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Respawn Confirms Huge Loba Bracelet Buff for Season 9

Respawn Confirms Huge Loba Bracelet Buff for Season 9
Respawn Confirms Huge Loba Bracelet Buff for Season 9 / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment | Electronic Arts

Respawn confirmed a huge Loba bracelet buff for Season 9, and it's something Loba fans have been asking for since her initial release in Apex Legends. Loba's tactical ability, Burglar's Best Friend, allows her to throw a bracelet and teleport to its location. Unfortunately, the mechanic has been plague with bugs for a long time now, and the High Society Thief hasn't been playable to her full potential.

Respawn Confirms Huge Loba Bracelet Buff for Season 9

The problems to this point with Loba's bracelet is that it either does not work, or it returns her to where the bracelet was launched from. Additionally, although part of the game, her movement is impaired while the bracelet is in the air. This leaves her to be a sitting target, or forced to use the ability early.

After the Apex Legends Legacy Gameplay trailer, the Apex Legends developers answered player questions in the game's subreddit. One question included the nerf to Loba's ultimate, increasing the recharge time from 90 to 120 seconds, and the challenges Loba already faces.

Lead Game Designer at Respawn replied this when asked about Loba's changes: "We're not just fixing it (bug fixing that is; there's still the occasional bug with it, but anecdotally from my testing it went from maybe 3-4 out of every 10 attempts failing currently to maybe 1 in a 100) but we're also buffing it: full movement speed while it's in the air, no slow down when you arrive. Honestly patch notes can't do it justice; you gotta feel it. I'm a Loba main on live and playtests are night and day."

Respawn Confirms Huge Loba Bracelet Buff for Season 9
Respawn Entertainment Response

Loba is a fan favorite Legend, and it looks like she's finally receiving the love needed to make her a higher tier character.