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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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Apex Legends Horizon actor reveals bizarre way she helped make Season 7

Published: 25/Nov/2020 14:48

by Jacob Hale

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The voice actor behind Apex Legends’ newest character, Horizon, has revealed the bizarre conditions in which she provided the voice, and it’s crazy to see where our favorite Scot came from.

Horizon was introduced to Apex Legends in Season 7, bringing a new set of abilities to the game, alongside new map Olympus.

The Gravitational Manipulator has been an instant hit with fans, so much so that we actually ranked her as one of the best legends in the game in our Season 7 tier list, behind only Wraith, Gibraltar and Bloodhound.

So, for such a fantastic character, Apex fans might expect a large-budget, Hollywood-esque production to get her voice lines and general character perfect… but that wasn’t the case.

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Horizon has been an instant hit in Apex Legends.

Season 7 launched on November 4, 2020, and after letting the dust settle a bit, Horizon voice actor Elle Newlands shared a brilliant video from when she was recording for the character.

Clearly excited, this is about as 2020 as it gets, as Newlands was confined to a tiny closet to get her work done.

“I had to capture this for posterity,” she started excitedly. “I just stepped out of my closet, it’s July 17, I’m in Los Angeles in a 2-foot by 3-foot closet where I have my little recording booth, and I just recorded facial recognition and voiceover for Season 7 of Apex Legends, and I’m the voice of Horizon… Aah!”

Clarifying that it was for the Season 7 trailer, Elle said she is “so excited” to be in the game, calling the fact that she’s doing it all from home “amazing.”

It goes without saying that it is amazing what Elle and the wider Respawn crew have managed to pull off, in her own words, to “keep the entertainment flowing” despite all the issues the world has been facing in 2020.

If this can be done in a 2x3ft closet in someone’s home, we can’t imagine the possibilities for characters in the future of Apex.