Season 17: Arsenal comes out May 9 and all the weapon and legend balance updates are finally out! Will the meta shift away from its current one? Will players be picking up a different weapon? Let’s take a look at what weapons and legends got touched this coming season.
L-Star EMG enters the crate
The L-Star also went through some balance changes with it going into the care package.
They’ve re-added Disruptor Rounds but only to the L-Star: Disruptor does 60% damage increase against shields
The base damage has been reduced to 16 (was 17)
Projectiles now have passthrough: 60% damage retained
Projectile growth has been increased
The recoil pattern has been improved
Barrel is removed from attachments
Ammo Stockpile: 324
Reduced VFX brightness when hitting unarmored targets
The RE-45 pistol returns to the floor
Weapon Crafting Rotation
The Alternator SMG and Sentinel sniper rifle enters into the crafter
The EVA-8 shotgun and 30-30 Repeater marksman returns to the floor
Gold Weapon Rotation
Flatline, Triple Take, Spitfire, Mastiff, Volt
Improved Vault Loot
There is now an increased chance of gold loot. Light mags have also been added to the spawn pool.
Improved Cargo Bot Loot
All these items have been removed : small healing items, Mobile Respawn Beacon, White Armor, White Backpack
Adjusted Large Healing and Heatshield spawns to allow for more desirable loot spawns
Removed gold weapons from purple tier Cargo Bots but increased spawn chance in gold tier
Projectile size increased when fully charged
Projectile size increased
Improved hipfire spread
Tightened bullet pattern when fully choked
Ammo per shot reduced to 1 (was 3)
Magazines sizes adjusted to match the new ammo costs, Purple Mag: Increased to 10 shots (was 9)
Removed 1 bullet from base and all magazines
No Magazine reduced to 19 (was 20)
White Magazine reduced to 21 (was 22)
Blue Magazine reduced to 24 (was 25)
Purple & Gold magazine reduced to 27 (was 28)
Reduced shots per magazine to 3 (was 4)
Reduced spawn rate
Smart loot gains have been adjusted to reduce skipping an upgrade tier. It will now be less likely to jump from White to Purple or Blue to Gold
Optics are now given based on team rather than just Assault Legend who opens them
A special drop rate has been added for Gold Optics
Care packages are now automatically pinged for the team on reveal. This includes empty Care Packages that have already been looted by another team
Support Bins will now guarantee at least one Battery in one of the Secret Compartment slots
Support Bins will now award MRBs if your ally is dead, even if you don’t have their banner card.
Legend Banners can now be crafted by ANY player who has a Support Class Legend in their Squad
Scan Highlights & Diamonds are no longer visible through the Dark Veil
Class changed from Skirmisher to Support
Now gets slowed to weapon sprint speed instead of weapon walk speed when targeting with her tac
Season 17: Arsenal drops May 9 and you can find the full patch notes over here.
You can also find other changes about Season 17 here, and all rank changes here.