It is always interesting to see which legends are played the most, and the least, in Apex Legends. Legend pick rates tend to deviate a bit from Apex Legends character tier lists, with many players finding a good groove with one or two characters over the rest.
The data in this article is taken from TRN's Apex Legends Status website and is based on over eight million users in their API database. It is by no means an authoritative source of information, but without fully transparent stats from Respawn Entertainment, it is a good enough gauge of legend popularity.
Without further ado, in this guide, we share the legend pick rate in Apex Legends.
The 5 Least Picked Legends
The bottom five Legends have pretty dismal pick rates, and are all fairly close in their percentages:
Crypto - 1.6%
Crypto is a very situational character, and can be extremely useful in some cases. In many other cases, he is fairly useless. While he certainly has his fans, it seems the overall player base of Apex Legends does not care much for the hacker.
Rampart - 1.7%
Poor Rampart has seen little use in Apex Legends. The Legend routinely finds herself at the bottom of tier lists. We thought that may change in Season 10 with the developers hinting at "spicy" buffs coming her way, but sadly, it wasn't enough.
Seer was introduced in Season 10 of Apex Legends, and saw a lot of players arguing about how broken the character is or suggesting that he is overpowered. With Seer arguably being overpowered, you'd think more players may pick him, but it seems that most players altogether just can't be bothered with him.
Revenant may seem like a powerful legend, however, he clearly doesn't have enough for players to be picking him regularly. His abilities are great on paper, yet they can typically do more damage to Revenant than enemy squads at times.
Wattson - 3%
Wattson has had a rough go of as of late, with an unintentional nerf basically rendering her fences useless. Even with working fences, the Legend feels a bit underpowered to many. Without any sort of speed boost or a means of quickly escaping combat, players seem to feel less inclined to play as Wattson.
The 5 Most Picked Legends
The pick rates for the top 5 Legends in Apex Legends are not as tight at the bottom 5. Still, there is a fairly large gap between the top 5 and the rest of the legends, with clear favourites that will not surprise many players.
It is hard not to like Octane. He is frantic, easily distracted, and incredibly fast. He also heals slowly over time, meaning players can flank opponents and then hide, recharging their shields while their health slowly takes care of itself. Add in jump pads that can give a squad a huge advantage over others, and it is no wonder Octane is currently the number one picked Legend.
Pathfinder - 9.4%
Pathfinder has been a solid choice since the inception of Apex Legends. A highly mobile character that has undergone a series of excellent balance changes throughout his history, Pathfinder has hit a sweet spot with Apex Legends fans.
Apex Legends is a game of inches, and knowing where other players are is critical information for a squad to have. Bloodhound's abilities make them the perfect recon agent, following footprints and scanning for foes.
Their Beast of the Hunt ultimate takes everything that makes Bloodhound great and multiplies it by a good factor, keeping them popular with players.
Even with a series of nerfs, Wraith is still a popular choice among Apex Legends players. Her abilities work well both offensively and defensively, and her Voices from the Void is one of the most valuable passives in the game.
Valkyrie once sat in the middle of pick rates, but now she reigns in at the top five and has done so for a while. Her ultimate is arguably one of the most resourceful abilities, and the character remains good at any rank. With a good aim, she is incredibly accurate too.
The rest of the Legends fall in the middle, though the numbers have some pretty drastic changes as fans get further down the list.
Here are the rest of the pick rates for the end of June:
- Ash 6.5%
- Lifeline 5.1%
- Bangalore 5.1%
- Horizon 4.3%
- Loba 4%
- Caustic 3.8%
- Fuse 3.8%
- Gibraltar 3.4%
- Mirage 3.2%
It is pretty plain to see the top 5 picked legends are chosen a lot more than any other Legend in the game.
No matter what a tier list says, players should always choose characters that work the best for their play style. Just because a Legend is considered better, or more popular, does not mean they will perform well for players that do not vibe with them. For more Apex Legends content, check out our guide to the best landing spots, and how to play the character, Ash, introduced in Season 11.
This article was updated on 23rd December 2021 by Kelsey Raynor.