Wraith Nerfs Planned for Apex Legends Season 8

Wraith's hitboxes may see a nerf in Apex Legends Season 8.
Wraith's hitboxes may see a nerf in Apex Legends Season 8. | Photo by Respawn Entertainment/EA

Respawn Entertainment plans further nerfs to Wraith in Apex Legends Season 8, according to senior game designer Daniel Klein. This time the developer will target the Voidwalker's hitboxes, rather than her abilities.

Speaking to the Apex Legends podcast The Third Party, Klein said Wraith's kit had been pushed to its limit in terms of nerfs.

"I don't want to hit her kit anymore," he said. "We've pushed that to the breaking point where it's barely still fun, but the extreme wind-up on her tactical — as much as it was necessary — it puts the ability more into the camp of cerebral power rather than satisfying in the moment power."

"With Wraith, our approach is going to be very similar to Pathfinder. We’re going to take a look at her hitboxes and see how much wiggle room we have there."

Klein hopes the hitbox nerfs will be meaningful enough that Respawn Entertainment will be able to buff her kit somewhat in the future. He also emphasizes the actual balancing work had yet to begin, suggesting the hitbox nerf may never reach live servers.

"My earnest hope is that we can bring her under control with just hitbox changes, and then maybe even look at ways at making her more in-the-moment fun again, and find a balance point between her tactical now and what it used to be," he said.

Apex Legends Season 7 launched Nov. 4 and is expected to end some time in January.