Curious about the Legend’s pick rates? Join us as we take a look into some statistics and break down Apex Legends’ pick rates.

A new season means tons of new changes and hopefully with the changes, a shift in the legend pick rates. However, this season not much has changed: The top remain at their peak. However, with Season 13 lower picked legends like Seer and Caustic are starting to make a comeback.

Thanks to ApexLegendsStatus, we’ve been able to have a unofficial look into the pick rates of each legend at various ranks and game modes. The Apex Legends Dev team do not publish the complete statistics, but we are more than happy to use the 13.4 million player database of ApexLegendsStatus.

The current season 13 Apex Legends pick rates

  • Octane – 11.3%
  • Valkyrie – 10.2%
  • Wraith – 10.1%
  • Pathfinder – 9.4%
  • Bloodhound – 8.4%
  • Horizon – 6.2%
  • Lifeline – 5.1%
  • Bangalore – 4.7%
  • Ash – 4%
  • Fuse – 3.7%
  • Loba – 3.3%
  • Caustic – 3%
  • Mirage – 2.9%
  • Seer – 2.8%
  • Gibraltar – 2.5%
  • Rampart – 2.5%
  • Wattson – 2.3%
  • Newcastle – 2.2%
  • Revenant – 2.1%
  • Mad Maggie – 1.7%
  • Crypto – 1.7%

The usual suspects remain dominant in Apex Legends pick rates

It’s bittersweet that the top legends have been and still are: Octane, Valkyrie, Wraith, Pathfinder and Bloodhound. These legends are popular due to their high mobility, great kits or high individual skill ceiling. Even when new legends do come out, they typically have a week or two of popularity and the top regain their placements. However, Season 13 is not without its changes in pick rates.

Octane’s high octane gameplay gives him the number 1 spot

  • Aggressive Legend that can solo games
  • Regenerates HP while not in combat
  • Can reposition, initiate or escape with jump pad
  • He’s got some great voice lines

Octane has been in contention with Wraith for the number 1 spot throughout the past couple seasons. However, now in season 13, Octane has taken the number 1 spot. The season 13 legend pick rates show that he’s quite popular in lower ranked lobbies (anything under Platinum 4). The fun gameplay and high pick rate in Arenas have pushed Octane to be the most picked legend of season 13 currently at a whopping 11.2%.

Octane Season 13 - Pick Rates
Graph from Apex Legends Status

Valkyrie’s triumphant takeover

  • Highly mobile legend
  • Completely bypasses ring pressure
  • Has new heirloom and phenomenal cosmetics
  • Has aggressive tactical ability for both offense and defense

The placements have shifted with season 13 as Wraith’s top spot has been taken over by the high-flying Valkyrie. Maybe it is due to the new hype surrounding her new Heirloom or the fact that she completely shifts the meta.

Players specifically at higher ranks have been realizing the power of Valkyrie. She has become an integral member to any team composition. Valkyrie now reigns as the second most picked legend with a pick rate of 10.2%

Valkyrie’s pick rate since her addition to the game

The Queen Wraith has been dethroned

  • Highly mobile
  • Even higher skill ceiling
  • Phenomenal late game tools for repositioning or surviving ring damage
  • Instills fear into lobbies with specific skins

At the start of recent seasons, Wraith tends to drop off significantly in popularity but has no problem whatsoever making a comeback. This is quite evident in seasons 10 and 11 but now in season 13, she’s been on a slow decline in popularity. Wraith now sits as the 3rd most picked legend with a 10.1% pick rate which is nothing to scoff at. However, it seems like players have been leaning towards other legends in the newest season.

Apex Legends’ Wraith’ pick rate percentages since season 9

Upcoming and notable mentions

Horizon soaring to new heights: Most popular at high ranks

Our favorite high flying space researcher Horizon has been on quite the rise in season 13. Her pick rate has increased by a full percent from the end of season 12 to 6.3%. This new pick rate brings her to the overall 6th most picked legend.

Apex Legends’ Horizon’ pick rate percentages in each rank

Additionally, her popularity only comes from higher ranks, with Predator and masters ranks, she has a 17% pick rate. With a combination of fun movement abilities and an offensive (or sometimes defensive) Ultimate and the landscape of Stormpoint, Horizon is on her way to becoming a premier pick.

A new era of recon legends? Pick rates decrease

  • Bloodhound
  • Seer

When talking about Recon legends, one legend comes to mind: Bloodhound. They’ve made quite the name for themselves as being the best information gathering legend in the game.

However as of late, Bloodhound’s pick rate has been on a decline while his only competition, Seer has been on quite the rise. On a huge 20% pick rate increase, Seer is gaining a lot of traction in high ranked lobbies for being able to do what Bloodhound does better than Blood themselves. Seer now sits at a 2.8% and 14th overall most picked legend, while Bloodhound has dropped to the number 5 spot at 8.4%.

Bloodhound Pick Rates season 13
Apex Legends’ Bloodhound’s pick rate percentages since season 11
Seer Pick rates by rank in Season 13

Rampart’s surprising ramp up

If you asked any Titanfall 2 player if the “A-Wall” character would be popular in Apex Legends, without a doubt they would say yes.

However this isn’t the case. Rampart who can set up A-Walls or Amped cover hasn’t made the same splash as in Titanfall 2. But as of season 13, Rampart’s been gaining a lot of popularity with the buffs she’s received in the new season. Rampart has jumped to 3% at the start of the season and has been riding the high ever since. She now resides at a 2.5% pick rate and the overall 16th most picked legend.

Apex Legends’ Rampart’s pick rate percentages since season 9

The pick rates for these Legends are in a constant state of change. Different updates, events can mean different legends rise and wane in popularity.

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Noah is a senior psychology student at the University of Ottawa, studying to become an athletic therapist. After watching Valve's Free to Play documentary in 2014, he got hooked on Dota 2 and hasn't looked back since. When he's not crushing mid-lane on Puck he is racing through King's Canyon as Octane. Self-proclaimed trilingual expert. Firmly believes V for Vendetta is the best film of all time.