Valkyrie was cloaked in Apex Legends Season 13 with a map change that prevents her from passively deploying her jets in out-of-bounds areas.
In recent seasons, Valkyrie has grown in popularity and established himself as a meta character in Apex Legends.
With the ability to rotate an entire squad, inflict AoE disruptions with her missiles, and control incredible mobility with her passive, she is extremely powerful in the hands of the right player.
As a result, many in the community anticipated a nerf to the Winger Avenger in the Season 13 update, but Respawn decided not to make direct changes to their kit.
Instead, they made adjustments to “out of bounds” locations on every single map, camouflaging Valk’s ability to fly into areas that shouldn’t be reachable.
Valkyrie Stealth nerfed in Apex Legends Season 13
Although all of Valkyrie’s gear is strong, it’s her VTOL Jets passives that are the main source of her power, as they offer an unrivaled amount of mobility in a gunfight.
Not only that, Season 12 allowed players to reach overwhelmed rat sites in restricted areas and levitate off-map for extended periods of time.
Well, Respawn decided these techniques were unfair and made big changes to out-of-bounds areas, indirectly weakening Valk in Saviors.
In Season 13, when players are in Restricted Areas, they will no longer be able to use Legendary abilities, weapons, consumables, or active passives such as Valk’s Jets.
Overall, these changes receive positively from the community, with countless players describing it as the “perfect” nerf for the Winged Avenger without touching their gear: “It’s literally the perfect nerf for Valk without actually nerfing them”.
Some players even believe that this adjustment will have a positive impact on the ALGS, where Valk was often used in the finals ring to gain as much time as possible in out-bound areas: “The ALGS finals rings will definitely do that make it more interesting… can no longer rat only in the air like Valk on a cliff.”
In any case, it’ll be interesting to see if these changes will be enough to balance Valk and make her less of a “oppressive” legend in Season 13, or if Respawn needs to directly weaken her later in Saviors.
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