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Apex Legends Season 19 changes, Conduit, patch notes, and more

Keep up with all the important changes and features arriving in Apex Legends Season 19, such as new legend Conduit, patch notes, map reworks, and more.

What’s new in Apex Legends Season 19? Seasonal updates are great times to get into a game or return to it after a long break, and the upcoming release of Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite is no different. With lots of new content on the horizon, lets dig into all the latest news, Apex Legends Season 19 patch notes, and new additions, including all the abilities of the exciting Apex Legends Conduit hero, the latest Legend joining the already expansive roster.

With last season’s changes to Ranked, as well as the Revenant rework shifting the Apex Legends tier list, we’re glad that there’s equally big changes in the Apex Legends Season 19. Not only will there be the usual batch of balance changes, but there’s also a new legend – Conduit – on the way, a map overhaul, and even the addition of cross-progression at long last. With this update, Apex Legends further solidifies itself as one of the best battle royale games right now. So, here’s an overview of all the important Apex Legends Season 19 changes.

Apex Legends Season 19 release date

The Apex Legends Season 19 release date was Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 5 PM GMT.

While this date had long been expected due to the in-game battle pass timer for the previous season, it was confirmed officially by Apex developer Respawn in the Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite gameplay trailer, which you can watch below.

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Apex Legends Season 19 news and updates

The new features and updates in Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite are:

  • Conduit – new Legend
  • Storm Point map changes
  • Ranked changes
  • Crossprogression
  • Season 19 map rotation
  • Balance changes

This makes Season 19 of Apex Legends quite a stellar one for sure, with the long-awaited Conduit finally making her debut after a series of leaks detailing her kit (albeit heavily changed) since the first rumors of her years ago. There’s also important changes to the Storm Point map to create a more balanced and fun experience, important changes to Ranked, and, at long last, crossprogression.

As for general balance changes, we’ll go over the Apex Legends Season 19 patch notes at the end.

Storm Point changes

The beloved Storm Point map is receiving an overhaul in Season 19 Ignite. While it’s loved for its “predictable pacing and high loot quality”, it can be “difficult to quickly find action during casual play”, as the developer notes. We’re sure many in the community would agree, so we’re glad to see Storm Point receiving some changes that will hopefully keep it’s beloved spot in competitive while also making it a better experience for casual play.

As for the Storm Point changes, these are:

  • New central POIs to provide more action – Wattson’s Pylon, Zeus & Ceto Station, Echo HQ & Coastal Camp, Devastated Coast
  • Reduced overall map size to improve mid-game pacing, particularly on the southern coastline and northern mountainous zones
  • Reworked areas – Forbidden Zone, Lightning Rod

Apex Legends Season 19: Artwork of Conduit posing with a weapon in one hand and a phone in the other.

Ranked changes

Launching with Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite are the brand-new Promotional Trials to Ranked. In this new Apex Legends ranks system, you must prove your skills to earn a promotion up to the next Rank. This involves completing a set of time-limited skill challenges to earn the promotion to the next tier.

The idea behind the Promotional Trials is that it should ensure a minimum skill level for each Ranked tier. Alongside the changes to Ranked in Season 18, we’re hoping it will be a much better experience across the board. However, this is quite a big change and will certainly take some getting used to.


Perhaps the biggest and best news of all, however, is that Apex Legends Season 19 will bring with it cross-progression at long last. Cross-progression has been one of the most heavily requested features to the game for quite some time now, as it’s not uncommon to play games across several different platforms nowadays, and you want your progress to come with you. Thankfully, that’s now happening.

It’s not quite as simple as it sounds though, as Apex Legends cross-progression will be rolled out over a period of time “in order to ensure stability”, as EA and Respawn claim. Yes, cross-progression won’t be available for every player right away on the Apex Legends Season 19 release date.

Instead, you’ll have to keep a close eye out for an in-game prompt to initiate account migration to be able to transfer your account content and progression across systems. However, anyone that does not log in during the migration period will have their account migrated automatically at a later date.

Due to how certain systems work, not everything will transfer quite how you imagine. For example, Apex Coins, Crafting Materials, and a handful of specific items will be impacted differently.

Most notably:

  • Apex Coins – PC/Xbox/PlayStation maintain the same balance, while Nintendo purchases and earned Apex Coins are exclusive
  • PS+ Pack items are limited to PlayStation
  • Xbox Founder’s Edition and Xbox Gold items are limited to Xbox
  • P.A.T.H Legendary skin is limited to Nintendo

You can check out the full details on Apex Legends crossprogression on the official site.

Season 19 map rotation

The Apex Legends Season 19 map rotation is:

  • Storm Point
  • Olympus
  • Broken Moon

This will affect casual matchmaking and Ranked modes. With the updates to the Storm Point map, this is a great line-up of arenas to do battle on.

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Season 19 community reception

Apex and Titanfall fans were hoping for some significant Titanfall content, especially after the Titanfall-ness of the above trailer and recent goings on at Respawn.

