Apex Legends Ballistic - Release date, lore, and more

Screenshot showing Apex Legends Ballistic
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Screenshot showing Apex Legends Ballistic
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The Apex Legends Ballistic legend is the latest character making their way to the hugely popular battle royale. What separates Apex Legends from its rivals is its extensive roster of characters to choose from. Each one has their own set of abilities and Ballistic is no different.

Ballistic is the 24th legend and arrives as part of the Season 17 update. As with all legends, Ballistic comes with The former champion of the Thunderdome was retired until another opportunity to compete came knocking.

Before we take a closer look at what Ballistic brings to the table, don't forget to check out our guides containing an Apex Legends tier list ranking the legends from best to worst and our weapon tier list showcasing the best guns to use.

Apex Legends Ballistic lore

Thanks to Encore, an instalment of Stories from The Outlands series, we learn a little more about August Brinkman. Ballistic was a former champion of the Thunderdome Games, a tournament similar to the Apex Games. We also learn several legends were fans of Ballistic while he was competing.

A news report claims Ballistic's son has managed to secure qualification for the Apex Games, much to the annoyance of the former champion.

Elsewhere, Encore sees Ballistic gaining access to Duardo's office, demanding he can participate in the Apex Games for a chance at redemption following the death of former squadmate and wife Sok Leng Phua. It seems Ballistic has a point to prove as he re-enters the action after several years out of the spotlight.

Apex Legends Ballistic abilities


The Whistler

The retired gunslinger's passive ability allows you to carry a third weapon in the sling. You can access it using your inventory if you want to use the additional weapon in combat. It's worth noting that the sling weapon can't have any attachments, so pick wisely.


The Whistler

Ballistic's tactical fires a bullet that locks onto a nearby opponent. Once it hits the target, it debuffs them, leaving them very easy to eliminate.


The Tempest

The ultimate for Ballistic is one that's great for supporting your squadmates. All nearby teammates earn faster reload speeds, extra movement speed, and unlimited ammunition.

In addition, you will get your hands on your sling weapon that's immediately upgraded to gold, giving you the best chance of winning the fight.

Apex Legends Ballistic release date

Ballistic makes his way to Apex Legends as part of the Season 17 update which launches on May 9.

There you have it, that's all we know about the Apex Legends Ballistic legend so far. For more, check out our Apex Legends page for all the latest news, leaks, and guides for Respawn Entertainment's battle royale.

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