Apex Legends

Potential Apex Legends Lifeline Nerf Previewed in War Games Trailer

A Lifeline nerf appears in the trailer for Apex Legends' War Games event.
A Lifeline nerf appears in the trailer for Apex Legends' War Games event. / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment/EA

Eagle-eyed Apex Legends fans have spotted what could be an upcoming Lifeline nerf in the trailer for the War Games event.

In a brief shot near the top of the trailer, a close-up on Lifeline shows her healing drone hovering over a downed player in the background. The drone seems connected to the downed player, potentially indicating it could be reviving them while Lifeline acts elsewhere. Lifeline's revive shield is nowhere to be seen.

If the scene reflects a coming in-game reality, it may be that Lifeline's revive shield is either removed or on a cooldown. Apex Legends lead designer Daniel Klein has previously said that completely removing the shield would "gut her," but that he believed Respawn should try a version without the shield "and see how that goes."

At the time of those comments, Klein said the team was also considering a cooldown for the ability, but worried about the potential communication problems.

There's no guarantee any change has been made at all, and if the change is coming to Apex Legends it's not clear when it would arrive.