Apex Legends Season 15 patch notes: Release date, Catalyst, Broken Moon, and balance changes

Joseph Pascoulis
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Apex Legends Season 15 has officially been announced, and for those interested in all of the new content coming in the patch, including Catalyst and the new map, here are the full official patch notes.

Apex Legends is now in its fourteenth season since its February 2019 release, bringing new weapons, maps, and of course, Legends, throughout the seasons. Season 14 brought Vantage to the Apex Games, as well as increasing the level cap and changing Battle Pass challenges.

Here’s when Season 14 is scheduled to end, as well as when the new Legend, map, and full patch notes for Apex Legends Season 15.

Apex Legends Season 15 start date & Season 14 end date

Respawn Entertainment have revealed that Apex Legends Season 15 will officially begin on November 1, 2022, which is also the end date for Season 14.

Apex Legends Season 15 is officially called “Eclipse,” and it will feature a brand-new Battle Pass, along with a new map and Legend called Catalyst.

New Apex Legends Season 15 Legend: Catalyst

Catalyst has officially been revealed as the brand-new Season 15 Legend for Apex, and she arrives as the first transgender woman in the Apex roster, with Respawn working closely with “NGO ‘GLAAD’ and Trans employees to ensure Catalyst represented the community.”

According to EA’s blog, Catalyst, real name Tressa Smith, is said to be an “experienced terraformer and defensive conjurer,” who “uses her remarkable control of ferrofluid to manipulate the battlefield.”

If you’d like to see all of Catalyst’s abilities, make sure you check out our full guide on the Season 15 characters’ abilities.

New BR map: Broken Moon

Along with the announcement of the new Legend Catalyst, we also found out that Apex Legends Season 15 will indeed be bringing a brand-new map to the game called Broken Moon.

The new home of the Apex Games is set on Cleo. Cleo is Boreas’ moon, which is shattered and looks to be collapsing. The map features 16 POIs, and the devs have compared its scale to that of World’s Edge.

The new map will also feature Zip Rails, which are a brand-new transit mechanic exclusive to Broken Moon which allows players to get around the map fast and effectively.

Apex Legends Gifting system

Also arriving in Apex Legends Season 15 is the new Gifting system, which allows players to give cosmetic items and possibly more to their fellow players and friends.

If you’d like to know more about this new system, make sure you check out our guide on the new Apex Legends Season 15 Gifting feature.

New cosmetic item: Stickers

The new Apex Legends Season 15 update will bring a brand-new cosmetic item to the game in Stickers.

Players will be able to add Stickers to their healing items like Medkits and Shield Batteries so that when using these items you will see some personalization on screen. This gives Apex some added customization and personalization, as these will be permanent.

Apex Legends Season 15 map rotation: Ranked split maps

Apex Legends Season 15 will see Broken Moon, World’s Edge, and Olympus all enter the map rotation for Season 15. The brand-new map Broken Moon will the only map available for the launch week.

Both Kings Canyon and Storm Point will not be available for Season 15 of Apex Legends.

Apex Legends Season 15 ranked split maps

For ranked, the first split’s map will be Broken Moon, and Respawn is yet to share which map will be in the second split but it’s likely to be Olympus as we haven’t seen this map in the ranked rotation for some time.

All Legends unlocked in Season 15 Firing Range

Respawn Entertainment have decided to unlock all the Legend for players to use int he Firing Range, which is a great feature for those who are unsure of which Legend they would like to unlock next.

“Having trouble deciding on which Legend to unlock next? Want to try a few different tacticals and ultimates before pulling the trigger? Now you can! In the Firing Range, all Legends are unlocked, giving players the ability to test out Legends that they don’t own yet.”