Titanfall 2 recently received an update out of the blue, and many fans were also theorizing that Respawn was seemingly teasing an Apex Legends and Titanfall crossover. Given these hints, and Conduit’s reveal trailer, some kind of Titanfall-themed event in Season 19 seemed very likely. While the two games share the same lore and universe, both Apex and Titanfall fans have been longing for a proper crossover, and it seems that Season 19 could bring that to fruition at long last.

While the new content and features, particularly crossprogression and Conduit have been well received, it’s sad that there’s not more Titanfall content besides the Legend’s backstory.

Apex Legends Season 19: Conduit posing to make a 'love heart' shape in the air. 

Apex Legends Conduit

Apex Legends Season 19 will welcome Conduit to the Apex Games. The new support Legend uses shield-based abilities to pull the squad together, though we’ll have to see how she fares in the meta.

  • Real name:  Rowenna Valentina Coffey Divina
  • Age: 27
  • Home wold: Nexus
  • Class: Support
  • Tactical ability: Radiant Transfer
  • Passive ability: Savior’s Speed
  • Ultimate ability: Energy Barricade

Let’s dig into the most exciting part – Conduit’s abilities.

Conduit abilities

Radiant Transfer – Tactical ability

Send a surge of energy to a teammate, generating temporary shields for them and Conduit.

This ability is great for saving allies (and yourself) in a pinch, as using Shield Cell and Shield Battery consumables can leave you vulnerable in the heat of the moment.

Savior’s Speed – Passive ability

Gain a burst of speed when running toward a teammate out of Tactical range.

Conduit’s Savior’s Speed Passive is the perfect fit for her playstyle as it lets you get into an ideal position much quicker. If a teammate is in dire need of shields, you’ll be able to charge towards them with much greater speed so that you can hopefully use Radiant Transfer on them in the nick of time.

Energy Barricade – Ultimate ability

Deploy an array of shield jamming devices which damage and slow enemies.

Conduit’s Ultimate will come in very handy during tense final showdowns not just for some bonus damage, but notably for its adding slowing effect. In a game all about agility and outmaneuvering your foes, there’s nothing more powerful than getting slowed down.

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This official confirmation lines up the weeks of recent leaks that revealed Conduit’s kit ahead of time. However, prior to the official reveal, fans were anxious that Conduit’s Passive was unhealthy as it was described as increasing speed when no allies were nearby. This would have theoretically encouraged Conduit players to drop solo and ignore their team to benefit from a large speed boost. In other words, Conduit could actively benefit from going against the team-based nature of Apex Legends.

However, now that Conduit has been officially revealed, it’s clear that that’s not quite how her Passive ability actually works. Instead, you’ll only get the speed boost when actively running towards allies when out of Tactical range, so it won’t have such a versatile use.

Apex Legends Season 19: A woman stares excitedly and stretches out her hand toward a green glow in front of her

That’s not all that changed from the leaks, however. The leaks suggested that Conduit’s Tactical would heals the shields of allies at the cost of some of her own shields. Again, this turned out to not quite be the case. Similarly, their Ultimate was described as unleashing an arc cluster bomb that damaged opponents’ shields while regenerating some of Conduit’s shields based on the amount of damage. Instead, this Ultimate is more about crowd control than self-sustain.

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Apex Legends Season 19 patch notes

The full Apex Legends Season 19 patch notes are yet to be released, though we know of the following changes:

  • Catalyst nerf – Piercing spikes no longer block projectiles, and you can only deploy two at a time (down from three), with a much reduced throw distance. Additionally, Catalyst’s ultimate only begins recharging once it ends, rather than after it is cast.
  • Bangalore nerf – Double Time’s speed boost reduced, Smoke Launcher dissipates sooner, and her ultimate won’t stun enemies as harshly.
  • Revenant nerf – The window in which an assist would extend his ultimate has been decreased.
  • Wraith buff – Wraith’s passive has been buffed to reduce the prompt delay.
  • Pathfinder buff – Pathfinder can still scan a care package after an ally has scanned it, letting them get a zipline charge.
  • Vantage buff – Her ultimate’s ammo count has been increased to six bullets, from five.
  • Newcastle buff – Increased jump height and quicker descend during his ultimate.
  • The projectile size of the Longbow, Charge Rifle, and the Sentinel have all been increased.
  • The draw-speed of the Bocek bow has been increased and has a tighter blast radius. Shattercaps can also be toggled on and off.
  • The hipfire of the 30-30 has been nerfed.
  • The Hemlock received a slight damage nerf.
  • The L-Star is being removed from care packages while the Wingman is being added to care packages.
  • Care packages are now guaranteed to include a weapon.
  • The R-301 and the Volt added to crafting while the RE-45 and the 30-30 are removed.
  • The Digital Threat scope has been removed from crafting entirely.
  • Turbocharger damage nerf reverted.
  • Public matchmaking updated to tweak skill-based matchmaking (SBMM).

That’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite update, including the Apex Legends Season 19 release date. With a new Legend on the way, now is a great time to improve your skills at one of the best FPS games and learn the ins and outs of the Apex Legends classes, as you’ll soon have yet another character to get the hang of.