Apex Legends Season 18 ‘Resurrection’ Patch Notes: Release Date Countdown, New Legend Revenant Reborn, Battle Pass, Heirloom, Ranked Rewards And Everything You Need To Know

Apex Legends is already coming to the end of its latest season, after a number of updates and special events, now we’re heading into Season 18.

With the new season countdown upon us, we’re excited to see how the Revenant rework will look as the famous legend seems to be coming back as an entirely new legend.

Whilst many were hoping that Conduit would be the new legend, she’ll have to wait for another day to arrive.

Here’s everything you need to know about Season 18 ‘Resurrection’ of Apex Legends.

Release Date

The next season of Apex Legends, Season 18, will begin on the 8th of August 2023.


New Legend – Revenant Reborn

This season won’t necessarily feature a new Legend, instead, it will feature a Legend we are familiar with, but boasting a significant update.

Previously, it was believed Conduit would be the next Legend, but instead Revenant Reborn is likely to drop.

Here’s a full breakdown of the Revenant Reborn abilities:

PASSIVE: Assassin’s Instinct

Highlight nearby visible enemies who are low on health. You crouch walk faster and have improved wall climbing.

TACTICAL: Shadow Pounce

Unleash a powerful pounce forwards. Hold to charge for farther distances.

ULTIMATE: Forged Shadows

Forge a shroud of hardened shadows around you that blocks direct damage and regenerates after breaking. Your shadows and tactical are refreshed on knockdowns.

Revenant will be unlocked for all players, all-season long. Players can complete challenges by using Revenant throughout the season in order to unlock him permanently.

Patch Notes


The following maps will be available for public matchmaking in the Battle Royale mode:

  • Broken Moon
  • Kings Canyon
  • Olympus


Ring behavior across maps in the BR has been updated with targeted tunings; including ring size, damage, and timings to several game phases to improve pacing in early and mid game. Here’s an in-depth look:

  • Ring Size Changes
    • Ring 1 has increased 10% in radius per map, resulting in ~20% larger Ring 1 surface area
    • No other Ring sizes changed
  • Ring Damage Changes
    • Ring 2 Damage increased from 3 per tick to 4 per tick
    • Ring 4 Damage reduced from 20 per tick to 15 per tick
  • Timing Changes
    • Round 1 
      • Preshrink time reduced from 90s to 75s 
      • Shrink speed on small Maps reduced from 167 to 160
      • Shrink speed on large Maps reduced from ~180 to ~165
      • Shrink time standardized to ~260s on each map 
    • Round 2 
      • Preshrink time reduced from 165s to 120s
      • Shrink speed reduced from 160 to 140
      • Shrink time increased by ~25s per map 
    • Round 3
      • Preshrink time reduced from 135s to 90s
    • Round 4
      • Preshrink time reduced from 105s to 90s
      • Shrink speed reduced from 100 to 85
      • Shrink time increased from 40s to ~50s
    • Round 5
      • Preshrink time reduced from 90s to 75s
      • Shrink speed reduced from 50 to 40
      • Shrink time increased from 40s to 50s
  • Maximum match length has been shortened 
    • Small maps: reduced to ~19.0 mins (was ~21.5 mins)
    • Large maps: reduced to ~20.0 mins (was ~22.5 mins)


Read the full breakdown of this season’s ranked changes in our July 2023 Ranked Blog and check out an update on Ranked Rewards in our Resurrection highlights blog.

  • LP Table Adjusted: LP Gain overall has been reduced. 
  • Diamond+ Cost Adjustments: 50% increased losses.
Placement S17 S18 S18 Diamond+
1 200 150 150
2 175 100 100
3 150 85 85
4 125 70 70
5 100 55 55
6 80 40 40
7 60 25 25
8 40 10 10
9 24 0 0
10 20 0 0
11 -25 -30 -45
12 -25 -30 -45
13 -25 -30 -45
14 -35 -50 -75
15 -35 -50 -75
16 -35 -50 -75
17 -35 -50 -75
18 -35 -50 -75
19 -35 -50 -75
20 -35 -50 -75
  • New: A small portion of Elimination bonus is exempted from bonus withholding due to mismatched MMR and LP. This value increases based on the player’s MMR.
  • Skill & Rating Bonuses have been dramatically reduced.
  • Elimination bonuses are increased slightly
    • We mentioned in our July 2023 Ranked blog that we would be bumping up the Elimination Bonus slightly. In our attempt to reduce the Master spike, we identified the need to instead reduce the overall points given within the whole system. Instead of bumping as planned, we took a different approach and reduced placement scores to make eliminations more valuable when compared to the now lowered placement score.



