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Hm... Son, you think you've got what it takes? They call us Apex Legends. But not all Legends are heroes. Each fight for their own reasons. From the ashes of war, Legends are born. They are icons of strength, power. Outside the ring, they're champions. Inside, they're equals. But the goal remains the same, become an Apex Legend. I say it's a sport of survival. You ask me? It's simple, eh. They kill you, they're better. You kill them, you're better.
Kuben Blisk throughout the opening cinematic
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Legends are the playable characters of Apex Legends, each different from the other due to their abilities, playstyle, personality, and backstory. A new legend is typically introduced at the beginning of a Season.

Available Legends

Assault Class.svg Assault

Assault Legends are those with abilities useful in the middle of combat. Their class perk allows them to open the secret compartment in Weapon Supply Bins, which always contains attachments. They can also carry more ammo in a single inventory slot.

Skirmisher Class.svg Skirmisher

Skirmisher Legends are those with abilities that help to get in and out of fights with ease. Their class perk allows them to see the contents of a Care Package from a distance, and if the Care Package has already been looted, they can see what was taken from it.

Recon Class.svg Recon

Recon Legends are those with abilities for scouting and gathering enemy intel. Their class perk allows them to interact with Survey Beacons to reveal enemy positions on the minimap for 30 seconds.

Support Class.svg Support

Support Legends are those with abilities for protecting, reviving, or resupplying squadmates. Their class perk allows them to open the secret compartment in Extended Supply Bins, which always contains regen items or survival items. They also give their team the ability to use Replicators to craft Banner Card.svg Banner Cards for their eliminated squadmates.

Controller Class.svg Controller

Controller Legends are those with abilities that fortify a location or trap enemies. Their class perk allows them to interact with Ring Consoles to reveal where the Ring will shrink to next.

List of legends by release date

No. Legend Role Release date
01[1] Portrait Bloodhound square.png Bloodhound Recon Class.svg Recon 04 February 2019
02[1] Portrait Gibraltar square.png Gibraltar Support Class.svg Support
03[1] Portrait Lifeline square.png Lifeline Support Class.svg Support
04[1] Portrait Pathfinder square.png Pathfinder Skirmisher Class.svg Skirmisher
05[1] Portrait Wraith square.png Wraith Skirmisher Class.svg Skirmisher
06[1] Portrait Bangalore square.png Bangalore Assault Class.svg Assault
07[1] Portrait Caustic square.png Caustic Controller Class.svg Controller
08[1] Portrait Mirage square.png Mirage Support Class.svg Support
09 Portrait Octane square.png Octane Skirmisher Class.svg Skirmisher 19 March 2019
10 Portrait Wattson square.png Wattson Controller Class.svg Controller 02 July 2019
11 Portrait Crypto square.png Crypto Recon Class.svg Recon 01 October 2019
12 Portrait Revenant square.png Revenant Skirmisher Class.svg Skirmisher 04 February 2020
13 Portrait Loba square.png Loba Support Class.svg Support 12 May 2020
14 Portrait Rampart square.png Rampart Controller Class.svg Controller 18 August 2020
15 Portrait Horizon square.png Horizon Skirmisher Class.svg Skirmisher 04 November 2020
16 Portrait Fuse square.png Fuse Assault Class.svg Assault 02 February 2021
17 Portrait Valkyrie square.png Valkyrie Skirmisher Class.svg Skirmisher 04 May 2021
18 Portrait Seer square.png Seer Recon Class.svg Recon 03 August 2021
19 Portrait Ash square.png Ash Assault Class.svg Assault 02 November 2021
20 Portrait Mad Maggie square.png Mad Maggie Assault Class.svg Assault 08 February 2022
21 Portrait Newcastle square.png Newcastle Support Class.svg Support 10 May 2022
22 Portrait Vantage square.png Vantage Recon Class.svg Recon 09 August 2022
23 Portrait Catalyst square.png Catalyst Controller Class.svg Controller 01 November 2022
24 Portrait Ballistic square.png Ballistic Assault Class.svg Assault 09 May 2023
25 Portrait Conduit square.png Conduit Support Class.svg Support 31 October 2023
26 Portrait Alter square.png Alter Skirmisher Class.svg Skirmisher 07 May 2024

Common Abilities

Each Legend is defined by their unique Tactical ability, Passive ability, and Ultimate ability. However, the following are common to all Legends (unless modified by their abilities):

