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Apex Legends Season 13 Patch Notes – Ranked Update, Storm Point Changes, & More

The upcoming Season 13 of Apex Legends, titled Saviors, is set to launch soon, and EA has revealed the changes in some new patch notes!

We’ve had a lot of news, reveals, and leaks leading up to the release of Apex Legends Season 13. This includes a leak of the full Battle Pass for Saviors.

And now, in time for the release, EA and Respawn have revealed the upcoming changes in the latest season of Apex Legends.

Here are all of the changes occurring in Saviors for Apex Legends, when the update releases later today.

Apex Legends Season 13 Saviors Patch Notes and Changes

Here are the revealed patch notes to Apex Legends Season 13 below:

All Changes in Apex Legends Season 13 Patch Notes
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New Legend: Newcastle

  • PASSIVE: RETRIEVE THE WOUNDED
    • Drag allies as you revive and protect them with your Revive Shield.
  • TACTICAL: MOBILE SHIELD
    • Throw a controllable drone that creates a moving energy shield.
  • ULTIMATE: CASTLE WALL
    • Leap to an ally or target area and slam down, creating a fortified stronghold.

You can find out more about Newcastle, his abilities, and a general guide here. We also got a recent leak of his Retrieve the Wounded passive a few days ago.

Storm Point Map Update

The main change to Storm Point is the introduction of a washed-up sea creature called the Downed Beast, as well as a brand new PvE feature called IMC Factories.

There are four of these IMC Factories across Storm Point, which could change the outcome of any game.

Map Rotation

The map rotation for Apex Legends Season 13 is Storm Point, Olympus, and World’s Edge. EA and Respawn are also removing the 2-hour rotation block.

Ranked Changes

The latest season of Apex Legends brings some major changes to Ranked, so much so that Respawn is calling it Ranked Reloaded.

The new Ranked mode includes Tier Demotions, Entry Cost Adjustments, and a reworking of the Ranked Points system to better promote teamplay.

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Balance Updates

Many of the changes to weapons were leaked prior to the patch notes being released. You can find the Apex Legends Season 13 weapon and care package changes here.

Fortified Legends

  • Fortified no longer reduces headshot damage

Crafting Rotation

  • Flatline & Longbow coming out and are now floor loot

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%

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

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
Apex Legends Leak Weapon and Care Package Changes Season 13
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Valkyrie

  • Can no longer freely spin while launching during Skyward Dive

Out of Bounds

  • When going out of bounds the following will be disabled:
    • Legends Abilities
    • Weapons, Ordinances, and Survival Items
    • Healing items (Will not cancel mid healing)
    • All Active Passives (e.g. Valks Jet Packs)

World’s Edge

  • Redesigned windows at Lava Siphon’s Control Tower to focus sightlines
  • Added some additional cover around Lava Siphon’s Lava Pit
  • Gondola loot has been tweaked. The chances of finding high-tier armor in them have been notably reduced. Climatizer and Lava Siphon will still remain as High Tier Loot POIs

Arenas Pricing Adjustments

Thermites

  • 100 → 75

Charge Rifle

  • Level 1: 200 → 150
  • Lvl 2: 200 → 150
  • Lvl 3: 450 → 400

Longbow

  • Base: 400 → 300
  • Level 1: 250 → 200
  • Lvl 2: 300 → 250
  • Lvl 3: 400 → 350

Sentinel

  • Level 3: 400 → 350

Bocek Bow

  • Lvl 2: 250 → 200
  • Lvl 3: 300 → 250

Triple Take

  • Base: 600 → 500
  • Level 1: 250 → 200
  • Lvl 2: 300 → 250
  • Lvl 3: 400 → 300
All Changes in Apex Legends Saviors Patch Notes
Respawn Entertainment

Devotion

  • Lvl 1: 150 → 200
  • Lvl 2: 250 → 350

L-STAR

  • Level 1: 200 → 150

Havoc

  • Base: 350 → 400

Hemlok

  • Level 2: 250 → 200
  • Lvl 3: 350 → 300

Prowler

  • Level 2: 300 → 250
  • Lvl 3: 350 → 300

New Custom Match System

Custom Match is replacing the existing Private Match system, with the following changes:

  • Custom QOL improvements:
    • UI & Design Improvements.
    • Custom Match now saves Team Names & Match Settings when returning from match to lobby.
    • Match flow improvements.
  • Added new launch parameters to pre-select viewing targets for Observer.
  • Updated the color pallet used by Observers when viewing teams (Map Overview + Highlights)
    • Additionally, fixed the color duplication issue previously seen on the map overview
  • Updated the Team Eliminated Text with a unique color for Anonymous Mode in Custom Match.
Apex Legends Newcastle Passive Ability & Gameplay Leaked
Respawn Entertainment

There are also plenty of bug fixes in the upcoming Season 13 update. You can find out more about the bug fixes here.

That concludes the latest patch notes for the Saviors update of Apex Legends. While you’re here, find out more about a recent Apex Legends leak that has revealed a new Wraith skin.

And if you want to take Apex Legends on the go, Apex Legends Mobile could be releasing sooner than you think! You should also find out which of the Legends will be playable in Apex Legends Mobile too!

And earn free loot with Apex Legends Mobile when you pre-register! Find out how to pre-register for Apex Legends Mobile here.

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