Apex Legends

Respawn Plans Rampart Buffs for Apex Legends Season 8

Respawn will buff Rampart in Apex Legends Season 8.
Respawn will buff Rampart in Apex Legends Season 8. / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment/EA

Respawn Entertainment plans to continue to buff Rampart in Apex Legends Season 8. Rampart has remained a niche pick in the game's meta since her release in Season 6, and the developer hopes to raise her profile in-game.

The main issue is her "set in" play style, according to a Reddit comment by senior game designer Daniel Klein. Her kit encourages the player to rely on her defensive wall and turret to push enemies away. In the fast paced game that is Apex Legends, she gets left behind quite often and can't keep up with the challenges she faces in the game.

One buff that players will see is the addition of health to Rampart's walls, which will receive 45 health each. This is so the character can help her team and be able to react quicker to different situations. Klein said this update should come with 8.0, but things are due to change as they test the bounds of these buffs.

As this change was tested, Respawn worried that the walls could be a "trump card" for snipers. For this reason they made the walls penetrable to sniper fire, allowing for counter play against the bunker strategy.