APEX Legends Season 5: Reconnect Feature, Mirage Buffs and More

APEX Legends Season 5: Reconnect Feature, Mirage Buffs and More

APEX Legends Season 5: Reconnect Feature, Mirage Buffs and More

The fifth season in APEX Legends has already begun! The new major update introduces a new legend, multiple major changes to Kings Canyon, balance adjustments, reconnect feature, and much more. The most notable changes of the update are listed below.

  • New legend Loba, which is able to teleport, see rare loot through walls and loot items from a distance
  • New Battle Pass, which is very similar to the previous ones. One notable difference: this season the pass does not include location-based challenges
  • Multiple Map Changes to Kings Canyon, including the removal of Skull Town
  • Charge Towers – devices located across Kings Canyon, which allow to grant your ultimate bar to full
  • Story-based Season Quest, consisting of 9 PvE-missions unlocked by collecting daily treasures
  • Start of Ranked Series 4
  • Reconnect feature, which allows to re-join unexpectedly left match in progress. The feature is available for competitive game modes
  • Legends Updates:
    • Mirage: decoys of both tactical and ultimate abilities now can mimic player’s movement; passive now makes Mirage invisible when using respawn beacon and reviving a teammate
    • Bloodhound: duration of Sonar Detection increased from 3 to 4 seconds, cooldown decreased from 35 to 25 seconds
    • Crypto can now ping banners while in drone to warn teammates of nearby squads.
    • Lifeline: increased Lifeline bin ratio to 20%, removed Knockdown Shields from Secret Compartments
    • Caustic: friendly gas lo longer slows teammates
    • Octane: Launch Pad cooldown is reduced from 90 seconds to now 60 seconds
    • Gibraltar: reduced Dome Shield duration from 18s to 12s.
    • Pathfinder: the cooldown for Grappling Hook has been increased from 15 seconds to 35 seconds
  • Weapon and Loot Changes:
    • Gold Weapons for Season 5: Longbow DMR, Hemlok, Spitfire, EVA-8, RE-45
    • Mastiff now can be found in the world, its power was reduced accordingly
    • Peacekeeper can now be looted from care packages only, its power increased accordingly
    • Alternator: mag sizes slightly increased
    • RE-45: slightly increased damage and reduced reload time
    • Havoc: vertical and horizontal recoil increased
    • Added Skullpiercer Hopup for Longbow and Wingman
    • Anvil Receiver removed
    • Gold Armor now increases the amount of heal instead of increasing healing speed

Other changes include a number of bug fixes, new UI for deathboxes, CPU and GPU optimization and more. The full list of changes can be found on the official website.

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