Apex Legends Season 8 Horizon Nerfs Detailed

Horizon will receive nerfs in Apex Legends Season 8.
Horizon will receive nerfs in Apex Legends Season 8. / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment/EA

Respawn Entertainment plans to nerf Horizon in Apex Legends Season 8, and associate live balance designer John "JayBiebs" Larson shared the team's thought process on the nerf in a recent Reddit post.

Larson says that the specifics of Horizon's nerfs would be of critical importance.

"I'm adamant about not gutting her kit; the synergy between her passive and tactical is awesome," he wrote. "Looking at her tactical alone there are all sorts of dials we can turn including vertical lift speed, horizontal speed/acceleration, ejection speed/time, cool down, weapon accuracy, and the list goes on."

Larson says the team aims to stay true to Horizon's design intent while still bringing her win rate more in line with the rest of the cast. As it stands, she's the first Legend to have a higher win rate than Wraith.

"I'm happy that Wraith finally has some company, and there was a deliberate goal to have Horizon release strong given the track record of legends getting introduced to the game as underpowered. For the long-term health of the game, it's important to bring the outliers in as long as we aren't gutting them."

Apex Legends Season 8 is expected to begin near the start of February.