Revenant Buffs, New Lifeline Passive Revealed in Apex Legends Old Ways Patch

Lifeline can now loot extra compartments in blue supply bins.
Lifeline can now loot extra compartments in blue supply bins. / Courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

A new Lifeline passive ability and major Revenant buffs are among the balance changes that arrived Tuesday in Apex Legends' Old Ways event patch notes.

After months of teases, the blue bins in Apex Legends now have a purpose: Lifeline's new passive allows her to loot a second compartment in these rare bins for extra health items, weapon attachments and knockdown shields. Weapons cannot appear in the hidden compartments.

Revenant's buffs, motivated by player outcry and by data collected by Respawn Entertainment, aim to bring his effectiveness up to parity with the game's other Legends. They include buffs to the Silence and Death Totem abilities.

The full list of balance changes, available below, also includes nerfs for the G7 Scout, a buff for the Kraber, and plenty of other adjustments.

Apex Legends Old Ways Balance Changes

G7 Scout

  • Reduced headshot scale from 2.0 -> 1.75.
  • Reduced leg shot scale from 0.9 -> 0.75.
  • Slightly reduced projectile speed.


  • LSTAR will reset its viewkick pattern much more quickly to avoid horizontal recoil feeling like it goes in an unpredictable direction while feathering the trigger.
  • Reduced time before overheat 2.4 -> 2.2 (25 shots -> 23 shots)


  • Increased headshot damage multiplier from 2.05 -> 3.0. Now it should always down a target with a headshot, even if they are a fortified character with a level 3 helmet and a full evo shield.

Sniper Ammo

  • Reduced ammo per pickup from 10 -> 8
  • Reduced inventory stack size from 20 -> 16

Low Profile

  • Limb shots on Low-Profile Legends now deal as much damage as body shots.


  • Removed Low Profile


  • Increased duration of status effect from 10s -> 20s
  • Silence now disables Gibraltar’s Gun Shield.
  • Increased the duration of area of effect from 5s -> 10s
  • Silence has 2 charges now

Death Totem

  • Characters are now respawned with 50 health (or whatever health they had when they activated it, if lower) instead of 1


  • New secondary passive: Lifeline can access secret compartments with more loot on Blue Bins.
  • Blue bins are found randomly replacing ordinary bins. These rare bins will have a secondary compartment that only Lifeline can open.
  • The secondary compartment will always contain some mixture of health items, weapon attachments and knockdown shields.


  • Portals will now disappear after four seconds if both ends are outside the Circle. This change was made to combat players exploiting the Portal to avoid taking damage outside the Ring.

Evo Armor

  • Reduced the amount of damage required to evolve.
  • Blue Armor damage requirement reduced from 100 -> 75
  • Purple Armor damage requirement reduced from 300 -> 150
  • Red Armor damage requirement reduced from 500 -> 400

Kings Canyon and Kings Canyon After Dark

  • Increase to the total amount of loot items that spawn in the map.