Apex Legends Season 18 Legend buffs and nerfs

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Apex Legends Revenant holding Heirloom with cloudy sky in background
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The Apex Legends Season 18 Legend buffs and nerfs are bound to spice up the pecking order in Respawn Entertainment's battle royale. The start of a new Apex Legends season often brings plenty of changes to casual and competitive matches in a bid to level the playing field once again.

Within the patch notes, Respawn has shared information on all of the changes affecting a number of popular Legends along with Revenant Reborn who comes with reworked abilities.

Before we take a closer look at all of the Apex Legends Season 18 Legend buffs and nerfs, check out our Apex Legends weapon tier list for the strongest weapons to use right now.

Apex Legends Season 18 Legend buffs and nerfs

Revenant has been reborn

  • Updated class to Skirmisher (was Assault)
  • New abilities

Ultimate Cooldowns

  • Bangalore: Rolling Thunder to 240s (+60s)
  • Catalyst: Dark Veil to 150s (+30s)
  • Gibraltar: Defensive Bombardment to 180s (-90s)
  • Horizon: Black Hole to 210s (+30s)
  • Loba: Black Market Boutique to 150s (+30s)
    • Ultimate Accelerants grant 25% ult charge (up from 20%)
  • Mad Maggie: Wrecking Ball to 120s (+30s)
  • Pathfinder: Zipline Gun to 180s (+60s)
  • Wraith: Dimensional Rift to 180s (-30s)
Apex Legends Revenant holding Bloodhound by the neck
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Credit: Respawn Entertainment

Tactical Updates

  • Ballistic’s Whistler
    • Reduced delay before an overheated weapon starts cooling down to 1s (was 2s)
    • Reduced how long it takes an overheated weapon to cooldown to 8s (was 12s)
  • Loba’s Burglar’s Best Friend
    • Cooldown reduced to 25s (was 30s)
  • Seer’s Focus of Attention
    • Slow Duration reduced to 0.5s (was 2.5s)
    • Silence Duration reduced to 8s (was 10s)
    • Firing Speed increased to 1.4s (was 0.9s)

A number of Legends have received balancing changes as part of the Season 18 update. The majority of adjustments affect ultimate cooldowns, meaning it will take longer to access some of those abilities capable of turning the tide of a match in your favour.

We'll have to wait and see how these changes affect the meta and the picks you choose to make before climbing aboard the jump ship.

There you have it, that's all there is to know about the Apex Legends Season 18 Legend buffs and nerfs. For more, take a look at our Apex Legends tier list showcasing the best Legends to use.

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