Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence kicks off very soon. The tenth season of Respawn’s battle royale introduces Seer as a new playable legend, decimates World’s Edge with several major map changes, and implements quite a few balancing adjustments to weapons and characters, including a much-needed nerf to the EVA-8 shotgun and long-awaited buffs to Caustic and Fuse.Below, we go over everything we currently know about Apex Legends Emergence–without the full patch notes, there are certainly changes we still don’t know about. But we do know quite a bit already, including the lore and abilities for Seer, what three maps are coming to Arenas, and how the new Rampage LMG works. All that and more is detailed below.
Table of Contents [hide]Start DatePatch NotesNew Legend: SeerSeer’s AbilitiesLegend Changes: Buffs And NerfsBattle Royale Map Changes: World’s Edge DecimatedArenas Map Changes: Hillside, Dome, OasisNew Weapon: Rampage LMGWeapon And Hop-Up ChangesNew Playlist: Ranked ArenasBattle Pass Rewards
Apex Legends Emergence is scheduled to begin August 3, following the conclusion of the limited-time Thrillseekers event.
Respawn has not yet released the patch notes for the Emergence update. If the studio sticks to the pattern of past seasons though, we can expect to get them the day before the new season starts–in this case, August 2.
New Legend: Seer
Season 10 introduces Apex Legends’ 18th playable character, Obi Edolasim aka « Seer. » Seer is a recon character; his ability kit makes him more of a tracker like Bloodhound than the more scout-like Pathfinder, Crypto, and Valkyrie. He is geared towards stealthily hunting down enemy squads in close quarters.
Passive Ability: Heart Seeker – Hear and visualize the heartbeats of enemies within 75m while aiming down sights.Tactical Ability: Focus of Attention – Summon micro-drones to emit a delayed blast that goes through walls, interrupting and revealing enemies.Ultimate Ability: Exhibit – Create a sphere of micro-drones that reveal the location of enemies moving quickly or firing their weapons within. Click To Unmute Apex Legends: Emergence – Seer Abilities Gameplay TrailerHalo Infinite Technical Alpha Gameplay LivestreamHalo Infinite Technical Preview LivestreamStray – Official Gameplay WalkthroughOuter Wilds: Echos Of The Eye – Official Reveal TrailerStoryteller – Official Reveal TrailerSolar Ash – Official Gameplay TrailerPokémon Unite Video ReviewSkin Deep – Official Gameplay TrailerA Memoir Blue – Official Reveal TrailerNeon White – Official Gameplay WalkthroughArtful Escape – Official Gameplay WalkthroughThe Ascent Video Review ShareLinkEmbedSize:640 × 360480 × 270 Start at: End at: Autoplay Loop Want us to remember this setting for all your devices? Sign up or Sign in now! Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos. This video has an invalid file format. 00:00:00 HTML5 Auto HD High Low Report a problem Sorry, but you can’t access this content!Please enter your date of birth to view this videoJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031Year20212020201920182017201620152014201320122011201020092008200720062005200420032002200120001999199819971996199519941993199219911990198919881987198619851984198319821981198019791978197719761975197419731972197119701969196819671966196519641963196219611960195919581957195619551954195319521951195019491948194719461945194419431942194119401939193819371936193519341933193219311930192919281927192619251924192319221921192019191918191719161915191419131912191119101909190819071906190519041903190219011900 By clicking ‘enter’, you agree to GameSpot’s
Legend Changes: Buffs And Nerfs
Emergence introduces a number of buffs and nerfs to existing legends. The ones we know about are listed below.Caustic (Buff)Instead of five ticks of damage per second, Caustic’s gas will now increase in damage every other second (so 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, etc.) with no limit on how much it can increase.The gas cloud created from Caustic’s Nox Gas Grenade dissipates five seconds sooner.Revenant (Nerf)Enemies will get an audible and visual indication when Death Totem’s death protection is about to end, letting them know that Revenant and his allies are about to be vulnerable.Horizon (Buff)Horizon’s ability to maneuver while in the air on her Gravity Lift is adjusting to be closer to how it was in Season 7, prior to her substantial nerfs in following seasons. It’s not a total revert though.Fuse (Buff)Fuse’s Knuckle Cluster will last twice as long, allowing him to deny areas for longer.Enemies caught in The Motherlode will be highlighted (even if they’re in a building or behind a wall), making it easier for Fuse and his allies to plan their follow-up attack.
