Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite Patch Notes: Catalyst Nerfed as Conduit Arrives

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Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite Patch Notes: Catalyst Nerfed as Conduit Arrives

Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite Patch Notes reveal nerfs for Catalyst while introducing a new support legend and include several updates Storm Point, weapon balance changes, a fresh battle pass and more.

Conduit is Apex’s newest Support legend and she gains her powers from a battery stolen from a Monarch Titan. Her abilities can be viewed below.

Passive – Savior’s Speed
Conduit gains a short burst of speed when running toward a teammate beyond her Tactical range.

Tactical – Radiant Transfer
Conduit's Tactical sends a blast of energy to a teammate which in turn generates temporary shields for them and the legend when in danger. This ability also heals a Red Shield.

Ultimate – Energy Barricade
Conduit deploys an array of shield-jamming devices that can damage and slow down nearby enemies. This ability deals damage to Enemy shields and HP.

Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite Patch Notes POIs

The Season 19 update adds several POIs to Storm point while making the map smaller in size to improve ‘mid-game’ pacing. Fans looking for early combat can find centralized hot drops on the new POIs such as Wattson’s Pylon, and more. Wattson’s Pylon is designed to encourage vertical cat-and-mouse gameplay usually seen on World’s Edge.

IMG 8991The developers have connected Zeus Station to Lightning Rod with a located on the farther side of the map. Prowler Island has been replaced with CETO Station, which is a basically a reworked iteration of the old POI with a hot drop located in the center of the POI. IMC Armories are packed with loot, but Spectres no longer exist to defend them. The removal of Spectre units from this POI will make it easier for players to grab the loot. The developers have also reworked the Forbidden Zone POI along with Lightning Rod, which has been reduced in size.

On the other hand, the patch also addresses several bugs, rat spots and known exploits in King’s Canyon and Olympus. Exploiters won’t be able to get underneath the map in Olympus as the latest update has deployed fixes for the same. Storm Point receives 2 mixtape maps based on Wattson’s Pylon and ZEUS station. Players can read more about the new POIs in detail on Respawn’s official site here.

 Apex Legends Season 19 Balance Changes

The massive update ships a set of nerfs to Bangalore’s kit, reducing her Double Time Duration from 3 seconds to 2 seconds. The smoke duration of her smoke ability has also been reduced by 5 seconds, from 23 seconds to 18 seconds. In addition, her Rolling Thunder ability also ends up on EA’s nerf list, with the stun duration reduced from 8 seconds to 6 seconds.

Catalyst has her piercing spikes throw range cut in half to 50%, while her core remains vulnerable to bullets and projectiles, as the latest update allows them to pass through her core.
Core no longer blocks projectiles, allowing bullets to pass through
Max in-world count reduced to 2 (was 3)
Throw range decreased by about 50%¯

Apex Legends Season 19 Patch Notes also reveal changes that affect Catalyst’s wall-forming ability Dark Veil, making the wall last shorter by 5 seconds. Respawn reducing the overall lifteime from 30 seconds to 25 seconds. Also, the cooldown would now start after the wall is destroyed.

Passive Updates

Insider Knowledge: Can now scan Care Packages after allies have already scanned them.

Voices from the Void: reduced look time required to trigger (feels more reliable/consistent).

Increased the map leap height on Newcastle’s Castle Wall while reducing the recovery time upon landing.

Passive has Forged Shadows: reduced time extension window for assists to 3seconds (was 30s)
Respawn have increased the bullet count on Vantage’s Ultimate ability, Sniper’s Mark from 6 to 5.

Weapon Updates

L-Star EMG
With a reduced projectile size, the Care Package LMG no longer has disruptor rounds. Respawn has also increased the recoil pattern and increased the gun’s damage to 17 from 16. The Barrel attachment improved to match other weapons.


  • New hop-up – Skullpiercer Elite: ignores helmet headshot damage reduction
  • Boosted Loader hop-up attached
  • Base damage increased to 50 from 45
  • The size of each projectile has been increased

30-30 Repeater

  • The overall hipfire spread has been increased

Longbow DMR

  • The overall projectile size has been increased


  • Amped Shot projectile size has been increased

Charge Rifle

  • Bullet drop ballistics have been improved
  • Increased the overall projectile size

Bocek Bow

  • Players would be able to draw the bow faster
  • Select Fire button now toggles Shatter Caps
  • Shatter Caps blast pattern has been tightened


  • The damage has been reduced to 21 from 22

Apex Legends Season 19 Ranked Updates

Promotional Trials

One of the reasons behind the addition of Promo trials is to combat the increasing number of ‘ratters’ — players who hide in harder-to-reach areas of the map in order to escape gunfights, and then wait until the match ends to get their LP points up and advance to the next tier. The addition of skill-based challenges will require players to “earn’ their rank instead of going against the game to advance to the next ranked tier.

Here are the challenges players need to complete in order to move ahead to the higher-ranked tiers.

Trial Tier

Main Condition

Alternative Condition

Rookie to Bronze

Win a game

During the Trial: 3x Top 10 placement & Get 3 Kills/Assists

Bronze to Silver

Win a game

During the Trial: 3x Top 5 placement & Get 6 Kills/Assists

Silver to Gold

Win a game

In 3 different matches, players need to complete both:

Place Top 10 & Get 3 Kills/Assists

Gold to Platinum

Win a game

In 3 different matches, players need to complete both:

Place Top 5 & Get 6 Kills/Assists

Platinum to Diamond

Win a game

No Alternative Condition

Diamond to Master

Win a game

No Alternative Condition

Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite Patch Notes

The Season 19 Update for Apex Legends lists fixes for a total of 19 bugs, including several other quality-of-life updates. For instance, the game’s anti-cheat has been updated, and the system will display a message in the kill feed upon banning a cheater from the game. The addition of this in-match notification intends “ to improve visibility and player feedback when users are actioned.” Players would no longer be able to use Phase Runner on Olympus to survive ring damage. With this update, Heat Shields no longer stick to Tridents and the bug that caused them to provide protection above them has also been fixed.

Besides, the patch also ships several quality-of-life updates. The game now natively supports PS4 and PS5 Bluetooth-connected controllers. Players now no longer need to use Steam input in order to use Bluetooth-enabled controllers on PS4 and PS5.

The complete list of bug fixes and QoL Changes can be viewed by clicking on the full patch notes article here.

Apex Legends Season 19 Release Date and Time

The sizable Apex Legends Season 19 update is slated to hit servers across all regions on Tuesday, October 31. On the other hand, countries such as Japan, New Zealand and Australia will receive the update on November 1 according to their timezones. The release time for each region according to their timezone has been specified below:

October 31, 2023

  • PT: 10:00 am
  • ET: 1:00 pm
  • GMT: 5:00 pm
  • CET: 6:00 pm
  • IST: 10:30 pm

November 1, 2023

  • JST (Japan): 2:00 am
  • AED (Australia): 4:00 am
  • NZDT (New Zealand): 6:00 am

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