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What is the best Apex Legends squad to secure wins with?

Published: 9/Apr/2019 14:27 Updated: 9/Apr/2019 14:55

by Connor Bennett

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Even though the game has been out for over two months, picking up a win in Apex Legends can still be difficult. However, is there really a set trio of characters that will guarantee a victory?

Since it’s surprise release on February 4, Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends title has become a fixture for battle royale players across the world – with over 50 million players dropping in for at least one game.

Some players are, obviously, more skilled than others and can rack up victories much easier. However, does it really matter which character you play as? Are you only in with a shot at becoming an Apex Champion if you have a Wraith in your trio?

RespawnApex Legends has a variety of characters – but is there a certain meta to securing a win?

Who is the best Apex Legend?

Well, using stats collected by Play-Apex.net, a website that tracks a wider variety of statistics for Apex Legends, the winningest Legends have been revealed and ranked from best to last.

Unsurprisingly, Wraith tops the charts with a 19.7% win ratio – just shy of the 20% mark – an incredibly high amount compared to other characters. The void goddess is followed by Pathfinder on 19.3%, and Bangalore sewing up the third spot with 18.1%.

The website also notes the popularity of Legends – with the most popular legends picking up a higher win ratio seemingly because they are used most often than other, not because they are overall better characters with more powerful abilities. 

Play-Apex.netA full breakdown of the characters and their win ratios.

How does Octane stack up?

The recently released Octane, who has one of the more entertaining abilities in-game with his Jump Pad, finds himself with a, perhaps, surprising ranking.

Since being released in Season One: Wild Frontier on March 19, Octane has quickly shot up the popularity charts and in turn, the win ratio of the Legend has also skyrocketed – sitting in fourth place behind Wraith, Pathfinder, and Bangalore – with an 18% win ratio and 16.6% usage rate.

In comparison, less popular but longer-standing Legends like Gibraltar and Caustic, who have 4.3% and 5% usage rates, don’t have the same chances to win as Octane, Wraith, or Pathfinder.

Do you have to use Wraith?

While it’s clear that any three combinations of Legends can lead to a win (no character has a 0% win ratio), being able to master the more popular characters is certainly going to help your chances.

Selecting a squad of the top three Legends – Wraith, Pathfinder, and Bangalore – isn’t going to matter if you don’t have the skills to outlast your opponents in Kings Canyon. 

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Who is Fuse in Apex Legends? Potential Season 8 Legend abilities leaked

Published: 7/Jan/2021 13:57

by Calum Patterson

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As with each season of Apex Legends, a new character is set to be introduced to the roster in Season 8, but who will it be? There are a handful of unreleased Legends that have been rumored for a long time now, and all signs point to one of them: Fuse.

Season 8 of Apex Legends is expected to drop around the 2-year anniversary of the game’s launch, back in February 2019. In early February 2021, the eighth season will arrive – a year on from when Revenant joined the Apex Games in Season 4.

The next Legend will have a lot of expectations to live up to, as the most recent new Legend, Horizon, released in the strongest state of any post-launch character.

Whether this new recruit will instantly become part of the meta remains to be seen, but their leaked abilities might give us some indication. Here’s everything we know about the rumored Season 8 Legend, Fuse.

Horizon in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Horizon instantly became part of the meta in Season 7.

Who is the Season 8 Legend?

Nothing has been confirmed by Respawn, yet, and likely won’t be until we get much closer to the release of the new Season. But, we can expect some teasers to start appearing on the map throughout January, as they’ve done for previous Legends.

However, if you don’t mind the surprise being spoiled, data miners have been digging through the game files to uncover new content added in the Fight Night update, which gives us an indication of the new character and their abilities.

This new Legend is called Fuse (in the game files at least), and the name ties into their leaked abilities.

What are Fuse’s abilities?

Leakers have found various files in-game that indicate Fuse’s abilities will be focused on explosives. The official names of these abilities could change, but this is what we know currently.

  • Tactical: Projectile Grenade
  • Ultimate: Firebomb

Sound files for the abilities were also found and leaked by Biast12.

Interestingly, these abilities seem to line up with a Legend concept that was first posted back in May 2019 on Reddit – with the name of the concept also called ‘Fuse’.

This concept by a fan was also called an ‘explosives expert’, so it seems possible that Respawn could have taken inspiration from this character idea. This is what the concept looked like (note this is a fan-made concept – not the official Fuse Legend).

Fuse concept in Apex Legends
Reddit: u/designty
This fan-made concept for a Legend called Fuse was very popular back in 2019.

It must be reiterated that nothing is confirmed yet. After all, Respawn previously tricked everyone with the release of Forge – who was then killed and replaced by Revenant. This was actually a deliberate ploy to throw off the data miners.

However, the last three Legends have all been correctly leaked ahead of their release, so we can put some faith in these files being accurate. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Other Season 8 leaks have revealed an Anniversary Collection Event is planned, which will bring back recolors of some of the best Legend skins.