Armor Changes

  • White to Blue evo points required increased to 200 (was 150)
    • Crafted evo points increased to 200
  • Fixed overflow damage on level up applies to the next tier

Crafting Rotation

  • Rampage and R-99 leave the crafter and are back on the floor
  • Nemesis and Mozambique with Hammerpoint Rounds enter the crafter
  • Double Tap Trigger and Hammerpoint Rounds removed from rotation
  • Boosted Loader and Disruptor Rounds added to rotation
  • Medkit price increased to 20 (was 15)

Care Package Weapon Rotation

  • Hemlok Burst AR returns to the floor
    • ADS Recoil increased
    • Damage reduced to 22 (was 23)
    • Headshot multiplier reduced to 1.75 (was 1.8)
  • Prowler Burst PDW enters the care package
    • Damage increased to 16 (was 15)
    • Select Fire Enabled defaulting to Full Auto

Gold Weapons Rotation

  • Hemlok, Peacekeeper, Alternator, Rampage, Charge Rifle

Loot Spawn Changes

  • Blue and Purple Weapon Attachment spawn rate reduced by 20%
  • Blue and Purple Armor spawn rate reduced by 30%


Charge Rifle Rework

  • New ballistics and projectile
    • Removed hitscan
    • Removed pre-fire laser
    • Projectiles have player passthrough: 80% damage retained
    • Opens doors
  • Projectiles gain damage with distance
    • 50 meters: 75 Damage
    • 300 meters: 110 Damage
  • New charge mechanics
    • Holding the trigger down will increase charge
    • Releasing the trigger will decrease charge
    • Fires at 100% charge
  • Added Extended Sniper Mag attachment slot
    • Base: 4
    • White: 5
    • Blue: 6
    • Purple/Gold: 8
  • Ammo Consumption per shot reduced to 1 (was 2)
  • Handling timings adjusted
    • Tactical reload time decreased to 3.5 (was 4.0)
    • Empty reload time decreased to 4.6 (was 5.1)

All SMGs (R-99, Alternator, CAR, Volt)

  • Strafe Speed: ADS strafe scale reduced to 0.75 (was 0.85)
  • Headshot multi reduced to 1.25 (was 1.5)


  • Vertical Recoil slightly increased
  • Ammo capacity reduced
    • Base Ammo reduced to 17 (was 19)
    • White Mag reduced to 20 (was 21)
    • Blue Mag reduced to 23 (was 24)
    • Purple/Gold Mag reduced to 26 (was 27)

M600 Spitfire

  • Added Barrels for improved stability
  • ADS Recoil improved
  • Hipfire spread slightly improved


  • Blast pattern tightened


Boosted Loader (Hemlok, Wingman)

Reloading when near empty will speed up reloading and overload the next magazine

  • Hemlok overload ammo: 9
  • Wingman overload ammo: 3

Disruptor Rounds (Alternator, Peacekeeper)

Increases shield damage

  • Alternator shield damage increased by 20%
  • Peacekeeper shield damage (per pellet) increased by 25%

Double Tap Trigger (EVA-8, G7 Scout)

  • Removed from floor and crafting bundles


  • Frag Grenade
    • Outer Radius increased to 350 units (was 320)
    • Inner Radius increased to 125 units (was 96)
  • Thermite
    • Adjusted fire VFX to better match damage area


Revenant has been reborn

  • Updated class to Skirmisher (was Assault)
  • New abilities (see above)

Ultimate Cooldowns

  • Bangalore: Rolling Thunder to 240s (+60s)
  • Catalyst: Dark Veil to 150s (+30s)
  • Gibraltar: Defensive Bombardment to 180s (-90s)
  • Horizon: Black Hole to 210s (+30s)
  • Loba: Black Market Boutique to 150s (+30s)
    • Ultimate Accelerants grant 25% ult charge (up from 20%)
  • Mad Maggie: Wrecking Ball to 120s (+30s)
  • Pathfinder: Zipline Gun to 180s (+60s)
  • Wraith: Dimensional Rift to 180s (-30s)

Tactical Updates

  • Ballistic’s Whistler
    • Reduced delay before an overheated weapon starts cooling down to 1s (was 2s)
    • Reduced how long it takes an overheated weapon to cooldown to 8s (was 12s)
  • Loba’s Burglar’s Best Friend
    • Cooldown reduced to 25s (was 30s)
  • Seer’s Focus of Attention
    • Slow Duration reduced to 0.5s (was 2.5s)
    • Silence Duration reduced to 8s (was 10s)
    • Firing Speed increased to 1.4s (was 0.9s)


  • Broken Moon
    • Maps added to Mixtape: Production Yard & The Core (Read more about these maps in our highlights blog here)
    • Multiple rat spots removed
  • Kings Canyon: multiple rat spots removed
  • World’s Edge: smoothed Legend movement on road edges


