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Apex Legends patch notes - what’s new in Season 16?

If you're looking for Apex Legends patch notes for Season 16, you're in the right place - here are all the changes for the battle royale's latest season

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For any mega fan of Respawn’s battle royale, a fresh set of Apex Legends patch notes will never fail to get them excited. Each update sees legends and weapons tweaked, bugs squashed, and content added, and it can be a tall order to keep on top of everything that’s changed or that is getting altered in the future.

That’s why we’re on hand to collate all of the recent Apex Legends patch notes to let you know the lay of the Outlands. In Season 16, there have been plenty of changes and new additions to keep tabs on, so read on for all of the patch notes from major updates.

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Season 16 launched on February 14 and brought sweeping changes to the battle royale. From remastered classes, perks, team-death match, and more, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into here.

Classes and perks

Thanks to the new Apex Legends classes, legends have been recategorised for Season 16. You can find out more in our guide, but in short, there will be five classes: Assault, Recon, Skirmisher, Controller, and Support.

Perks have also been associated to each class to help with strategic decisions on the field. This includes more ammo, care packages, survey beacon, ring consoles, and craft banners.

Permanent LTMs

Team Deathmatch has arrived in the Apex Games and this’ll be available for the first three weeks of the season. Following this a mixtape playlist, which puts other LTMs in the mix, will be rotated. The modes include Control, TDM, and Gun Run.

Patch notes:

Legendary Shotgun Bolt

  • New legendary shotgun bolt rarity tier added to floor loot and crafters
  • Gold Perk: Automatically reloads rounds while sliding. Activates while equipped or stowed.

Care Package Rotation

  • Hemlok Burst AR enters the Care Package
  • Rampage LMG returns to the floor

Weapon Crafting Rotation

  • Longbow DMR enters the crafter
  • Volt SMG enters the crafter
  • G7 Scout returns to the floor
  • C.A.R. SMG returns to the floor

Gold Weapon Rotation

  • Nemesis, Rampage, PK, Wingman, R99

Anvil Receiver Hop-Up [R-301, Flatline]

  • Removed from floor loot and crafting

Hammerpoint Rounds Hop-Up [Mozambique, P2020]

  • Added to floor loot and crafting
  • Rarity tier increased to Legendary


  • Reduced base ammo capacity to 19 (was 20)


  • Increased damage to 12 (was 11)

Assault Rifles

  • Significantly reduced hipfire accuracy


  • Reduced damage to 13 (was 14)

Hemlok Burst AR [Care Package]

  • Damage increased to 23 (was 20)
  • Headshot Multiplier increased to 1.8 (was 1.75)
  • Improved recoil
  • Integrated Boosted Loader Hop-Up
  • Boosted Loader: Faster reloads at low ammo that overload the magazine with 9 extra rounds


  • Spread pattern adjusted to be tighter
  • Added Tactical Stocks attachment to improve reload speed and handling
  • Increased projectile size at close range


  • Added Tactical Stocks attachment to improve reload speed and handling
  • Increased projectile size at close range


  • Increased projectile size at close range

Rampage LMG [Floor]

  • Reverted to non-Care Package version
  • Damage reduced to 26 (was 28 in Care Package)
  • No longer auto-energizes when picking up
  • Energy decays slower when not firing


  • Audio from Seer’s passive is now more audible to enemy players
    • Activation is now delayed to match raise animation of weapon or unarmed
  • Lock-On indication will now only show on heartbeat cadence of target
  • Tactical – Focus of Attention no longer shows full body scan on scanned targets
  • Ultimate: Exhibit no longer reveals on initiation
    • Duration reduced from 30s to 25s
    • Cooldown increased from 120s to 180s


  • Ethereal White Ravens will now occasionally spawn near Bloodhound when no enemies are around.
  • White Ravens can be interacted with or scanned to trigger them to fly towards the nearest enemy player
  • The White Raven will leave a misty trail behind for Bloodhound to follow, and will share this direction with their team on the map.
  • Using a White Raven will recover 25% Tactical / Ultimate charge
  • Scanning a White Raven will fully refund the Tactical Charge
  • Tactical – Eye of the Allfather has a reduced full body scan time from 3s to 1s
  • Diamond target on scanned enemy is unchanged
  • Beast of the Hunt no longer recharges or speeds up the cooldown rate of Bloodhound’s Tactical
  • Will launch a White Raven that flies towards the nearest enemy
  • Killing an enemy while in Beast of the Hunt will also trigger a White Raven


  • Passive Mirage and his ally now remain cloaked after a revive for 3s
  • Weapons remain stowed while cloaked
  • Drawing your weapon will remove the cloaking effect early
    Mirage Clones
  • Bamboozles are now only triggered by bullet fire and melee
  • Enemies who are bamboozled now receive notification on their screen
  • Bamboozle icon marker now tracks the Bamboozled player’s movement
  • Bamboozle icon marker duration increased from 2.5s to 3.5s


  • Pathfinder’s passive benefits are no longer gained by scanning Survey Beacons
  • Pathfinder’s passive benefits (Ultimate charge and 10s Ultimate Cooldown reduction) are now gained by revealing Care Packages with the Skirmisher ability
  • Ultimate max range increased by ~60% and max speed increased by 66%.
  • Acceleration and exit speed adjustments.
  • Targeting improvements, including updated visual and audio cues.
  • Can no longer place the end station on OOB zones.


  • Ultimate max portal distance has been doubled (~76m to 152m)
  • Portal Duration reduced from 60s to 45s
  • Wraith now increases speed over time when creating longer portals


  • Increased weapon spread in Gravity Lift
  • Increased vertical speed of Gravity Lift by 10%


  • Reduced the slow penalty on Lifeline when initiating a revive
  • Decreased the drop animation speed of Care Package from 14s to 8s
  • Increased the deployment range of Care Package

And that’s all the main patch notes for now. While we’ve got you make sure to check out our list to the best battle royale games, as well as our Apex Legends tier list.