Here's what you need to know about each Legend.
Titanfall developer Respawn surprised fans when it simultaneously announced and released its latest game, Apex Legends. Now that it's March, the first big content drop is coming pretty soon via the upcoming battle pass. With it, a new character is more than likely to get added, which is bound to change up the current meta in some entertaining ways. With the game's player base having recently crossed 50 million, the game is certainly making quit the name for itself.
For the uninitiated, Apex Legends is free-to-play battle royale emphasized teamwork above anything else, pitting 20 teams of three players against one another on a giant map. There's also a focus on classes, with each character supporting their squad with an array of unique abilities.
Apex Legends has eight classes (known in the game as Legends) and each serves a particular role. Below you can find brief descriptions of each, as well as links out to our guides on how to play them. Click from the table of contents below to quickly get to the guide you want to read. We'll continue to expand this as more Legends are released--Respawn has already confirmed plans to add more playable characters, although their exact identities or the time table for which they'll be added has not been announced.
You can download Apex Legends from the Origin store on PC, and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 right now. We've also got plenty more guides, including things that Apex Legends doesn't tell you, a list of myths we've tested about how the game works, and a full rundown of the game's best guns.
Bangalore is your standard soldier class with a couple tricks up her sleeve. Her Passive ability is an increased sprint speed under fire, while her Tactical ability are smoke canisters that can thwart pursuing enemies. But if her smoke bombs can't stop a sudden enemy offensive, Bangalore's Ultimate ability is an artillery strike that can easily push back the assault.
Bloodhound is essentially the tracker class. Its Passive ability allows you to see where enemy players have been, while its Tactical ability pings the area to reveal tracks left behind by foes. And with the Bloodhound's Beast of the Hunt, your abilities are enhanced with increased movement speed and advanced environmental awareness.
Caustic is a defensive class that can assist squadmates with practical area-of-effect weapons. His Tactical ability allows you to deploy deadly gas traps that detonate upon proximity or when shot. All the while, Caustic's Passive ability allows you to see enemies through the gas. And if all this talk of gas wasn't enough, his Ultimate basically blankets a large area in more deadly poison.
Gibraltar is an ideal candidate for defensive players. His Passive ability is a riot shield that can deflect enemy fire, and his Tactical ability is a dome shield that lasts for 15 seconds after deployment. If your teammates are the type to get into trouble in a firefight, you'll want to use Gibraltar to protect them when cover is limited or if your team becomes sitting ducks. And when the going gets tough, you can support your squad with his Ultimate ability, Defensive Bombardment, which calls in a concentrated mortar strike on a marked position (warning: you can kill yourself with this, so watch out for that).
Lifeline is your prototypical medic class. Her Passive ability is a one-direction shield that deploys to revive a teammate, while her Tactical ability is a drone that automatically heals nearby allies. If those abilities aren't enough to get your squad in good shape, Lifeline has an Ultimate ability that spawns in a pod filled with high-quality gear.
Mirage is for those who love to toy with their foes. His Tactical ability allows you to drop a holographic decoy, while his Passive ability takes that same decoy and deploys it when you're knocked down by the enemy. If these decoys weren't enough to fool the opposing team, Mirage's Ultimate deploys a team of them to further confuse enemies while you remain cloaked.
Sometimes a squad's path to success is made possible by a solid recon player. Pathfinder handles that role in spades with abilities that provide advantageous intel. This optimistic robot's Passive ability reveals the next ring's location, and its zipline gun is handy for getting to out-of-reach locations. It can also assist allies with its Ultimate ability, which deploys a zipline that can be used by all squadmates.
Wraith is an agile offensive fighter with an intriguing roster of abilities. Her Passive ability tells you when enemies are lining up shots on you or your squad. While Wraith doesn't have the highest defense, she can get out of trouble pretty easily with her phase shifting Tactical ability, which makes you nearly invisible and invincible (even outside the circle) for a brief duration. Lastly, Wraith's Ultimate ability makes for a handy way to support squadmates, as you're given the ability to create a portal pathway for them to use.