  • Crafting Workbenches, Survey Beacons, Ring Consoles
    • Removed ‘exclusion radius’ that caused some POIs to get these objects more than others
    • All POIs now have an equal chance of receiving a Ring Console, Survey Beacon or Crafting Workbench


  • Control
    • Capture Bonus bounty reduced ~20%
    • Capture time reduced to 10 seconds (was 20 sec)
    • Score limit reduced to 1000 (was 1250)
    • Spawn waves removed: players should spawn instantly at the location they choose including Home Base, Captured Points, and MRB (Note: MRB will still use the dropship)
    • Timed events: Airdrops, MRB, Capture Bonus should all start ~30% sooner in match-time


  • About Game Mode button now works while in game modes
  • Adjusted sizing and positioning of elements on the Switch’s communication wheel to give it more breathing room
  • Consumables UI no longer freezes while in use and reviewing inventory
  • Dying or swapping Legends with a Golden Backpack full of large healing items no longer causes the items to be thrown from the player in Firing Range
  • Challenges no longer flip to NBR version when tracking in Ranked matches
  • Fixed black line in Kill Feed when a player dies out of bounds
  • Fixed persistent gift notifications after returning to lobby
  • Fixed players from different teams being able to ride in the same trident if they interacted with both a mounted Sheila and the trident simultaneously
  • Fixed Support Bins occasionally being prevented from providing Survival items (Heat Shield or Mobile Respawn Beacons)
  • In-game map no longer clips behind the challenges on 16:10 resolutions
  • Players should now properly spectate the player who knocked or killed them (without being knocked), and not who killed their teammates or who thirsted them from the downed state
  • Players can no longer get stuck inside a Trident’s collision box
  • Pinging Icarus Vault from the map (with vault key in inventory) won’t present a malformed string
  • Predator badge no longer fades away on Champion screen
  • Reduced the animate in time of death recap in Control, Team Deathmatch, and Gun Run
  • Spectres no longer stand in Catalyst’s Piercing Spikes
  • Unitframe consumable progress now updating in the inventory screen
  • Using remapped controls on a Gamepad/Controller no longer prevents pinging from the map
  • Fixed players seeing the ranking of players they are spectating


  • Fixed animations not playing audio in rare cases
  • Improved prioritization for certain enemy movement sounds
  • Players movement transitions no longer occasionally play duplicate audio events


  • Ballistic
    • C.A.R SMG doesn’t default to heavy ammo after being converted to a golden gun in sling with light ammo
    • Tempest no longer applies to teammates when friendly fire is enabled in Firing Range
  • Pathfinders voicemails during an Ash heirloom inspect no longer stretched on 16:10 resolutions
  • Gibraltar and Bangalore
    • Fixed ultimates not triggering if thrown on Ziprail Launcher and Skydive Towers
    • Fixed ultimates not cooldown if they’re killed while holding the ultimate grenade
  • Horizon: Lethal Lass skin no longer obstructs ADS on Prowler with 1x HOLO
  • Loba: Lunar Wolf skin no longer has broken mesh
  • Rampart: Sheila’s ammo counter now correctly rotated


  • Broken Moon:
    • Added building west of the core to minimap
    • Loot tick now correctly drops loot at Production Yard
    • Removed invisible collision above playing field
  • Olympus: indoor props without collision no longer blocks picking up loot


  • Firing Range:
    • Ballistic’s Whistler is no longer heard across Firing Ranges when shot at the ground
    • Dummies no longer occasionally shoot while set to inactive
    • Small door’s audio and FX no longer heard/seen across Firing Ranges


  • Left most ammo on squad member unitframes now represents their currently equipped weapon
  • L-Star: low ammo indicator now only appears when ammo is actually low
  • P2020: fixed high inaccuracy with first shot using ADS


  • Firing Range
    • Dynamic dummy spawning now remains off when you die
    • Legend ultimates will be fully charged after loading into the Firing Range, swapping Legends, and dying
    • A new nessie… and more!
  • French
    • In-game/lobby chat now available when language is set to French on console
    • Corrected French translation for R-301 Mastery Challenge Level 20
  • Kill feed will now call out when a player has been removed from the match
  • Multiple stickers can now be placed
  • Players can longer interact with enemy holosprays through walls
  • Ranked progress bar no longer bounces value while sitting on Match Summary screen
  • Seer: Exhibit AR throw indicator is no longer offset from ground
    • (no longer gives false impression of where the Ultimate will land)
  • Support Perk – Crafting Banners: after grabbing the first banner, you can now immediately grab the second one as well
  • Weapon Mastery:
    • New animated celebration sequences when unlocking and completing trials, as well as mastering weapons
    • New animated icon in the HUD weapon element when a weapon is level 100

Battle Pass

  • Reactive EV-8 Skin

Free Rewards

  • 7 Apex Packs
  • Lifeline skin
  • 11 weapon skins
  • 200 Apex Coins
  • 2 music packs
  • 4 loading screens
  • Win trackers for every legend
  • Seasonal badge


Charge Rifle

The Charge Rifle has been re-designed for immediate use in the Apex Games. No longer does the infamous weapon fire a sustained beam. Newly fitted with an Extended Sniper Mag attachment slot and boasting a number of changes to its firing mechanisms, Legends familiar with the anti-Titan model available during the Frontier Wars should feel right at home.

