Apex Legends

Helmets Buffed in Apex Legends: Saviors

Helmets have been buffed in the Apex Legends: Saviors patch.
Helmets have been buffed in the Apex Legends: Saviors patch. / Image courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends: Saviors is officially here and one of the biggest balance changes players will have to get used to is helmets being buffed.

In any shooting game, going for headshots is expected to reward players for their efforts with faster kill times. In Season 13, however, it appears Apex Legends players just might have to get used to longer engagements.

Here are the official changes Respawn has now made to Helmets:

  • Blue helmet headshot damage reduction increased from 40% to 50%
  • Purple helmet headshot damage reduction increased from 50% to 65%

Coupling this with the fact that the Kraber and LMGs all got nerfed with their various headshot stats does raise a bit of cause for concern for the headhunters in the community.

It is worth mentioning too, however, that the Fortified Perk has been nerfed so that it no longer reduces headshot damage by 15% for Caustic and Gibraltar.

To top all of this off, both Shield Cells and Syringes will drop 18% less often in Season 13 than they did in Season 12.

Ultimately, it will be very interesting to see how the community reacts to these changes early on in Saviors.

With staying up being perhaps as important as it's ever been in Apex Legends, Newcastle could be primed to take over the Legend meta.

For more on Apex Legends: Saviors, feel free to check out our coverage of the full Season 13 patch notes.