Apex Legends Season 4 is live, and you can now download the update on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Respawn has published the full patch notes for the content drop, detailing the many changes and additions included in the new season. Assimilation adjusts the World’s Edge map, adds Revenant as a new playable legend, introduces a new battle pass full of cool-looking rewards, tweaks weapons and legends (screws the Havoc pretty good but makes a terrifying adjustment to Bloodhound), and much more.
Revenant’s abilities have finally been revealed now that the update is out–these had been a mystery until now, as Respawn had provided no official indication of what he would be capable of. His passive, Stalker, allows him to crouch walk more quickly than other characters, and also climb higher up walls. His Tactical, Silence, lets him throw a projectile that damages enemies and disables their abilities for 10 seconds. And his Ultimate, Death Totem, places a totem that causes you to return to it when you die.
Also detailed is the new Sentinel sniper rifle weapon, which can use a shield battery you’re carrying to boost the damage it does to the enemy’s shields. It is effective at medium to long-range, but has a limited amount of energy that decays slowly over time, so it loses power with each shot. Once it’s out of power, the energized state resulting from using a shield battery ends.
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Meanwhile, the World’s Edge map has changed in a variety of ways, which we’d already heard about, and numerous tweaks have been made to characters and weapon balance. One big change is the introduction of sniper ammo. Previously sniper rifles used standard heavy, energy, or light ammo, but Respawn has said it introduced unique sniper ammo to create “a deeper, more balanced long-range meta.”
“Since snipers shared ammo types with SMGs and LMGs, there wasn’t a great way to put ammo scarcity on sniper rifles without really penalizing the more ammo hungry weapons that used the same ammo type. The Sentinel, Longbow DMR, Triple Take, and Charge Rifle now use the sniper ammo, which contains 10 shots per pickup. The Charge Rifle now uses one sniper ammo per shot, with a single magazine holding four shots.
Extended magazine attachments for sniper ammo have been added and, energy ammo now gives 30 per pickup instead of 20. In terms of hop-ups, the Turbocharger has been removed, as have extended mags for energy ammo. Furthermore, the gold backpack has had an update to its UI to better convey to the player when they’re being revived with the perk.
Interestingly, characters that are harder to hit now take five percent more damage. These characters are Revenant, Watson, Wraith, Pathfinder, Lifeline.
You can see the full patch notes below. We’ve also got a round-up of all the Apex Legends Season 4 battle pass rewards for you to look at.
SEASON 4: ASSIMILATION PATCH NOTES
New Battle Pass
Over 100 exclusive items including Legendary skins, Apex Packs, Loading screens, Music Packs, and more! Check out everything in the Season 4 battle pass here.
New Legend: Revenant
Consumed by hate and obsessed with revenge, Revenant uses unnatural abilities to haunt his enemies and defy death.
- Passive: Stalker – You crouch walk faster and can climb higher up walls.
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