Season 14 of Apex Legends kicked off on August 9. Its launch attracted more people to the game than ever before. On August 10, the number of players on Steam rose to more than 510,000 people active at the same time. In reality, many more than those half a million people may have played Apex, but we don't have access to such data from Origin. After all, Apex Legends is also available on PlayStation, Xbox and Switch consoles.

What's new with this patch, and how has it affected the game experience in this shooter? You can read more on Apex Season 14 patch notes on the official game site, but below we have prepared a short list of major changes!

Apex Season  - New legend!

With the “Hunted” season, a new heroine, Vantage the sniper, was introduced to the game. As shown in the Apex patch notes, her ultimate allows her to scan enemies, and also increases the damage dealt by her and her allies. This character also comes with a cute pet—a bat named Echo, which can come in handy in battle when tracking targets.

The young woman's real name is Xiomara “Mara” Contreras, and she hails from the ice planet Págos – where her mother taught her how to fight and shoot. However, many fans believe that—thanks to her pet—she is simply a variation of Bloodhound. The differences will come up as she becomes more popular.

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Raised level cap… sort of

In the newest Apex Legends update, the level cap was raised from 500 to 2,000 which will certainly help professional players. However, it’s only an effective cap, just like in Titanfall games: once we reach the maximum level, we can reset our level and start the game once again – with more prestige and advancement. Each subsequent reset will change our background color under the counter. What's more, you can get more Apex Packs—instead of 200, the limit will go up by 345.

Return to Kings Canyon

There are also changes to the Kings Canyon map—if you remember season 5, it was when the Skull City exploded. Now we return to the Canyon, revamped and remade. Some connections between locations have disappeared from the map (for example, the cave thanks to which we could get from the marketplace to the middle of the river. This makes the gameplay far smoother and the points of appearance of teams more predictable. New buildings appeared and the long-destroyed ones returned, and of course the map became more colorful.

BattlePass

The game also featured access to BattlePass, like in other MMO games. BattlePass for Season 14 contains one hundred rewards. Users can unlock skins for popular characters simply by playing and completing missions related to the season's theme. Here the system favors the paying users, but free users will also find something for themselves.

Patches, changes, and game balance

There are also updates to the game's balance, as it happens with every Apex Legends patch. A new mod are laser sights that increase the accuracy of shots from the hip. Items like the Longbow, Volt Mozambique and a couple of other weapons previously unavailable have returned to the rotation. The Spitfire uses light ammunition from now on.

Since the new character is a sniper, the accuracy of some weapons has been improved and changed. For example, thanks to major rebalancing, we hope that more players will use the L-STAR weapon.

Healing and circle of death

The big change, however, is the disabling of self-recovery. From now on, we have to wait for a teammate to heal us… which might not always be possible. We also have to get better shields to heal our allies more effectively. However, Newcastle now heals better, which makes this character more likely to be popular.

Many players also note that the circle of death closes a little slower but deals more damage—this could be an interesting change for many tactical players.

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Changes in Season 14

Many players are quite skeptical about these changes—the new character is very similar to the existing ones, the map is exciting but is a refreshed old reliable. On the other hand, the level cap is a great suggestion that will significantly extend the life of this game. As with many other game updates, it will be automatically downloaded – and you’ll learn how to use it yourself.

Season 14 of Apex Legends kicked off on August 9. Its launch attracted more people to the game than ever before. On August 10, the number of players on Steam rose to more than 510,000 people active at the same time. In reality, many more than those half a million people may have played Apex, but we don't have access to such data from Origin. After all, Apex Legends is also available on PlayStation, Xbox and Switch consoles.

What's new with this patch, and how has it affected the game experience in this shooter? You can read more on Apex Season 14 patch notes on the official game site, but below we have prepared a short list of major changes!

Apex Season  - New legend!

With the “Hunted” season, a new heroine, Vantage the sniper, was introduced to the game. As shown in the Apex patch notes, her ultimate allows her to scan enemies, and also increases the damage dealt by her and her allies. This character also comes with a cute pet—a bat named Echo, which can come in handy in battle when tracking targets.

The young woman's real name is Xiomara “Mara” Contreras, and she hails from the ice planet Págos – where her mother taught her how to fight and shoot. However, many fans believe that—thanks to her pet—she is simply a variation of Bloodhound. The differences will come up as she becomes more popular.

games apex

Raised level cap… sort of

In the newest Apex Legends update, the level cap was raised from 500 to 2,000 which will certainly help professional players. However, it’s only an effective cap, just like in Titanfall games: once we reach the maximum level, we can reset our level and start the game once again – with more prestige and advancement. Each subsequent reset will change our background color under the counter. What's more, you can get more Apex Packs—instead of 200, the limit will go up by 345.

Return to Kings Canyon

There are also changes to the Kings Canyon map—if you remember season 5, it was when the Skull City exploded. Now we return to the Canyon, revamped and remade. Some connections between locations have disappeared from the map (for example, the cave thanks to which we could get from the marketplace to the middle of the river. This makes the gameplay far smoother and the points of appearance of teams more predictable. New buildings appeared and the long-destroyed ones returned, and of course the map became more colorful.

BattlePass

The game also featured access to BattlePass, like in other MMO games. BattlePass for Season 14 contains one hundred rewards. Users can unlock skins for popular characters simply by playing and completing missions related to the season's theme. Here the system favors the paying users, but free users will also find something for themselves.

Patches, changes, and game balance

There are also updates to the game's balance, as it happens with every Apex Legends patch. A new mod are laser sights that increase the accuracy of shots from the hip. Items like the Longbow, Volt Mozambique and a couple of other weapons previously unavailable have returned to the rotation. The Spitfire uses light ammunition from now on.

Since the new character is a sniper, the accuracy of some weapons has been improved and changed. For example, thanks to major rebalancing, we hope that more players will use the L-STAR weapon.

Healing and circle of death

The big change, however, is the disabling of self-recovery. From now on, we have to wait for a teammate to heal us… which might not always be possible. We also have to get better shields to heal our allies more effectively. However, Newcastle now heals better, which makes this character more likely to be popular.

Many players also note that the circle of death closes a little slower but deals more damage—this could be an interesting change for many tactical players.

healing in apex

Changes in Season 14

Many players are quite skeptical about these changes—the new character is very similar to the existing ones, the map is exciting but is a refreshed old reliable. On the other hand, the level cap is a great suggestion that will significantly extend the life of this game. As with many other game updates, it will be automatically downloaded – and you’ll learn how to use it yourself.

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