • Wraith now increases speed over time when creating longer portals

Apex Legends Season 16 New Weapon: Nemesis

Apex Legends Season 16 Nemesis
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Nemesis is a new weapon that has been introduced in Apex Legends. It is an energy-class assault rifle that has a burst fire (four rounds). Nemesis also has a ramping burst delay that decreases the time between its firing rate, which can simulate a fully automatic AR.

This gun looks promising, and it is unsure whether it will dethrone the Apex Legends favorites, Flatline and R-301.

Team Deathmatch Debut

Apex Legends Season 16 Team Deathmatch
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The Revelry update will also bring a new rotating game mode, Team Deathmatch. Two teams, consisting of six players, will brawl to the death. This new game mode will be a huge help for warmups and practice mechanics.

When is Apex Legends Season 16?

Respawn Entertainment will release Season 16, Revelry, on February 14 at 6 pm UK time. There is no set date for the end of Apex Legends Season 16, but basing on the past, Revelry will probably end around March.

That's all there is to know about the Apex Legends Season 16 patch notes. For more, take a look at our Apex Legends page containing all the latest news, leaks, and guides.

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