All Apex Legends weapon buffs & nerfs in Season 13: Kraber nerf, LMGs, more

Liam Mackay
Wattson using kraber in apex legends season 13

Apex Legends Season 13 is almost here, and devs Respawn Entertainment have revealed all the changes you can expect to see. Here’s every weapon buff and nerf from the Apex Legends Season 13 update patch notes, including the controversial Kraber nerf.

Apex Legends Season 13 goes live on May 10, bringing the new Legend Newcastle and major Ranked Play changes. That’s not all of course, as Respawn have detailed all of the major changes players can expect in the new season.

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Alongside giving major buffs to helmets, Season 13 has nerfed the Kraber and brought significant changes to LMGs. For everything you need to know, here’s every weapon buff and nerf in Apex Legends Season 13.

Kraber nerf in Apex Legends Season 13

Bloodhound with Kraber rifle in Apex Legends

The Kraber has always been a hotly debated weapon in Apex Legends thanks to its ability to one-shot headshot a fully armored player, but the Season 13 patch notes have revealed that that’s no longer the case.

The Kraber’s headshot multiplier has been reduced from 3.0 to 2.0, and its overall damage has been reduced from 145 to 140. It will still one-shot players with low-level armor, but those rocking a Purple helmet and high-level Evo Shield will get away with their life.

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LMGs nerfed in Apex Legends Season 13

Spitfire LMG in Apex Legends

LMGs were some of the most powerful weapons in Apex Legends Season 12, and Respawn hit them with a ton of nerfs in Season 13.

While the Rampage, LSTAR, and Devotion have all seen hits to their damage, headshot multipliers, and reload time, it’s the Spitfire that’s taken the brunt of the nerfs.

With the Spitfire being found as floor loot again, almost every aspect of it has been nerfed, with its damage, magazine capacity, headshot multiplier, and mobility all taking serious hits. Plus, it can no longer be fitted with a barrel attachment.

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All Apex Legends Season 13 weapon buffs and nerfs

Apex Legends Season 13 saviors artwork

Crafting Rotation

  • Flatline & Longbow coming out and are now floor loot
  • Rampage & R-301 going into the Replicator

Gold Weapons

  • EVA-8, Bow, Flatline, P2020, Spitfire

Kraber

  • Headshot multiplier down from 3.0 to 2.0
  • Damage reduced from 145 to 140

Rampage

  • Increased reload time from  2.6 to 3.1
  • Slightly increased handling times

LSTAR

  • Reduced headshot damage multiplier from 1.75 to 1.5
  • Reduced headshot distance from 64m to 57m
  • Overheat cool-off time increased from 2.5 to 3.6
  • Slightly increased handling times

Devotion

  • Damage reduced from 16 to 15
  • Reduced headshot damage multiplier from 1.75 to 1.5
  • Reduced headshot distance from 64m to 57m
  • Increased reload time from 2.8 to 3.2
  • Draw time increased to 0.8 from 0.7
  • Holster time increased to 0.75 from 0.65
  • Raise time increased to 0.65 from 0.55
  • Lower time increased to 0.6 from 0.5

Havoc

  • Improved recoil at the start of the pattern

Dual Shell

  • Removed from floor loot and crafting bundles

Mozambique & Peacekeeper

  • Increased limb damage from 0.8 to 1.0

Crate Weapons

  • Spitfire back to floor loot
  • Mastiff into crate

Spitfire

  • Damage decreased from 19 to 18
  • Purple & Gold Magazine capacity reduced from 55 to 50
  • Crouched hipfire spread increased
  • Removed barrel attachment slot
  • Reduced headshot damage multiplier from 1.75 to 1.5
  • Reduced headshot distance from 64m to 57m
  • Increased reload time from 3.2 to 3.4
  • Draw time increased to 0.8 from 0.7
  • Holster time increased to 0.75 to 0.65
  • Raise time increased to 0.65 from 0.55
  • Lower time increased to 0.6 from 0.5

Mastiff

  • Tightened blast pattern
  • Ammo capacity reduced from 6 to 4
  • Stockpile ammo: 28
  • Damage per pellet increased from 11 to 14
  • Increased pellet size
  • Fire Rate increased from 1.1 to 1.2

These buffs and nerfs are pretty significant and will likely shift the weapon meta for Apex Legends Season 13.


For more on Apex Legends Season 13, be sure to check out why the devs aren’t nerfing Lifeline any time soon.

Image Credit: Respawn Entertainment

About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].