Apex Legends Season 8 patch notes are finally out, and some favorite characters got nerfed, including Wraith, Horizon, Caustic, and Crypto.
Apex Legends Season 8 just recently started with a massive makeover for Kings Canyon and the addition of a new legend, Fuse. Apex Legends currently has 16 legends, with new ones being added. To keep all of these legends in line and keep the game enjoyable, developers frequently need to nerf and buff certain legends. Legends like Rampart, Octane, Loba, and Mirage received buffs while Wraith, Horizon, Caustic, and Crypto received nerfs.
Below, you can read about all the legends that will get nerfed in Apex Legends Season 8, as well as details about their nerf.
Wraith Hitbox Adjustment:
Wraith is still one of the most popular legends in Apex, despite the frequent nerfs she receives. Recently, her total kit got reworked, and some of her abilities received a slight delay. But she still has one of the highest win rates in the game.
So the developers have decided to increase Wraith’s hitbox, similar to what they did with Pathfinder back in Season 7, so as to nerf her without damaging her kit. Wraith’s hitbox has been increased slightly to make her easier to hit compared to before.
Wraith’s previous and new hitboxes can be seen below:
According to the patch notes, “Wraith now has a slightly larger hitbox than her fellow small legends, but the changes stay true to her model. As you can see in the before and after comparison, we’re adding some width mostly in the torso and leg areas”.
Horizon Gravity Lift Nerf:
Apex Legends devs think that Horizon released strong to the point of rivaling in win rate with Wraith. She is also one of the most-picked legends, slightly trailing behind Wraith. Horizon is a fan favorite because of her kit, which allows for a lot of vertical plays. Previously, Horizon’s Gravity Lift received a nerf. Its cooldown was increased from 16 seconds to 21 seconds. After this nerf, however, Horizon’s win rate and pick rate increased, which baffled the developers.
So in the latest patch notes, Horizon’s Gravity Lift is again receiving a nerf. The patch notes describe the nerf as “Gravity Lift effective cooldown increased from 21s to 25s. The 15s cooldown timer will now start when the Gravity Lift disappears.”
Crypto received a small nerf for his drone. Previously, Crypto or his teammates could stick arc stars to friendly drones and control them into the enemy. Going forward, Crypto and his teammates cannot stick arc stars to friendly drones.
Caustic Gas Nerf:
Caustic’s gas previously lingered on the field even after all teammates were wiped out which led to some players getting killed. Now whenever Caustic’s full team dies, all the gas that is present will be gone.
That is all for the Legends that got nerfed. Now, we will have to wait and field test these nerfs to truly get a sense of how much they differ from their previous state.