Apex Legends pick rates: Most popular Legends in Season 15

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Apex Legends pick rates are going through some interesting changes in Season 15, so without further ado, here are all of the details and the latest pick rate numbers right here for the newest Apex season.

This pick rate information is based on a database of over 13 million Apex Legends players, and while this isn’t the total player base, it’s a very good sample size. These stats don’t indicate who is ‘the best‘ overall, instead, they highlight which Legends are currently most popular to pick.

Apex Legends Season 15 is now well underway and after topping charts in the first few weeks of Eclipse, Catalyst has slipped down the rankings as expected, leaving a set of familiar faces to retake the top spots.

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So here is all the data you need to know regarding Apex Legends Season 15’s pick rates, including who’s the most popular now, and any sneaky surprises, too.

Updated January 19, 2023, with up-to-date pick rate data.


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Wraith, Octane, and Pathfinder are always near the top of the charts.

Apex Legends Pick Rates in Season 15

Here are all of the current pick rates for each Legend as of January 19, 2023. 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 Octane 11.4%
#2 Wraith 10%
#3 Pathfinder 9.8%
#4 Bloodhound 8.2%
#5 Horizon 7.2%
#6 Bangalore 5.6%
#7 Valkyrie 5.1%
#8 Lifeline 4.9%
#9 Seer 4.7%
#10 Loba 3.6%
#11 Fuse 3.5%
#12 Mirage 2.8%
#13 Vantage 2.7%
#14 Ash 2.7%
#15 Wattson 2.6%
#16 Catalyst 2.4%
#17 Caustic 2.4%
#18 Mad Maggie 2.2%
#19 Revenant 2.1%
#20 Gibraltar 1.9%
#21 Rampart 1.7%
#22 Crypto 1.4%
#23 Newcastle 1.3%

This information was obtained via ApexLegendsStatus.

The most used Legends in Apex Legends Season 15

Catalyst’s disruption of the top spots is finally over now Season 15 is well underway, with the Defensive Conjurer dropping to 16th (2.4%) in the overall rankings.

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As expected Octane, Wraith, and Pathfinder are once again battling for the title of most popular legend in Apex, but the High-Speed Daredevil is well ahead of the pack at the moment with an 11.4% pick rate.

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It’s fascinating to see how various buffs and nerfs have affected the game’s pick rates.

As there were no Legend balance changes in Season 15, it makes sense that the mid and lower-ranking legends have remained in the same position.

Rampart is still struggling and down to 21st (1.7%) and is only slightly above Crypto at 22nd (1.4%) and Newcastle in 23rd (1.3%) – a Legend who continually holds up the pick rate percentages.

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.

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Here are the most-played Legends in Apex Legends Season 15.

Horizon – 7.2%

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Horizon has a 7.8% pick rate in Season 15.

It’s no surprise to see Horizon so far up the list with the huge amount of mobility she has in the Outlands. The Gravitational Manipulator is valuable to any squad and in the right players’ hands, can cause havoc for enemy squads with her verticality.

Not only that, it’s her Ultimate ability that really takes her kit to the next level. Capable of wiping out opponents in an instant and ideal for aggressive pushes, the Black Hole can be lethal when paired with throwables.

With a 7.2% pick rate, we can expect to see Horizon sticking around in the top spots unless Respawn decides she needs a nerf in the near future.

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Bloodhound – 8.2%

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Bloodhound’s scans make them the best recon Legend in Apex.

While Seer may have taken the title of ‘Best Recon Legend’ early on in Season 10, that time was short-lived. Bloodhound is an irreplaceable Legend thanks to their Eye of the Allfather tactical ability, which offers unparalleled tracking and information for any team. This is a huge reason why Bloodhound boasts a healthy 8.2% pick rate in Apex Season 15.

Not only that but ‘Beast of the Hunt’ is an excellent traversal technique, especially if you need to escape the storm.

Pathfinder – 9.8%

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Pathfinder’s grapple can get you out of sticky situations in no time

Despite being nowhere as effective as he was back in his prime, Pathfinder still manages to be the top mobility-based Legend in Apex Legends with a 9.8% pick rate. Ever since Season 5, Respawn has continued to adjust Pathfinder’s abilities, while also giving other recons (Bloodhound, Seer, Crypto & Valkyrie) his original ability to scan for upcoming ring locations.

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While these events have lessened his overall effectiveness, he still manages to be one of the highest-picked characters in Apex — thanks to his maneuverability skills.

Wraith – 10%

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Wraith has been the most consistent Legend in all of Apex.

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, with her portal allowing for smooth and strategic rotations. Alongside her phase, you can take more risks and still retreat with your life intact.

She has had some tinkering done, like the removal of the Low Profile attribute back in Season 9, but she remains as deadly as ever in the current state of the game. No evidence is as clear and obvious to this as her 10% pick rate.

This currently leaves her as one of the most picked Legends in Respawn’s battle royale.

Octane – 11.4%

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Don’t be afraid to use Octane’s Launch Pad as a means of retreat

Octane 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.

He boasts a whopping 11.4% pick rate percentage and is currently at the number one spot.


So, there you have it – the most-played Legends and their pick rates in Apex Legends Season 15.

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