Apex Legends Season 14 is all set to release on the 9th of August, bringing in a lot of new changes to weapons and Legends. The changes will most likely change the current meta significantly.
The legends with high pick rate will get nerfed, whereas the legends with low pick rate will get buffed. New Castle and other recon characters have relatively lower pic rate, so they are most likely to get some buffs. On the other hand, legends like Valkyrie with higher pick rate will get some nerfs.
Apex Legends Season 14 Legend Changes
As New Castle is a fortified character, his movement speed is less than other legends, and his speed reduces even more after using the shield. According to a pro player, HisWatson, New Castle’s movement speed will be increased after deploying the shield in Season 14. Being the least picked legends, New Castle needed the buff to be a viable pick in the game.
Valkyrie is one of the most picked characters in the game. Furthermore, Valkyrie dominated the entire ALGS 2022 championship, becoming the most picked legend in the championship.
In addition, the championship saw a huge surge in popularity for the trio of Valkyrie, Gibraltar, and Caustic. Gibraltar’s defensive prowess, Caustic’s area control, and Valkyrie’s rotation potential outperformed every other comp by a stunning 33%. As a result, the community demanded Apex to do something to shift the meta.
Josh Medina, senior producer for Apex Legends, replied that they were working on fixing it. In his stream, HisWattson stated that Valkyrie was changing from a recon character to an assault character. As a result, Valkyrie won’t be able to scan a beacon and simply use her ultimate to move her entire team into the next zone anymore.
Another significant change coming is the ability for recon characters to use beacons to examine a map room. Map room scans can identify and tag every enemy squad’s location on a map. It was initially made available as part of the Crypto’s Town Takeover in the Map Room on Kings Canyon.
Apex Legends Season 14 is bringing one of the most required changes to the game. The changes will balance the legend pool of the game and make it more diverse. Furthermore, it will be interesting to see how Vantage will fit in the upcoming meta.