Apex Legends Lifeline Buff Teased in Lost Treasures Trailer

Lifeline will be getting a surprise buff in the next Apex Legends event.
Lifeline will be getting a surprise buff in the next Apex Legends event. / Photo by Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends Lifeline buff seems to be coming in the next update.

In a trailer for Lost Treasures, Season 5's Collection Event, we get to see a surprise preview for Lifeline buff. A minute into the trailer, we see a downed Bangalore as Lifeline comes to help her.

Lifeline's drone D.O.C. actually does the healing as Lifeline lays some cover fire. D.O.C. even extends a cable to help Bangalore up.

Apex Legends Lifeline Buff Teased in Lost Treasures Trailer

Lead Game Designer Carlos Pineda had previously tweeted that Lifeline wouldn't be getting a straight upgrade, but rather she will get a "sidegrade" to set her apart from the other Legends.

According to Pineda, Lifeline still holds a spot in the top tiers of most metrics for the game. This puts balancing a new ability for her in a tricky spot. Gibraltar received a buff earlier this year that stepped on Lifeline's toes, giving him the same accelerated revival time while under his Dome of Protection.

The solution they've come up with is to make Lifeline the only Legend who can move while reviving a fallen teammate with her Combat Medic ability.

Overall, the change seems like a clever way to differentiate Lifeline's healing ability and make it her own again. We can expect to see these changes when Lost Treasures goes live on June 23.