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Apex Legends Season 13 weapon nerfs and buffs

Apex Legends Season 13 is quickly approaching, and players are already curious about the weapon balance changes to prepare for the new meta.
Apex Legends Season 13 weapon nerfs and buffs

Apex Legends Season 13 ‘Saviors’ update is just a few hours away, and it’s set to revamp the battle royale experience with a new Legend, Newcastle, updates to Storm Point, and a new map rotation. Similar to the previous seasons, the weapon balance changes will be one of the most significant points behind energizing the game’s meta.

As per the official patch notes, 16 guns are subject to changes in Apex Legends Season 13 that will affect the weapon meta in the coming days. With that in mind, let’s check out every weapon nerf and buff in Apex Legends Season 13.

All weapons nerfs and buffs in Apex Legends Season 13

All weapons nerfs and buffs in Apex Legends Season 13.
All weapons nerfs and buffs in Apex Legends Season 13. (Picture: Respawn)

Respawn Entertainment will tweak the following guns right after the release of Apex Legends Season 13 ‘Saviors’ update:

Crafting Rotation

  • Flatline & Longbow coming out and are now floor loot

  • Rampage & R-301 going into crafter

Gold Weapons

  • EVA-8, Bow, Flatline, P2020, Spitfire

Helmets Buff

  • Blue helmet headshot damage reduction increased from 40% to 50%

  • Purple helmet headshot damage reduction increased from 50% to 65%

Kraber

  • Headshot multiplier down from 3.0 to 2.0

  • Damage reduced from 145 to 140

Rampage

  • Increased reload time from  2.6 to 3.1

  • Slightly increased handling times

LSTAR

  • Reduced headshot damage multiplier from 1.75 to 1.5

  • Reduced headshot distance from 64m to 57m

  • Overheat cool-off time increased from 2.5 to 3.6

  • Slightly increased handling times

Devotion

  • Damage reduced from 16 to 15

  • Reduced headshot damage multiplier from 1.75 to 1.5

  • Reduced headshot distance from 64m to 57m

  • Increased reload time from 2.8 to 3.2

  • Draw time increased to 0.8 from 0.7

  • Holster time increased to 0.75 from 0.65

  • Raise time increased to 0.65 from 0.55

  • Lower time increased to 0.6 from 0.5

Apex Legends Season 13 weapons update.
Apex Legends Season 13 weapons update. (Picture: Respawn)

Havoc

  • Improved recoil at the start of the pattern

Dual Shell

  • Removed from floor loot and crafting bundles

Mozambique & Peacekeeper

  • Increased limb damage from 0.8 to 1.0

Crate Weapons

  • Spitfire back to floor loot

  • Mastiff into crate

Spitfire

  • Damage decreased from 19 to 18

  • Purple & Gold Magazine capacity reduced from 55 to 50

  • Crouched hipfire spread increased

  • Removed barrel attachment slot

  • Reduced headshot damage multiplier from 1.75 to 1.5

  • Reduced headshot distance from 64m to 57m

  • Increased reload time from 3.2 to 3.4

  • Draw time increased to 0.8 from 0.7

  • Holster time increased to 0.75 to 0.65

  • Raise time increased to 0.65 from 0.55

  • Lower time increased to 0.6 from 0.5

Mastiff

  • Tightened blast pattern

  • Ammo capacity reduced from 6 to 4

  • Stockpile ammo: 28

  • Damage per pellet increased from 11 to 14

  • Increased pellet size

  • Fire Rate increased from 1.1 to 1.2

Cells & Syringes

  • Cells and Syringe spawn rates have been lowered by about 18%

Rampart Improvements

  • Sheila spin-up time decreased from 1.75s to 1.25s

  • Amped Cover deploy health increased from 45 to 120

  • Amped Cover deploy time decreased from 4.25 to 3.6

So there you have it, everything about Apex Legends Season 13 weapon balance changes.

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Featured image courtesy of Respawn Entertainment