Apex Legends Season 17: Arsenal update is finally here, and it has come with a bang. The latest season brings new features, improvements, and a new character named Ballistic. This update is available for PS5, PS4, Xbox consoles, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms. Apex Legends Arsenal was released on May 9 at 6 pm BST UK time. The new update has many exciting features, which we will discuss in this article.
MEET THE NEW CHARACTER: BALLISTIC
Apex Legends Season 17 introduces a brand new character named Ballistic. He is a formidable character that enhances the gameplay experience of Apex Legends. Ballistic’s abilities include a passive ability, tactical ability, and ultimate ability. Ballistic’s passive ability lets him store a third weapon in a sling. His Tactical shoots a projectile that heats up an enemy’s gun as they shoot, making it unusable for a short period. His Tempest Ultimate ability gives nearby teammates faster reloads, move speed, and infinite ammo.
Apex Legends Arsenal update has added several new points of interest to World’s Edge, including Monument, which commemorates the game’s history. These changes will enhance the gaming experience and provide new challenges to players.
The Apex Legends Season 17 update patch notes outline several balance updates to the game. These updates include changes to loot spawns, gold weapon rotations, and weapon crafting rotations. The L-Star EMG enters the crate, and RE-45 returns to the floor. The Alternator SMG enters the crafter, Sentinel enters the crafter, EVA-8 returns to the floor, and 30-30 Repeater returns to the floor. The gold weapon rotation includes Flatline, Triple Take, Spitfire, Mastiff, and Volt. The loot spawns now have improved vault loot, increased chances of gold loot, and added light mags to spawn pool. The Cargo Bot Loot now has removed small healing items, Mobile Respawn Beacon, White Armor, White Backpack, and adjusted Large Healing and Heatshield spawns to allow for more desirable loot spawns. The balance updates also include updates to weapons like L-Star EMG, 30-30 Repeater, Triple Take, and R-99 SMG.
Apex Legends Season 17 has also made several changes to legends. Catalyst’s Dark Veil no longer shows scan highlights and diamonds through the veil. Mirage’s class has been changed from Skirmisher to Support. Ash is now slowed to weapon sprint speed instead of weapon walk speed when targeting with her tac. Smart loot gains for Assault Class have been adjusted to reduce skipping an upgrade tier, and optics are now given based on the team. Care packages are now automatically pinged for the team on reveal for Skirmisher Class, and Support Bins now guarantee at least one Battery in one of the Secret Compartment slots for Support Class. Legend Banners can now be crafted by any player who has a Support Class Legend in their Squad.
The Apex Legends Season 17 update also includes new Podium screens for Gun Run and Control. The mixtape now displays a message in the Kill Feed if Leaver Penalties are disabled for the match due to an unfair match. Control and Gun Run indicate the team’s MVPs on the intro podium, and Control and TDM have updated loadouts based on weapon meta/pick rates/kill rates. Gun Run and TDM now have XP Bonuses for Match Completion and Match Completion after Join in Progress. Map rotation: Barometer is out, and Olympus: Hammond Labs is in.
Apex Legends Season 17 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting seasons yet, with new Legends, weapons, maps, and gameplay features. While we’re still waiting for an official release date and patch notes, based on leaks and rumors, we can expect a lot from the upcoming season. So, get ready to drop into the arena and take on your enemies with all the new tools at your disposal!