A developer explains why Lifeline won't get a buff in Apex Legends Season 5. Carlos Pineda, lead game designer at Respawn Entertainment, took to Twitter to respond to fans' concerns about Lifeline. And it looks like players shouldn't expect a buff anytime soon.
He explained that Lifeline is in a "complicated spot" because although players say she needs a buff, the data disagrees. So even if players are desperate to see Lifeline get a buff, she won't be getting one anytime soon. However, the developer also addresses that Lifeline has problems because she isn't as unique anymore, now that other legends have been buffed.
The developer implies that changes will be coming, but they will be neither buffs nor nerfs in an attempt to make Lifeline different from other legends without "cranking numbers or even adding a new thing she can do." This likely means that sometime in the future her abilities will be changed completely, but as he says, "you're still in good hands."