Apex Legends

Most popular Legends in Apex Legends Season 5 revealed

Published: 31/May/2020 10:59 Updated: 31/May/2020 11:53

by Connor Bennett

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New Apex Legends stats have revealed the most popular Legends to use in season five – and it is fair to say that Loba hasn’t quite shaken up the meta just yet.

With the start of any new Apex Legends season, Respawn Entertainment has the chance to make some sweeping changes. The devs usually add a new legend as well as nerfs and buffs for the other characters that have been around for a while.

Even though long time players have built up their favorite legends to use, when a new character drop, they usually see a bump in usage as everyone wants to get to grips with them. However, it appears as if Loba hasn’t yet broken through as one of the top-picked legends in-game.

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Loba hasn’t quite become the most used legend in Apex.

According to stats from DreamTeam.gg, Wraith is still the most popular legend to use in season five across PC, Xbox, and PlayStation. Pathfinder and Lifeline come in second and third place with 10.56% and 8.73% usage rates respectively.

As for the other end of the scale, Revenant, who was introduced back in season four, ranks as the least used hero. The synthetic nightmare has a measly 2.63% usage rate – meaning it is pretty rare to see him running around either Kings Canyon or World’s Edge. 

Most played Legends in Apex Legends

Legend pick rate in Apex Legends
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Legend pick rate between February 17 and May 18, 2020. PC Only.
  1. Wraith: 31.95%
  2. Pathfinder: 10.56%
  3. Lifeline: 8.73%
  4. Caustic: 7.44%
  5. Bangalore: 7.22%
  6. Bloodhound: 6.41%
  7. Octane: 6.40%
  8. Mirage: 6.28%
  9. Wattson: 5.52%
  10. Gibraltar: 3.73%
  11. Crypto: 2.94%
  12. Revenant: 2.63%

Figures correct for week beginning May 18, 2020. PC only.

Pathfinder has taken the biggest drop, falling from 22% before Season 5, to just 10%, because of the nerf to his grapple. Mirage meanwhile has seen a 3x increase, from under 2% to over 6% in the new Season.

Where is Loba?

Pick rate stats have not been provided for Loba yet, but according to stats produced by Apex Tracker, the new legend apparently fits right in with the least played characters – ranking just above Crypto in their findings at 4.2%.

Despite receiving a pretty significant buff, Mirage still hasn’t broken into the most played legends. According to Apex Tracker, his 5.2% usage rate is fourth-worst, though on DreamTeam, he moves up a spot and has a 6.28% usage rate on PC. It’s still a marked improvement from where he was before though. 

Obviously, these rankings don’t represent the most powerful legends in-game – but purely the most popular ones up to now in season five.

As ever, even if your favorite legend isn’t as popular as other if you’re comfortable with playing as them then you’re pretty much set. Unless they receive some sort of nerf in the coming weeks, that is.

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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.