All legend and weapon changes in S17 Apex Legends

Season 17: Arsenal arrives May 9th and all weapon and legend balance updates are finally available! Will the meta move away from its current one? Will players use a different weapon? Let’s take a look at what weapons and legends have been touched in the upcoming season.


crate rotation

  • L-Star EMG comes in the box

The L-Star also underwent some balance changes when it was added to the Care Package.

  • They added disruptor rounds back, but only to the L-Star: Disruptor increases damage against shields by 60%
  • Base damage reduced to 16 (was 17)
  • Projectiles now have passage: 60% damage is preserved
  • Projectile growth has been increased
  • The recoil pattern has been improved
  • Barrel is removed from attachments
  • Ammo supply: 324
  • Reduced VFX brightness when hitting unarmored targets
  • The RE-45 pistol returns to the ground

weapon crafting rotation

  • The Alternator SMG and Sentinel Sniper Rifle come in the Crafter
  • The EVA-8 shotgun and 30-30 repeater gunner return to the ground

Golden weapon rotation

  • Flatline, Triple Take, Spitfire, Mastiff, Volt

Loot Spawns

Improved vault loot

  • There is now an increased chance of gold loot. Light mags have also been added to the spawn pool.

Improved cargo bot loot

  • All of these items have been removed: small healing items, mobile respawn beacon, white armor, white backpack
  • Adjusted large heal and heat shield spawns to allow for more coveted loot spawns
  • Removed gold weapons from purple tier cargo bots, but increased spawn chance in gold tier


30-30 repeaters

  • Increased projectile size when fully charged

Triple recording

  • Projectile size increased
  • Improved hip fire spread
  • Tightened bullet pattern when completely asphyxiated
  • Ammo per shot reduced to 1 (from 3)
  • Magazine sizes adjusted to match new ammo cost, Purple Magazine: Increased to 10 rounds (from 9)

R-99 SMG

  • Removed 1 bullet from the base and all magazines
  • No Magazine reduced to 19 (from 20)
  • White magazine reduced to 21 (from 22)
  • Blue Magazine reduced to 24 (from 25)
  • Purple & Gold magazine reduced to 27 (from 28)

charge gun

  • Shots per magazine reduced to 3 (from 4)
  • Reduced spawn rate



  • Smart loot gains have been adjusted to reduce upgrade tier skipping. It is now less likely to jump from white to purple or blue to gold
  • Optics are now awarded based on team rather than just the attack legend that opens them
  • Added a special drop rate for Gold Optics


  • Care packages are now automatically pinged to the team upon reveal. This includes empty Care Packs that have already been looted by another team


  • Support Bins now guarantee at least one battery in one of the Secret Compartment slots
  • Support Bins now award MRBs when your ally is dead, even if you don’t have their banner card.
  • Legend Banners can now be crafted by ANY player who has a Support Class Legend in their squad


  • Dark Veil
  • Scan highlights and diamonds are no longer visible through the Dark Veil


  • Class changed from Skirmisher to Supporter


  • Now slows to weapon dash speed instead of weapon run speed while aiming her tac

Season 17: Arsenal is out on May 9th and you can find the full patch notes here.

You can find more Season 17 changes here, and all rank changes here.


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