New Maps


Broken Moon is coming to Mixtape! The Core provides a new and exciting battlefield for Gun Run and TDM. Occupying the central building gives great high ground and wide-open sightlines making it a prime location to fight over. Or take to the outer ring for prime access to Care Packages.

The Core is a little bit bigger than what we’ve played previously. Zip rails help players rotate towards the action quickly and open sightlines promote a different style of gameplay and weapon meta than the other more personal, scrappier maps.

A wide angled shot of The Core showing the central structure with a rainbow flare from the light.


It’s been a while since the last Control map and Broken Moon brings Production Yard to Control. Contrary to other Broken Moon map for Mixtape, Production Yard provides an intense, scrappy experience in tight quarters. Lots of boxes and cover to duck around and tight corners to set-up defense or ambushes.

Also featuring Broken Moon’s Zip rails, combat pace is really high on this map and allows players to quickly shift from attacking and defending at a moment’s notice. Apex are hoping players find a lot of different strategies in either bunkering up and covering angles or finding some sneaky back caps using zip rails and corners.

An inside shot of Production Yard showing the location of one of the bases and some ziplines.


The next Heirloom will come along with the Death Gods Collection event.

It will feature the Revenant Heirloom recolour and rework.


They’ve tightened up the matchmaking, tuned LP gains, and made eliminations a steady contributor to your rise through the ranks. Dive into the nitty-gritty of why Resurrection will see some of the sweatiest matches you’ve had this summer (or winter) in our recent Ranked Update blog.


In previous seasons, players achieving Diamond+ ranks would get access to an exclusive season-long Dive Trail.

Apex have been observing an unintended effect where the presence of a Ranked Dive Trail during the drop would unduly influence where players wanted to land—either strongly avoiding or actively pursuing players with the trail. 

A reward for being a top player shouldn’t give away valuable information at a critical part of the match, so they’ve made a change to swap the Dive Trail reward with an Epic Banner Frame as the Diamond+ Ranked reward.

  • The Epic Banner Frame lets players flex their hard-earned status at the start of a match and more importantly, every time they take down other players.
  • Badges, Holosprays and Weapon Cosmetics will continue to be rewarded in Ranked as in previous seasons.

Community Sticker Bundle

From August 8-22, pick up the latest community sticker bundle featuring a plethora of stickers (and some special holographic ones) created by ryonello!

A player is using a Phoenix Kit that is decorated with three holographic ryonello stickers mid-match.

Death Dynasty Collection Event

Death becomes you, Legends. The first event of Resurrection will be launching with the season, and you’ll be handsomely rewarded with double XP in Battle Royale from August 8-15 and then in Mixtape from August 15-22.

Capture 24 limited-time cosmetics before they expire, with Legendary skins for Catalyst, Loba, and more!

All 24 items will be available in exchange for Apex Coins or Crafting Metals and in Death Dynasty Event Apex Packs for the entire duration of the event.

You’ll automatically receive Revenant’s Death Grip Heirloom set once you’ve secured all 24 items for your eternal collection.


Store Tabs for Week 1 of Death Dynasty. August 8-12 features Octane's Fidget Spinner skydive, Masquerade Marauder Bundle, Wattson's Kawaii Kitty, Lifeline's Hell Raiser, and three legendary bundles: Hellforger, Darkwatcher, and Hunter's Moon. August 12-15 features Crypto's Kickin' It skydive, Mirage's Ones and Threes emote, and five legendary bundles: Hellforger, Darkwatcher, Lion Guard, SVRN MRVN Bonus, and Air Orchid Bonus.

Store Tabs for Week 2 of Death Dynasty. August 15-19 features Bloodhound's Nevermore skydive, Aligned Victory Bundle, Maggie's Non-State Actor, and four legendary bundles: Hellforger, Darkwatcher, Mischief Mage, and Wild Speed. August 19-22 features Fuse's Hot Potato skydive, Wattson's Electric Boogie emote, and five legendary bundles: Hellforger, Darkwatcher, Envious Attitude, Existential Threat, and Mane Event.


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