Apex Legends Season 9: Mid Season Update Might Add a Significant Nerf to Valkyrie’s Tactical Ability

Published 05/29/2021, 2:47 PM EDT
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Apex Legends will receive an important mid-season update for Season 9. The studio has revealed an important piece of information about things to come. From the official media handle, Respawn has a shared a screenshot of the upcoming minor patch. The latest legend, Valkyrie, is quite overpowered, as she can outmaneuver every legend.

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The community has called for a balance and requested the developer to tweak her kit and especially her tactical ability. She can move around the map freely, as she possesses the ability to fly. This skill has created a gap between power levels with regard to other legends. Naturally, the studio took this issue to heart and has worked out a solution to resolve the problem.

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Respawn will tweak Valkyrie’s jetpack with a minor Apex Legends patch

In an attempt to bring every legend’s powers to a similar scale, Respawn is looking to nerf Valkyrie. The latest legend can fly, which makes it quite difficult for players to shoot or track her movements. The community even called for the complete removal of this ability and it seemed a bit harsh.

However, the studio has now found an elaborate solution to retain the ability and to balance it as well. Developers are looking to double the ability’s fuel consumption and it will also reduce her mobility.

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This incredibly nerf will definitely help bring some balance to the game. You cannot have a pilot character without the ability to fly inside the game. Keeping her lore and past achievements in mind, Respawn has definitely come up with a brilliant solution to this menacing problem without destroying the character.

High mobility legends have created problems for the studio in previous seasons as well. The studio took considerable time to balance Wraith, who has been a part of the game since forever. Similarly, Octane and Pathfinder too went through a fair share of changes, as these legends were deemed too quick.

Safe to say, Valkyrie could also pose similar challenges, as she can do several things. No other unit in the game can fly or allow the team to move freely, which makes her a unique character.

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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