Lifeline Buffed in Apex Legends Awakening Collection Event Update

"Cooldown reduced from 5 minutes to 3.5 minutes."
"Cooldown reduced from 5 minutes to 3.5 minutes." / Image courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Respawn Entertainment is gearing up to release its latest update for Apex Legends: Saviors with its Awakening Collection Event, debuting a new Town Takeover, a brand-new set of limited-time cosmetics, Valkyrie’s Heirloom, fixing IMC Armory exploits and, perhaps most importantly, bringing some buffs to Lifeline.

Here's a breakdown of the Lifeline buffs included in the Awakening Collection Event update for Apex Legends: Saviors.

Here are the official adjustments Respawn has made to Lifeline in the Awakening Collection Event patch:

  • Combat Revive: Moved revive cancel option from Lifeline to the player that’s getting revived.
  • D.O.C. Heal Drone: Healing pool increased from 150 to infinite (still lasts 20s). / Doubled the healing radius.
  • Care Package: Cooldown reduced from 5 minutes to 3.5 minutes. / The weapon attachment panel now comes with a Shield Battery instead of two Shield Cells. / No blue beam on initial drop (will still show up after the Care Package lands).

These changes line up exactly with the leak that floated around on Reddit last Saturday.

Lifeline can now heal all her teammates without running out of fuel in the D.O.C. Heal Drone tactical ability's 20-second use time. The healing zone has been doubled as well, allowing players to stay a bit more spread out and hold more ground.

The decision to opt out of Combat Medic auto-revive changing hands from Lifeline to the down teammate that’s getting revived certainly seems to make a lot of sense, allowing downed players to decide for themselves if it's the right time to revive.

Lastly, Lifeline's Care Package being buffed, both with its cooldown time and its shield capacity, should make the ultimate ability more worth using.

Ultimately, it will be interesting to see if these changes have any effect on Lifeline's pick rate, or her place in the current Legend meta.

The Awakening Collection Event and its patch are set to drop in Apex Legends: Saviors on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.