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New Apex Legends stats reveal surprising pick rates for each character

Published: 29/Nov/2019 4:55

by Brad Norton

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Newly-released statistics highlight which Legends are picked most often in Respawn Entertainment’s popular Battle Royale title Apex Legends, and the results might come as a shock.

Apex Legends quickly jumped up the Battle Royale rankings after it’s surprise release in February of 2019 and ever since, a frequent influx of fresh content has been implemented to keep even the most dedicated players coming back.

Having launched with eight playable Legends in total, Respawn has added a new combatant with each subsequent season. Not all characters are on an equal playing field it seems however, as newly discovered data shows a shocking disparity in pick-rates across the board.

Respawn Entertainment - Apex LegendsThe pick-rates of Caustic, Lifeline, and Mirage might surprise you.

Highlighted in a post from Reddit user ‘thisnotfor,’ the pick-rates of each and every Legend were stacked up against one another and tracked from November 14 through until November 27

While both Caustic and Wattson are supposedly only picked 4.24% and 4.23% of the time respectively, it was Crypto who came in with the lowest utilization of all at a mere 3.56%.

The latest addition to the game, Crypto is a Recon Legend that was implemented on October 1. Evidently, the character that comes into battle with his trusty Surveillance Drone has failed to strike a chord with the masses.

Respawn Entertainment - Apex LegendsCrypto was introduced to the world of Apex Legends on October 1 with the Season 3 update.

Coming in with one of the lowest win-rates to boot at 5.88%, the Apex Legends community seemingly holds the opinion that despite being the newest character, Crypto is also the weakest in the game today.

Supporting this mentality, a recently conducted survey of dedicated players highlighted how a large majority wish for the Legend to be buffed in the near future. 68% of all those who were questioned outlined how Crypto’s Surveillance Drone was in-fact the weakest element of the character.

“I was so excited for him because I thought his drone was going to be a passive ability,” Reddit user WolfBrinkTV elaborated. “Nobody likes flying around enemies while their team has all the fun killing them. It’s extremely boring. He needs a rework.”

Conversely, the Legends with the highest overall pick-rate stand head and shoulders above the rest of the competition. Pathfinder comes in at a 21.01% pick-rate while Wraith leads the pack as the most widely utilized character in the battle royale title at 23.63%.

Similarly, in line with the community survey, Pathfinder was the Legend deemed most powerful with Wraith following close behind.

Surprisingly however, the statistics indicate that Gibraltar is actually the character with the highest win-rate overall at 8.51%, just edging out Lifeline at 8.45%. Wraith and Pathfinder sit at 7.54% and 7.13% respectively in third and fourth.

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Wraith is the single most prevalent character throughout all of Apex Legends.

The following is a full breakdown outlining the pick-rate of each Legend.

  1. Wraith – 23.63%
  2. Pathfinder – 21.01%
  3. Lifeline – 11.75%
  4. Bangalore – 8.41%
  5. Octane – 8.06%
  6. Bloodhound – 5.64%
  7. Gibraltar – 4.99%
  8. Mirage – 4.49%
  9. Caustic – 4.24%
  10. Wattson – 4.23%
  11. Crypto – 3.56%
Respawn Entertainment - Apex LegendsDespite being a relative newcomer to the battle royale title, Wattson is one of the least played characters overall.

With certain Legends outright more popular and evidently much more viable than others, there’s no denying that an overall balance patch is in-demand so that the lesser characters get their time in the spotlight. 

While Season 4 is still a few months away, perhaps the next major shakeup will come with the introduction of the next playable character in February 2020 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Apex Legends’ release.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.