Apex Legends Season 16 Revelry Character Changes: Class Rework and Legend Buffs and Nerfs

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
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Credit: EA

As Season 15 comes to a close, we finally have a glimpse of some of the Legend-related changes that Respawn has implemented with the highly anticipated Apex Legends Season 16 update.

Respawn has constantly been introducing new content and features to Apex Legends since Season 1 so that the mass player base can stay entertained and engaged in the game. Along with other changes, Respawn has already introduced 22 Legends into the game since its release, and they continue to do so.

Respawn doesn’t just throw a Legend into the game and leave it up to the players to explore the character meta. Instead, they take into account a number of things, such as how often Legends are picked and how well they do in competitive, ranked, and casual play. After carefully considering these factors, Respawn adjusts the Legends each season.

However, in Season 15, Respawn did not make any changes to the Legends. So, the character meta has remained almost unchanged. Nevertheless, it won’t be the same for Season 16. With the release of the new trailer for Apex Legends Revelry trailer and blog post.

Read More: Apex Legends Season 16 Revelry: Everything We Know So Far

Apex Legends Season 16 Character Changes, Buffs, and Nerfs

New Legend Canceled

As verified by Respawn, no new Legend will be introduced in Season 16. The addition of a new Legend to the roster at a time when all the Legend classes are being remastered would only cause further issues. Although news of a new Legend named Ballistic surfaced in Season 15, it looks like the character will not debut until Season 17.

Legend Class Rework: New Class “Skirmisher” Added

Starting from Season 16, Respawn will make a complete class rework across the Legend categories. For starters, Respawn is adding a new Legend-class called Skirmisher. The Skirmisher Legends will specialize in movement. Additionally, they’ll be able to see what’s in the Care Package before it drops.

Legend Class Rework: New Class "Skirmisher" Added
Credit: EA

Other than adding a new class, there will be changes to the Legend categories that are already there. For instance, Gibraltar and Newcastle will be assigned to the Support Legends category, and all Support Legends will have access to the blue Supply Bin, which was previously available exclusively to Lifeline.

Each legend class will have different buffs based on their classes. Each of these classes will represent a core gameplay style that will cater to different players.

AssaultSkirmisherReconControllerSupport
BangalorePathfinderBloodhoundCausticGibraltar
Revenant WraithCryptoWattsonLifeline
FuseMirageSeer RampartLoba
AshOctaneVantageCatalystNewcastle
Mad MaggieHorizon
Valkyrie

Class Perks:

Each class in Apex Legends will have different perks, as mentioned previously. The specific perks of each class are given below-

Assault: MORE AMMO/STACK and ACCESS ‘RED’ BINS

Skirmisher: REVEAL CARE PACKAGES

Recon: SURVEY BEACON
(Enemy Locations)

Controller: RING CONSOLE(Next Circle)

Support: CRAFT BANNERS and ACCESS ‘BLUE’ BINS

Legend Class Breakdown:

Now that we know what the main perks of the different classes are, let’s get into a little more detail.

ASSAULT – COMBAT UTILITY & INITIATION:

Assault class Legends are the following:

Bangalore, Ash, Fuse, Mad Maggie, Revenant

Perks:

  • Access the Secret Compartment of Weapon Supply Bins
    • Contains 4 “smart loot” attachments for you or your team’s current loadout
    • One loot slot is reserved for optics 
    • Chances for a magazine & hop ups are lower than for other gear 
    • If the secret compartment is opened while no one on your team has a weapon, a weapon will drop with 2 attachments for it
    • Min Tier for all attachments is RARE
    • Carry more ammo per ammo stack
      • Light, Heavy and Energy ammo can stack one extra
      • Shotgun & Sniper Ammo has a reduced extra stack
Apex Legends Skirmisher Assault Perks
Apex Legends Skirmisher Assault Perks

SKIRMISHER – COMBAT MOBILITY & ESCAPE:

The following Legends fall in the Skirmisher category:

Wraith, Valkyrie, Octane, Horizon, Mirage, Pathfinder

Perks:

  • Can spot incoming Care Packages to see the highest value contents in them
    • Care Packages are revealed by looking at them for a few seconds
      • They can be spotted in the air as they fall OR
      • At their landing location, if within range
    • Can also see when the item has been taken by another team (turns grey)
    • Can ping map icons or in-world icons for team
Apex Legends Skirmisher Perk
Apex Legends Skirmisher Perk


RECON – ENEMY INTEL & TRACKING:

The following Legends fall under the Recon category:

Bloodhound, Crypto, Seer, Vantage

Perks:

  • Can Use Modified Survey Beacons
    • Reveal all enemy positions on the Map/Mini-Map for 30s
    • Enemies in pulse range are alerted to beacon use
Apex Legends Recon Perks
Apex Legends Recon Perks

CONTROLLER – AREA SETUP & CONTROL:

The Controller Legends are:

Caustic, Wattson, Rampart, Catalyst

Perks:

  • Use Ring Consoles to find the next Ring Location
Apex Legends Controller Perk
Apex Legends Controller Perk

SUPPORT – TEAM SURVIVAL & SUPPLY:

Support Legends are:

Lifeline, Loba, Gibraltar, Newcastle

Perks:

  • Craft ally banners (even if expired)
    • Current Cost = 30 Crafting Materials 
    • Banner can be recovered from the Crafter once crafting is complete 
    • A crafted Banner will contain all recoverable teammate
  • Access Secret Compartments on Blue Bins
    • Compartment has increased chance for large health kits (Shield Batteries and Med Kits)
      • Compartments has unique Survival Item logic
      • Increased % of Heat Shields when outside the ring
      • Increased % of Mobile Respawn Beacon if carrying a teammate banner.
      • This logic has an internal limit (cannot be repeated) and will not trigger if already carrying the item.
Apex Legends Support Perks
Apex Legends Support Perks

All Legend Buffs and Nerfs

Seer

  • Passive – delay added to heartbeat sensor of ∼ 2 seconds; after that, it will appear indefinitely. A louder audio cue is given to enemies when being scanned.
  • Ultimate – Cooldown increased from 2 to 3 minutes + duration decreased from 35 to 25 seconds

Bloodhound

  • Ultimate – Bloodhound’s Ultimate Ability, Beast of the Hunt, has been overhauled to fit with a new ‘White Raven concept’ – it will no longer speed up their Tactical Ability charge.
  • Instead, it will now find “ethereal white ravens around the map.” When interacted with, these ravens will fly in the direction of the closest enemy. This creates a longer hunting loop.

Wraith 

  • Ultimate – increased portal length from 75 meters to 150 meters and “will speed up as she travels that extra distance.” 

Pathfinder 

  • Ultimate- Increased zipline length to 200 meters, faster travel speed, and can be placed on ANYTHING regardless of height distance (e.g., top of the mountain)

Horizon

  • Tactical – Accuracy when firing during Horizon’s Tactical Ability, Gravity Lift, has been reduced, making targets more difficult to hit. However, the speed at which she is lifted into the air has increased slightly. 

Mirage

  • Passive – After reviving, Mirage and the revived ally will be cloaked for 3 seconds. This 3-second duration only stands as a result of the player remaining unarmed. If they draw their weapon, the cloak is broken immediately. 
  • Tactical/ Ultimate – When a clone is shot, the bamboozled enemy will now be tracked by a small icon for a short time. 

Lifeline 

  • Passive – Slow / delay removed when reviving teammates allowing more fluid movement
  • Ultimate – Care package deploys 2.5x quickly

Valkyrie

  • No longer sees enemy locations marked when using her Ultimate Ability, Skyward Dive.

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By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.