Battle Royale Map Changes: World’s Edge Decimated
Hammond’s continued efforts to mine Talos for its natural resources will decimate World’s Edge at the start of Emergence. The lava crack caused by the Harvester lengthens, and the destruction extends to touch both the southern and northern parts of the map.Sorting Factory is completely destroyed, falling into a sinkhole. The landmark will be replaced by a new point-of-interest (POI), Lava Syphon. The destruction causes a landslide to the nearby mountains, burying Train Yard in debris and transforming it into a new POI called Landslide.Most of the changes can be seen in the north. Refinery will be completely wiped out, replaced by Climatizer, a significantly larger POI. Nearby, a new lava crack has opened up–though it won’t provide a heated updraft like the one that cuts through the middle of World’s Edge. Though it’s not a POI, a new giant dam will be constructed between Climatizer and Epicenter to prevent the lava from spilling into the rest of World’s Edge.At both Climatizer and Lava Syphon, moving gondolas will be added to the map, providing movable cover for squads in a similar capacity to the train that once moved throughout World’s Edge in Seasons 3-5. Click To Unmute Apex Legends – Official Emergence Gameplay TrailerHalo Infinite Technical Alpha Gameplay LivestreamHalo Infinite Technical Preview LivestreamStray – Official Gameplay WalkthroughOuter Wilds: Echos Of The Eye – Official Reveal TrailerStoryteller – Official Reveal TrailerSolar Ash – Official Gameplay TrailerPokémon Unite Video ReviewSkin Deep – Official Gameplay TrailerA Memoir Blue – Official Reveal TrailerNeon White – Official Gameplay WalkthroughArtful Escape – Official Gameplay WalkthroughApex Legends: Emergence – Seer Abilities Gameplay Trailer ShareLinkEmbedSize:640 × 360480 × 270 Start at: End at: Autoplay Loop Want us to remember this setting for all your devices? Sign up or Sign in now! Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos. This video has an invalid file format. 00:00:00 HTML5 Auto HD High Low Report a problem Sorry, but you can’t access this content!Please enter your date of birth to view this videoJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031Year20212020201920182017201620152014201320122011201020092008200720062005200420032002200120001999199819971996199519941993199219911990198919881987198619851984198319821981198019791978197719761975197419731972197119701969196819671966196519641963196219611960195919581957195619551954195319521951195019491948194719461945194419431942194119401939193819371936193519341933193219311930192919281927192619251924192319221921192019191918191719161915191419131912191119101909190819071906190519041903190219011900 By clicking ‘enter’, you agree to GameSpot’s
Arenas Map Changes: Hillside, Dome, Oasis
During Season 10, the Arenas maps based on existing Kings Canyon, World’s Edge, and Olympus landmarks are being rotated out. So no more playing Arenas on Artillery, Thermal Station, and Gardens.In their place, three new landmark-based Arenas maps are rotating in: Kings Canyon’s Hillside, World’s Edge’s Dome, and Olympus’ Oasis. These three maps will exist in the Arenas playlist rotation alongside Phase Runner, Party Crasher, and Overflow.
New Weapon: Rampage LMG
Emergence adds the Rampage to ground loot, a brand-new heavy-ammo LMG. The Rampage sets itself apart from the other LMGs by being a slower but more powerful variation of the Spitfire, making it an ideal mid-range weapon. Similar to weapons like the 30-30 Repeater and Bocek Compound Bow, the Rampage doesn’t fire fast enough to be much of a threat at close-range.Similar to the Sentinel sniper rifle, the Rampage can be charged. But instead of using shield cells, the Rampage takes thermite grenades. Once charged, the Rampage fires much more quickly, making it a decent close-range threat. When charged, the Rampage can also easily destroy doors, similar to grenades.Meet Rampart’s newest invention: the Rampage LMG. Not only does it pack a punch, but a surprising source of firepower as well. 💥
We tapped @staycationtg to arm you with info about our newest weapon so you’re ready to cause a ruckus when Emergence begins Aug 3. pic.twitter.com/oAcqYiu0Vw — Apex Legends (@PlayApex) July 28, 2021
Weapon And Hop-Up Changes
At the start of Emergence, the Prowler will rotate out of Care Packages and once again become a ground loot weapon. However, the gun will only have burst fire mode; you won’t be able to switch it to automatic fire.In its place, both the Spitfire and Alternator are rotating into Care Packages. In Care Packages, the Spitfire will revert to its pre-nerfed state and the Alternator will automatically come equipped with Disruptor Rounds, a dangerous hop-up that was added to Apex Legends in Season 2 and then immediately removed in Season 3 for how powerful it was. Disruptor Rounds amplify damage against shields.Because of these Care Package adjustments, in Arenas, you’ll be able to buy the Prowler and no longer be able to purchase the Alternator or Spitfire.In terms of hop-ups, both the Anvil Receiver and Quick Draw will be removed from the game at the start of Emergence. The traits of the Quick Draw will be automatically implemented into pistols, though to a lesser degree.In their place, Apex Legends is getting a brand-new hop-up: Boosted Loader. This hop-up goes on the Hemlock and Wingman, changing the guns so that they reload faster and get bonus ammo if reloaded at the right time. Similar to Deadeye’s Tempo, it’s a timing-based hop-up.Emergence will also change the L-STAR. The LMG will now also take barrel stabilizers and extended energy magazines. Higher level energy mags will increase the time it takes for the L-STAR to overheat and will cause it to cool faster when it does.And speaking of speed, the fire rate for the EVA-8 when it has shotgun bolts equipped is being nerfed. Additionally, reload speed will no longer be tied to extended magazines starting in Season 10. Instead, that trait will now be tied to standard stocks and sniper stocks.And speaking of sniper stocks, Marksman Rifles will start taking sniper stocks in Season 10 as opposed to standard stocks.
New Playlist: Ranked Arenas
Ranked Arenas is coming to Apex Legends in Season 10. Similar to Ranked Trios and Trios, Ranked Arenas and Arenas will exist as wholly separate playlists. When Season 10 starts, you’ll have to play 10 Ranked Arenas matches to figure out where you’ll be placed.Unlike Ranked Trios, there is no entry penalty to Ranked Arenas at the higher ranks. You don’t earn points based on how many kills and assists you get either. You simply gain points for winning and lose points for losing. Your Arenas rank will exist separately to your battle royale rank.
Battle Pass Rewards
Like previous seasons, Emergence adds a new battle pass that includes over 100 cosmetic rewards, including two legendary character skins and two legendary reactive weapon skins. This time around, Valkyrie and Horizon are getting the new legendary character skins, and the Volt SMG is getting the legendary reactive weapon skins.