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With several playable characters split among four roles, Apex Legends can provide players with a diverse array of gameplay experiences. Whether they are looking to excel with an Offensive, Defensive, Recon or Support Legend, players will encounter unique characters with their own special abilities.

Still, not all Legends are equally as valuable. Certain characters’ strengths allow them to rise above the rest of the crowd. Meanwhile, certain Legends get more use at different levels of play. Here’s everything to know about Apex Legends character pick rates and the most popular characters in Apex Legends.

All Apex Legends character pick rates

Wraith, who is the most popular character in Apex Legends.
Across all players, Wraith is one of the most popular legends. | Provided by Respawn Entertainment

As of December 2022, there are 23 playable characters available in Apex Legends. According to Apex Legends Status, Pathfinder has the highest of the character pick rates when considering players of all ranks. Of course, the overall pick rate for each Legend varies a good bit from rank to rank.

Naturally, specific pick rates are always changing. As a result, the numbers listed below should be viewed as a one-time snapshot that can still provide information about general pick rates. Here are the overall pick rates for every playable character currently in the game:

  • Pathfinder – 14.6%
  • Wraith – 11.6%
  • Octane – 9.2%
  • Bangalore – 8.2%
  • Horizon – 7.1%
  • Bloodhound – 6.4%
  • Valkyrie – 5%
  • Lifeline – 4.6%
  • Loba – 4.4%
  • Ash / Mad Maggie – 3.8%
  • Seer – 3.3%
  • Catalyst – 3.2%
  • Fuse – 2.1%
  • Mirage – 2%
  • Wattson – 1.8%
  • Caustic – 1.6%
  • Crypto – 1.5%
  • Vantage – 1.3%
  • Rampart / Revenant – 1.2%
  • Gibraltar – 1.1%
  • Newcastle – 1%

Most popular legends in Apex

Horizon in Apex Legends
Horizon sees significantly more usage among high-level players. | Provided by Respawn Entertainment

When taking all players into account, the top three characters — Wraith, Pathfinder and Octane — make up more than a quarter of all character picks. Because of their high pick rates, these three join Horizon, Bloodhound and Bangalore in making up more than half of all character picks in Apex Legends.

Pathfinder takes the gold overall, while Wraith is the most popular choice among players with “TTV” in their in-game names. Nevertheless, the most popular Legend is not the same among all groups of players. Here is the most popular character and their pick rate for each rank in Apex Legends:

  • Rookie / Unranked – Bloodhound (12.3%)
  • Bronze – Octane (12.4%)
  • Silver – Octane (12.4%)
  • Gold – Pathfinder (11.6%)
  • Platinum – Pathfinder (13.4%)
  • Diamond – Pathfinder (16.1%)
  • Master / Apex Predator – Pathfinder (19.9%)

As this data set shows, Octane is the most popular character among lower-ranked players. However, he trends downward at higher levels of play, only being the fifth most popular Legend for Master and Apex Predator players. Meanwhile, Pathfinder is quite dominant at the top level. While Pathfinder is slightly less popular among unranked players, the character still has the highest overall pick rate.

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