Season 16 of Apex Legends is expected to make significant changes to the game, including many significant balance adjustments that will almost certainly alter the meta.
Several things may not change from this season to the next, such as Valkyrie's long-standing dominance of the Apex Games.
Despite repeated tweaks from Respawn Entertainment, Valkyrie has remained a prominent pick in Apex since her arrival in 2021.
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Many players anticipated that season 16 would come to an end due to developers indicating that they would add another twist to Valkyrie.
According to playtesters yesterday, the developers discussed introducing another feature to Thordan. They played to remove her passive scan when redeploying, whether she's using her ultimate or other environment tools.
This was intended to keep her in line with the Skirmisher class, which gave her and other players from the category a new ping passive for high-value loot. However, playtesters have now claimed that this feature was removed during later tests.
Playtesters are polarized on the issue. Some claim they noticed her passive being removed, while others said it was reinstated in a later playtest session.
Valkyrie has received numerous enhancements over the last year, but it was not enough to keep her on the sidelines. It's unsurprising to learn that another is coming her soon, especially considering the class changes.
Skirmishers should not be able to maintain their strongest recon capacities because this will become the specialty of Recon legends instead (Bloodhound, Seer, Vantage, and Crypto). Due to their class, survey beacons will get a boost.
Valkyrie's passive might be a significant stuttering to her performance. It's still unclear if it'll be included alongside season 16, and the developers might have removed it in order to fix a bug or find a compromise.
Valkyrie's changes may be limited to her final redeployment, for example. They'll certainly have an impact on the Apex meta.