Seer gets a massive nerf in Apex Legends patch 1.78

Olivia Richman • August 23, 17:52

It was rumored that Seer was “mega nerfed” before the legend was released in Season 10. But that wasn’t enough for Apex Legends developers, and now the new legend has been hit with another big nerf.

Seer was released on August 3 for Apex Legends Season 10. Since then, the Apex Legends community has been frustrated. Many players felt Seer was too powerful and lacked balance due to his tactical ability being able to override such actions as healing and reviving a teammate.

But the biggest issue was the combination of Seer’s passive and ultimate, both of which give valuable intel to the rest of his team. While aiming, Seer can see and hear the heartbeats of enemies with a 75-meter radius, even through walls. His ultimate, Exhibit, creates a large holographic bubble that highlights enemies who move through it. This is especially powerful in the final ring of the battle royale since the remaining space is so small.

On August 23, Respawn Entertainment finally addressed Seer’s incredible kit. All three of his abilities will see big changes.

Seer nerfs in 1.78 patch


Seer will have an increased wait time between sensor spikes for full HP targets, going from 1.25 seconds to 1.75 seconds. He will also have a reduced range beyond 75 meters and a reduced field of view.


Seer’s tactical will have an increased detonation delay, moving from 1.4 seconds to 1.6 seconds. Players that are hit with Focus of Attention will no longer be damaged or flashed. The screen shaking will also be reduced.


Seer’s ultimate saw a noticeable cooldown increase, going up from 90 seconds to 120 seconds. There is also a lowered volume on the audio, same as with the tactical ability.

And that wasn’t all that Respawn did to Seer in the most recent patch. Server errors and voice line volume were also addressed.

It’s not clear how the update will impact the Apex Legends meta just yet. Some people are frustrated with the nerf as they felt Seer balanced out the ability-heavy game. Other critics of the nerf felt that the tactical was nerfed too hard and that only the damage should have been removed, not the flash. But other players were pleased with the update, feeling that Respawn addressed what was an abundance of problems with its newest legend.

Either way, Seer’s style was most definitely not nerfed and is still OP.


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