Apex Legends hitboxes: Which characters are hardest to hit?

Connor Bennett

One Apex Legends fan has gone out of their way to give other players an accurate idea of the current hitboxes – following recent frustrations surrounding the differences with the current eight unique in-game characters.

Apex Legends has swept across the gaming world since its surprising release on February 4, with over 25 million players playing the title within the first two weeks of its launch – yet, the hit-boxes of characters have caused quite a stir among players recently. 

Despite all the praise, some fans are still having trouble getting to grips with the Legends and their different shapes and sizes – which affects what part of them will take damage depending on how they’ve been sized by the game’s developers.

Respawn Entertainment have already addressed concerns about the recent potential ‘broken hitboxes’ but YouTuber SookieSpy has now demonstrated the differences between each Legend and their hitbox size. 

Respawn EntertainmentEach player is different.

SookieSpy demonstrated just how he was able to draw up accurate representations of each legend by shooting around them from a distance to see what hit and what didn’t. It may have taken a few hours, but the YouTuber was able to give other players an accurate idea of what to target. 

However, the YouTuber also explained that a character’s hitbox can change based on the animation they’re in. The Legends have in-game idle animations for when they are, indeed, idle – where they may nod their head, fold or just move their arms anyway. The hitboxes change to cover the whole body in these moments.

He also explained that any sort of baggy clothing, hair or items hanging off the character isn’t a part of the hitboxes for most of them, but it is for some.

However, he didn’t reveal which Legends have different hitboxes for their items or their clothing but did state that players can’t shoot Caustic’s gas trap in hopes of finding an explosive kill.

SookieSpyAccurate hit-boxes for each Apex Legend.

Respawn properly addressed concerns about certain character hitboxes in the March 6 patch – which saw significant changes made to the popular Wingman and Mozambique weapons.

It was also announced in the patch notes that with the start of Apex Legends’ season one, the start date of which is still unknown, there will be hitbox size reductions and optimizations for Caustic, Pathfinder and Gibraltar. 

EAGibraltar is set for a huge hitbox overhaul with the start of season one.

Touching on the current hitbox problem for the legends, Respawn explained: “Our goal is to be able to have characters with different rig sizes, hitboxes and ability kits, and still have each character be roughly equal in power level, win rate and viability of pick.”

“Overall, we want to try to increase the power level of the large rig characters, before we consider large nerfs to everyone else,” they added. “While we’ve made small adjustments, we’re hopeful that increasing the power of large rigs is healthier than nerfing everyone else.”

While fans may not have a date for when the season one changes will be implemented, they can take solace in the fact that Respawn is listening to concerns and actively making changes based on that feedback.