Apex Legends

Who are the most popular Apex Legends characters?

Published: 8/Apr/2019 18:17 Updated: 8/Apr/2019 19:02

by Eli Becht

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Some characters are more popular than others in Apex Legends, and here’s a look at which characters players pick the most as well as who they pick the least.

Apex Legends has gained a tremendous amount of players since its release in February and a large part of that’s due to the game’s fresh take on the genre.

Respawn Entertainment introduced characters with different abilities into the mix, which helped create more of a team-oriented battle royale experience.

Respawn EntertainmentNot all characters are popular in Apex Legends.

Apex Legends currently only features a Trios playlist which means team synergy is important to have. While players can get by without having synergy and just fragging out, it definitely helps to have Legends that compliment the others in a squad.

This means some of the characters, like Caustic, for example, is usually pretty low on a tier list since he doesn’t really bring a lot to a team outside of creating death rooms.

A website by the name of Play-Apex.net tracks the most played characters and the results are pretty close to what you’d expect them to be. 

Wraith stands alone at the top while Octane is in second. Octane’s placement could be due to him being a new character but he’s also pretty fun to play which is why he lands where he does on the list.

Respawn EntertainmentCaustic isn’t that popular in Apex Legends.

Who are the most popular Apex Legends characters?

Here’s how the list shakes out:

  1. Wraith (18.7%)
  2. Octane (16.8%)
  3. Lifeline (15.1%)
  4. Pathfinder (13.3%)
  5. Bangalore (12.8%)
  6. Bloodhound (7.8%)
  7. Mirage (6.2%)
  8. Caustic (4.9%)
  9. Gibraltar (4.3%)

As you can see by the popularity, the weaker characters in the game find themselves towards the bottom while the stronger ones are picked more.

The website tracks various other things in Apex Legends so it’s worth checking out if you want to know more about the game. It should be noted that not only is Wraith the most popular character in Apex, but she is also the one with the highest win rate at 19.8%. 

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Apex Legends Season 8 launch trailer reveals Fuse abilities and destroyed Kings Canyon

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:12

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have given a first look at the new Legend Fuse and his abilities in action, plus the obliteration of Kings Canyon, in the Apex Legends Season 8 Launch trailer.

Fuse, real name Walter Fitzroy is the eighth post-launch Legend to join the Apex games, bringing the total to 16 – double what the game had at launch.

As his name implies, his abilities are all about explosives, and he’s a blow-it-up-first, ask questions later, type character. Hailing from Salvo – a new planet we’ve only just found out about – he’s also bringing a new weapon with him, the 30-30 repeater.

The launch trailer, released on January 21, gives us our first look at two key parts of the upcoming season: Fuse’s ability kit, and the new-look Kings Canyon.

Season 8 Launch Trailer

 

Fuse abilities in Apex Legends

Although not completely explained, this trailer gives us a look at Fuse using his abilities, which he’ll have in the Apex games.

His ultimate, which was already teased in-game, sees him drop a mortar-like bomb, which then explodes into flames, damaging anyone nearby.

We can also see him launch grenades from his arm, which will be his tactical ability.

Fuse tactical ability
Respawn Entertainment
Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm.

Kings Canyon

Salvo’s unification with the Syndicate was meant to be a joyous occasion, but Fuse’s old friends are certainly not happy about – and decided to crash the party.

This has left Kings Canyon in ruins – ready for a new Season of massive map changes. Respawn have become experts at weaving the game’s lore into actual gameplay, and this is just another example of that.

In the trailer, it appears that Artillery and Slum Lakes have both been destroyed, but we may have to wait until the gameplay trailer to see the full extent of the damage.

Season 8 launches on consoles, PC, and possibly Nintendo Switch, on February 2.