Apex Legends season 16 is bringing with it a plethora of shake-ups for the battle royale game, including major changes to the weapon meta, class system, and individual legends. Apex Legends season 16 won't feature a new character, with Respawn instead focusing on changing up existing legends.

Among other changes like Apex Legends' new class gameplay perk system, seven existing legends have been targeted for the biggest changes in season 16. These characters are Seer, Bloodhound, Wraith, Pathfinder, Horizon, Mirage, and Lifeline.

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Apex Legends Season 16 Character Buffs and Nerfs

The changes made to Seer and Bloodhound are designed to hit the scan meta in Apex Legends, with these two characters seeing a reduction in scan frequencies. For Seer, there is now a charge-up timer for his Heartbeat Sensor, so it can no longer be spammed continuously. It is also more audible, meaning nearby players may hear it, increasing the risk of Seer's scans. Meanwhile, Bloodhound's Ultimate no longer refreshes scans, and they have a new White Raven feature that will fly toward their closest enemy, to emphasize the tracking element of his kit.

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Wraith will always be a popular character in Apex Legends, which may make it odd to see her receiving a perceivable buff, but it has a specific reason. She and Pathfinder are receiving buffs aimed at increasing macro rotations and taking some of that off of Valkyrie. As many fans know, Valkyrie makes it incredibly easy to get out of a bad situation, but that's a role all Skirmishers should fill. Because of this, Wraith's portal will be able to go double the distance and she'll move even faster during it, while Pathfinder's zipline has increased range and speed too.

The last three are a bit of a smorgasbord. Horizon's Gravity lift will now go higher, as another method of macro rotation, but her weapon accuracy while using it is decreased. This Horizon change previously found its way into Apex Legends, so it shouldn't surprise fans too much but may differ from that iteration. For Mirage, players will remain invisible for a few seconds after getting off a revive—Mirage and the revived legend—but they will be unarmed. Pulling out a gun will break this invisibility, but this change will enable more "cheeky revive plays," according to Respawn. Furthermore, Mirage will mark opponents who shoot his clones now, though the information available will not last too long.

Finally, Lifeline is seeing some of her slower abilities sped up, so that she is not a sitting duck so often. One example of this is how her Care Package will drop faster, which may seem like a small change, but it's a good one in the grand scheme of things. Apex Legends season 16 is shaping up to be something special, but it does remain to be seen how all these changes and others impact the game.

Apex Legends is available now for Mobile, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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