Apex Legends pick rates: Most popular Legends in Season 20

Calum Patterson
Pick rate in Apex Legends

With Apex Legends Season 20 being well underway, here’s the latest pick rate data so you can see who is dominating the battlefield. Here are the best characters by popularity this season according to pick rates.

This information is invaluable for players of all experience levels in Apex Legends, offering guidance when you’re looking to switch up your character roster.

Thankfully, there’s an easy way to see what Legends are being played the most in the game thanks to pick rate information. These numbers are pulled from a database of 25 million players, so while it doesn’t include the entire player base for the battle royale, it’s still a big sample size.

With us being on the tail end of Season 20, pick rates have settled for the current meta with some big shake-ups. Here’s a full list of the pick rates for each Legend in Apex.


An image of Wraith from Apex Legends
Pathfinder, Octane, and Wraith are always near the top of the charts.

Apex Legends Pick Rates in Season 20

Here are all of the current pick rates for each Legend as of April 5, 2024. Make sure to check back weekly as we’ll keep you updated as the percentages change and various pick rates continue to move up and down.

Character Pick Rate
#1 Mad Maggie 10.5%
#2 Pathfinder 8.5%
#3 Octane 8.3%
#4 Wraith 6.9%
#5 Lifeline 6.8%
#6 Bloodhound 6.1%
#7 Horizon 5.6%
#8 Conduit 5.4%
#9 Bangalore 5.3%
#10 Revenant 4.9%
#11 Fuse 4.5%
#12 Rampart 4.3%
#13 Loba 3.4%
#14 Mirage 2.8%
#15 Caustic 2.7%
#16 Ash 2.3%
#17 Valkyrie 2.1%
#18 Wattson 1.7%
#19 Ballistic 1.5%
#20 Vantage 1.4%
#21 Seer 1.2%
#22 Gibraltar 1.1%
#23 Crypto 1%
#24 Catalyst 0.9%
#25 Newcastle 0.9%

Pick rate data via ApexLegendsStatus.

The most used Legends in Apex Legends Season 20

Mad Maggie has massively grown in popularity, with her upgrades being a major game-changer for her entire kit. She can snowball matches hard and is a pubstomp machine, making her an appealing pick for players and the most picked legend in the game.

Octane and Pathfinder continue to sit up high, with Wraith and Lifeline trailing behind. Meanwhile, Horizon and Bangalore’s pick rates have dropped dramatically in comparison to earlier in the year.

It’s also worth noting that Conduit has stuck around as a meta mainstay, something newer Legends rarely do.

Most played Apex Legends characters

As previously stated, a higher pick rate doesn’t always equal a more effective Legend, but the current build of the game has seen the same few characters occupy the top spots for a while now.

Season 20 has seen a pretty big shake-up for the most popular legends. While mainstays like Wraith, Octane, and Pathfinder are still around, there’s a new queen in town.

Mad Maggie

an image of Mad Maggie in Apex Legends

Mad Maggie’s iron grip on the Apex Legends meta has unshakeable ever since upgrades were added, with her choices on the tree making her incredibly strong. Her level 2 upgrade allows her to either automatically reload shotguns on knockdown or turn her ult into a Thermite fireball. Her drill upgrades at level 3 are nice, but the level 2 power spike is what you’re here for.

If you’ve never tried Mad Maggie, now’s the time to give her a go.


Wraith Nemesis AR Apex Legends

Wraith was the face of the game back at launch, and it’s easy to see why. Her abilities have yet to be replaced or challenged, even by Ash, with her portal allowing for smooth and strategic rotations. Alongside her phase, you can take more risks and still retreat with your life intact.

Wraith hasn’t exactly stuck around when it comes to the pro meta, and the slew of nerfs that have hit her over the years since she dominated when Apex released have knocked her down a peg. However, she remains a popular and fun pick for most players.


Pathfinder OG skin Apex Legends

Pathfinder has slowly managed to reclaim his spot as the top mobility-based Legend in Apex Legends. Ever since Season 5, Respawn has continued to adjust Pathfinder’s abilities while also giving other Recons Legends like Bloodhound, Seer, Crypto, and Valkyrie his original ability to scan for upcoming ring locations.

Starting in Season 16, his speed on ziplines was doubled, and he can place his ultimate twice as far, which undoubtedly gave him another boost to his pick rate.

Additionally, while the friendly robot can no longer interact with Survey Beacons as he is now classified as a Skirmisher, he can instead see inside of incoming Care Packages to shorten his Ultimate’s cooldown.


Apex Legends Octane Tactical

Octane often finds himself in the top spot of the most picked Apex Legends characters. He is a consistently high-picked Legend in Apex despite the nerfs he’s received since the game’s release. His easy-to-use and highly effective abilities make for great solo play but also mean that he fits right in with team-based matches.

So, there you have it — the most-played Legends and their pick rates in Apex Legends Season 20. For more tips and tricks, make sure to check out our guides below:

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