Apex Legends Season 15 balance changes

Ranked

  • Entry Requirement: Level 10 → 20

Crate Rotation

  • Mastiff returns to the floor
  • RE-45 enters the crate with Disruptor Rounds

Gold Weapon

  • R-301, Devotion LMG, 30-30 Repeater, EVA-8, Prowler Burst PDW

Anvil Receiver [R-301, Flatline]

  • Added to floor loot and crafting bundles

Double Tap Trigger [EVA-8, G7 Scout]

  • Rarity tier increased to legendary
  • Improved Recoil for burst fire Scout

Turbocharger [Devotion, HAVOC]

  • Damage reduced by 1 when equipped

Hammerpoint Rounds [Mozambique, P2020, RE-45]

  • Removed from floor loot and crafting bundles

Boosted Loader [Hemlok, Wingman]

  • Removed from floor loot and crafting bundles

Kinetic Feeder [Peacekeeper, TripleTake]

  • Removed from floor loot and crafting bundles

Crafting Rotation

  • M600 Spitfire enters the crafter
  • Peacekeeper enters the crafter
  • Havoc returns to the floor
  • P2020 returns to the floor

Rampage LMG

  • Begins charged on first-time pickup from the supply drop
  • Removed heat decay over time

Rampage & Sentinel

  • Can re-charge the Rampage and Sentinel before previous charge has expired

Mastiff

  • Ammo capacity increased from 4 to 5
  • Widened blast pattern
  • Damage per pellet reduced from 14 to 11
  • Projectile growth reduced
  • Reload can now be canceled with ADS

RE-45

  • Damage increased from 12 to 14
  • Disruptor Rounds increase damage against shields by 30%

L-Star

  • Reduced recoil at the beginning of the pattern
  • Stow animations adjusted to better match timings

Volt SMG

  • Reduced projectile speed
  • Increased projectile gravity

Triple Take

  • Rate of fire increased from 1.2 to 1.35
  • Choke charge time reduced from 1.1 to 0.75

R99

  • Increased blue magazine size from 24 to 25
  • Increased purple magazine size from 27 to 28

Peacekeeper

  • Projectile growth reduced

ALL BATTLE ROYALE MAPS

  • Ring 1 Preshrink Time increased from 60 seconds to 90 seconds.

QUALITY OF LIFE

  • Updated the UI tabbed navigation system and presentation.
  • Updates various menus to use the updated tabbed navigation system.
  • Ziplines can now be pinged from a distance.
  • Decreased the time required to pick up two teammates’ banners from their deathboxes by canceling the initial banner pickup animation when you grab a second banner.

BUG FIXES

  • [Storm Point] Fixed an issue where a zipline was missing in the building on North Pad.
  • [Kings Canyon] Fixed bug where players could not ping Wraith’s Portal in her Town Takeover
  • Fixed a bug where decimal numbers showed up on the Stats screen when they shouldn’t.
  • [Vantage] Fixed a bug where Sniper’s Mark damage multiplier would continue even after a player is downed.
  • [Vantage] Fixed bug with Vantage’s passive ability displaying “Team of 3” when less than 3 players are alive in the squad.
  • [Revenant] Fixed a bug with the “Revelations” skins where players would experience the camera clipping into Revenant’s shoulder after exiting Shadow Form.
  • [Valkyrie] Fixed bug for cases where Valkyrie would remain in her Skydive animation after interacting with a Replicator.
  • [Crypto] Fix for bug where Crypto’s “Biwon Blade” heirloom wouldn’t be visible while using a Survey Beacon.
  • Fixed a bug during the tutorial where the first loot bin could become inaccessible if a player attempted to open it while standing between the bin and Bloodhound.
  • Fixed the bug where some players with custom controls couldn’t jump.
  • Fixed the bug where the timer would show the incorrect time for when the next Ranked Season will start.
  • Fix for cases where loot bins could crush a player to death if they got caught between the lid and a wall.
  • Fix for cases where players could get stuck inside the Replicator if they were knocked down while using it.
  • [3030 Repeater and Mastiff] Fix for cases where players were unable to aim down sights until reloading is complete when done at certain times.
  • Fixed bug where the User Location on the minimap wouldn’t update properly to show the direction the player is facing during the skydive sequence.
  • Fix for bug where the Legend Ability Ui would flicker when going into Legend select before the match starts.
  • Fix for Firing Dummies to take damage appropriately based on hit location.

That’s all for Apex Legends Season 15, for more, make sure you check out what NICKMERCS thinks about the new Legend Catalyst.

Image Credit: Respawn Entertainment

About The Author

Joseph is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel, specializing in shooters such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Overwatch. He also enjoys Souls-likes, the Resident Evil franchise, and Tekken. After writing for KeenGamer, he joined CharlieIntel in 2021. If Joseph isn't writing about games, he's most likely playing them. You can contact him at [email protected].

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