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All Apex Legends hitbox sizes and how Revenant compares

Published: 11/Feb/2020 13:12 Updated: 11/Feb/2020 13:47

by David Purcell

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Respawn Entertainment’s set of Apex Legends characters all have different hitboxes, with some easier to hit than others, so let’s take a look at the size of each legend’s in Season 4. 

Revenant was welcomed into the roster of playable characters at the beginning of the season, following some really impressive trailers featuring the character’s backstory, leaving players wondering what his strengths and weaknesses are.

While an issue has already been discovered in-game regarding the legends’ ultimate ability, with the Death Totem having a larger hitbox than it should have and therefore being used as cover, let’s take a look at how the hitboxes of the fighters themselves actually stack up.

Who has the biggest hitbox in Apex Legends?

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Apex Legends hitboxes vary, depending on the size of each character and their perks.

For those who haven’t taken much interest in hitboxes in the past, the size of each character’s hitbox will essentially tell determine how many pixels there are to fire at. If one has a huge box and more surface area, they are obviously easier to hit with bullets and other equipment.

As for who has the biggest, let’s take a look at the sizes that we know of already.

Apex Legends character hitbox sizes

  • Bangalore – 44 square cm
  • Bloodhound – 37 square cm
  • Caustic – 68 square cm
  • Crypto – 44 square cm
  • Gibraltar – 79 square cm
  • Lifeline – 37 square cm
  • Octane – 38 square cm (approx)
  • Mirage – 44 square cm
  • Pathfinder – 63 square cm
  • Wattson – 37 square cm
  • Wraith – 33 square cm

Passive perks in Apex

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Some characters have Passive Perks to even out the size of their hitbox with other legends.

Those who main the likes of Gibraltar and Caustic might be looking at the statistics above thinking it’s unfair that their characters are easier to hit. However, Respawn introduced passive perks for some legends with smaller hitboxes – one of which is Low Profile.

Low Profile applies to Lifeline, Pathfinder, Wattson, Wraith and Revenant, meaning that these legends actually take a 5% increase in incoming damage from enemies. There’s another perk that was introduced in an attempt to balance things out further, too, and that’s called Fortified.

Fortified decreases incoming damage by 15%, meaning that those with larger hitboxes – Caustic and Gibraltar – aren’t significantly worse options in the grand scheme of things.

Revenant’s hitbox in Apex Legends

Revenant in Apex Legends
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How does Revenant’s hitbox stack up against its fellow legends in Apex?

Much of the hitbox information for Apex Legends has been the same for quite some time, although there’s one character that isn’t fully battle-tested just yet – and that’s Revenant.

Apex players might have run into some trouble with Revenant’s Death Totem already, which is a bug that looks set to be fixed up fast, but what do we know about the character’s hitbox?

While we don’t have a confirmed size just yet, in square centimeters like other legends, what we can make are observations and comparisons. Given the fact that Revenant has Stalker Passive and Low Profile, it’s fair to say that he probably has one of the smaller hitboxes in the game – meaning he’s difficult to hit. The Low Profile trait, however, also means Revenant takes slightly more damage per hit.

Revenants broken hitbox and he gets LOW PROFILE… from apexlegends

One Reddit user, iGnashtys, has already been experimenting with it, too, firing at the character in different areas of his body to see how difficult it is to hit. They actually describe the hitbox as “broken” in the caption of the video.

The demo shows that the character’s very slim legs and fast crouching makes Revenant particularly difficult to strike to the lower body, but enemies facing a Revenant would get more joy by aiming for his upper body and head – which is usually the target when looking to inflict high damage anyway.

Just like all of the other playable legends, there are pros and cons to selecting them. Some are easier to hit, others take more damage, but one thing is for certain – Revenant’s is one of the smallest hitboxes around.

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How to master Crypto in Apex Legends: Tips & Tricks

Published: 1/Dec/2020 13:20

by Alex Garton

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Crypto isn’t the most popular character in Apex Legends, but that’s only because most players don’t know how to use him properly. Here’s how to play as Crypto, the Surveillance Expert who specializes in scouting opponents and obtaining key information for your squad.