  • Legends can walk, sprint, jump, crouch, crouch walk, slide, mantle, and climb walls up to 5-6 meters tall.
  • Through the use of their jump kits, Legends can skydive from high altitudes, boost themselves along zip lines, and negate fall damage.
  • Legends can equip two weapons of any type, as well as one of each kind of gear.
  • Legends have 10 inventory slots that can be used to carry ammo, ordnance, regen items, and spare attachments. Equipping a Backpack lvl1.svg Backpack adds more slots.
  • Legends can perform melee attacks at any time. It has a short windup, but deals 30 damage and knocks enemies back.
  • When downed, Legends can still crawl slowly and defend themselves with a Knockdown Shield.svg Knockdown Shield if they have one. Squadmates that are still up can revive them.
    • Legends can perform Finishers on downed enemies, which completely refill their Body Shield.svg Body Shield while also killing the enemy.
  • In Battle Royale:
    • After dying, Legends drop their Death Box which contains all the items the Legends had. As well as their loot, Legends also drop their Respawn Banner, which allows their living squadmates to respawn the dead Legend by using a MapIcon Respawn Beacon.png Respawn Beacon, but it must be collected within a certain time limit, otherwise the Legend is out for good.
    • Each Legend is part of a class, which are categorized between Assault Class.svg Assault, Skirmisher Class.svg Skirmisher, Recon Class.svg Recon, Support Class.svg Support, and Controller Class.svg Controller. Each class has its own perk that applies only in Battle Royale.

Hitboxes

Gibraltar, Caustic, Newcastle, Revenant, and Pathfinder are "large" Legends. Wraith, Lifeline, and Wattson are "small" Legends. Everyone else is a "medium" Legend.

Legends come in three different sizes: large, medium, and small. Though each Legend's hitbox is a bit different, in general, Legends of the same size use the same hitbox "rig" in which their hitboxes are based off of.[2][3][4] This means that Caustic's hitbox is the same size as Gibraltar's,[3] Mirage's hitbox is the same size as Bangalore's, Octane's, Crypto's, etc.,[5][6] and Bloodhound has the same head hitbox as all the other medium Legends, despite their head looking bigger.[7][8][9][10][11] Because hitbox sizes significantly impact gameplay, Fortified.svg Fortified and Low Profile.svg Low Profile were added in an attempt to even the playing field.[3][12] In Season 9.svg Season 9, Low Profile was removed, causing the small Legends to receive boosts in win rate thanks to them being objectively smaller than other Legends with nothing to counteract it.[13][14] In response, efforts were made to bring hitboxes closer together.

Exceptions:[2][15]

  • Pathfinder and Revenant's hitboxes sit between the large and medium rigs, leaning towards large.[16][4]
    • Pathfinder was originally on the large rig (like Gibraltar and Caustic), but this made little sense with his skinny model.[17] In Season 1.svg Season 1, his hitbox was reduced to the point that it was skinnier than a medium Legend's;[18] however, this increased his win rate so much that he was given Low Profile.svg Low Profile.[17] In Season 7.svg Season 7, Pathfinder's hitbox was increased, and Low Profile was eventually removed.
    • Before being released, Revenant had the same skinny hitbox Pathfinder had (at the time), but it was adjusted to be bigger last minute. The developers were not aware of the last-minute hitbox change, which caused Revenant to be released with Low Profile even though his hitbox did not warrant it;[19] Low Profile was later removed. In the Genesis Icon.svg Genesis event, Revenant's hitbox was reduced.
  • All the small Legends—Wraith, Lifeline, and Wattson—have gotten their hitboxes increased to bring them closer to the medium Legends. They are still smaller than medium Legends, but they now sit in-between the medium rig and the old small rig.[20]

Even with the same hitbox, some Legends are still more difficult to hit due to having unique animations. For example, Wraith used to tucked her head in a lot during her sprint animation which made her harder to hit than other small Legends (back when they were all on the small rig).[3][21]

Videos

Trivia

  • It takes roughly 9-11 months to create a Legend. Pre-production, each Legend's design goes through many changes, but once the design is approved and finalized, the next nine months are spent getting the character out. By that point, quick and sudden changes to the design cannot be made.[22]
  • Pathfinder is the Legend who has changed class the most times. He was originally classified under Support Class.svg Support. He was later moved to Recon Class.svg Recon at the start of Season 4.svg Season 4, and once more to Skirmisher Class.svg Skirmisher at the start of Season 16.svg Season 16.
  • Forge was announced as the Legend for Season 4.svg Season 4, but it was a misdirect. Forge was killed by the true Season 4.svg Season 4 Legend, Revenant, in "Up Close and Personal".
  • Some Legends have an alternative descriptor on the official website.
    • Fuse is "Explosives Enthusiast" in the game and "Bombastic Explosives Expert" on the website.
    • Newcastle is "Mobile Guardian" in the game and "Heroic Defender" on the website.
    • Vantage is "Survivalist Sniper" in the game and "Sniper Savant" on the website.
  • Season 9 lore implies that the Legends also have additional duties for the Syndicate, such as search and rescue.
  • Up until Season 16.svg Season 16, a new Legend was introduced every Season.

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