Crypto’s kit is unique and unlike any other Legend on the Apex roster. His ability to scout ahead and maintain an awareness of his surroundings can be an incredible tool in the right player’s hands.

However, when utilized poorly or at the wrong time, it can hinder you and your squadmates significantly. This is partly why Crypto has garnered a polarizing reputation among the Apex Legends community.

There’s no doubt Crypto can be a staple part of any squad, but he’s a much more cerebral character – less about flashy plays, and more about intelligent ones. Let’s check out his abilities and a few tips and tricks to help you master Crypto.

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Crypto’s kit revolves around his tactical ability ‘Surveillance Drone’.

How to use Crypto’s abilities best

Passive: Neurolink

Crypto’s passive is interconnected with his tactical Surveillance Drone. Enemies detected by the drone within 30 meters of Crypto are marked for you and your squadmates to see. This allows you to constantly maintain an awareness of your surroundings and potential threats.

Tactical: Surveillance Drone

Crypto’s kit is completely centered around his Surveillance Drone, so it’s imperative you know when and how to use it effectively. The ability allows Crypto to deploy an aerial drone that can scout the surrounding area. If the drone is destroyed, there is a 40-second cooldown before another device can be deployed. It’s key you’re utilizing the drone to scout the surrounding area for enemy squads and their exact position, Then, you can use that information to plan an organized push or make a quick escape.

Ultimate: Drone EMP

Drone EMP is Crypto’s ultimate ability and allows him to activate an EMP blast that deals shield damage, slows enemies, and disables traps. The position of the EMP can be controlled via his drone making it possible to use from a distance. This makes the ability incredibly effective before an orchestrated push with your team. After the EMP, an enemy squad should be sufficiently weakened, giving you and your teammates a huge advantage.

Crypto tips and tricks

Utilize the banners located across the map

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Crypto can use the banners located around the map to gain key information for his squad.

Crypto’s Surveillance Drone is incredibly useful for scouting enemy squads, even when you can’t see them. Flying your drone up to one of the digital banners will show you exactly how many enemy squads are in the area. This allows you to stay prepared and prevents an enemy squad from sneaking up on you. Make sure you keep your drone hovering in front of a banner so you can flick back and forth from drone view and keep tabs on any enemy squads in the area.

Crypto’s drone can collect squad banners

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Crypto’s drone makes him the best Legend for recovering player banners.

Crypto can collect fallen teammates’ banners with his Surveillance Drone. This means he has the most consistent and safest method of collecting player banners out of any Legend on Apex’s roster. It’s worth noting he can even use his drone to collect banners that are outside of the radius of the safe area, as his drone is not affected by ring damage.

Don’t overuse your drone

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Crypto’s drone can be an amazing tool but it can also be his downfall.

As useful as Crypto’s Surveillance Drone can be, it is also the reason why he has reputation for being an underwhelming Legend. When you’re inside drone view, you are isolating yourself from your squad with the positive being that you are providing information. A key skill for Crypto players is knowing when to leave drone view and assist in gunfights. It’s extremely easy to stay in your drone for too long, resulting in your squad being at a huge disadvantage. Remember, just because the drone is available doesn’t mean you always have to use it.

Deploy drones without entering drone view and reduce EMP radius

Here’s my two biggest tips on how to be a good Crypto. Lots of people say they’ve never seen a good Crypto but I think that’s because nobody knows how to use him! from r/apexlegends

These tips are courtesy of u/EhWhateverOk and showcase two simple Crypto tricks that a lot of players are unaware of.

By holding down the tactical button, players can deploy a drone without entering drone view. This allows Crypto’s to keep up with their team and avoid putting their squad at a disadvantage.

Finally, Crypto’s EMP ultimate has a spherical hit radius. This means if you fly the drone upwards, the hit radius of the EMP is reduced and will often prevent the ability from hitting you and your teammates.


Hopefully, this guide has helped you pick up the basics of Crypto and taught you a few tips and tricks that you might not have made use of. If you don’t play him often, or haven’t tried him in a while, it might be the perfect time to give him another shot.