Every Apex Legends character and their abilities

There are 21 so far, with more to come.

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Apex Legends rocketed in popularity quickly after its release in 2019 with players on Xbox One, PS4, and PC having one goal in mind: getting that precious battle royale victory.

Unlike most battle royale games, Apex asks players to choose a character to go into battle with. It’s similar to games like Overwatch with each character, called legends, having their own abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.

There are a set of free characters that players can choose from, while many more others can be purchased either with easy to earn in-game currency or your hard-earned cash.

Depending on your playstyle or preferred setup, there’s surely a character that works for you. Take a look at them all below to see which one stands out most.


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  • Passive: Tracker – See tracks left behind by foes.
  • Tactical: Eye of the Allfather – Briefly reveal hidden enemies, traps, and clues throughout structures near you.
  • Ultimate: Beast of the Hunter – Enhances senses, allowing you to move faster.


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  • Passive: Gun Shield – Aiming down sights deploys a gun shield that blocks incoming enemy fire.
  • Tactical: Dome of Protection – Throw down a dome shield that blocks all attacks for 15 seconds.
  • Ultimate: Defensive Bombardment – Call in a mortar strike on a marker position.


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  • Passive: Combat Medic – Revive knocked down teammates faster, healing items are used 25 percent faster.
  • Tactical: D.O.C. Heal Drone – Call down a drone that automatically heals nearby teammates over time.
  • Ultimate: Care Package – Call in a drop pod full of high-quality items.


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  • Passive: Voices from the Void – A voice will warn you when danger approaches.
  • Tactical: Into the Void – Warp and re position yourself without worrying about taking damage.
  • Ultimate: Dimensional Rift – Create a portal for 60 seconds between two locations. Usable by entire team.


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  • Passive: Insider Knowledge – Scan a survey beacon to reveal the ring’s next location.
  • Tactical: Grappling Hook – Grapple that can get you out of places quickly.
  • Ultimate: Zipline Gun – Create a zipline that anyone can use.


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  • Passive: Double Time – Taking fire while sprinting makes you move faster for a brief period of time.
  • Tactical: Smoke Launcher – Fire a high-velocity smoke canister from a launcher that creates a smoke wall.
  • Ultimate: Rolling Thunder – Call in an artillery strike that slowly moves across the landscape.


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  • Passive: Nox Vision – You can see enemies through gas.
  • Tactical: Nox Gas Trap – You can drop deadly gas canisters that explode when shot or triggered by enemies.
  • Ultimate: Nox Gas Grenade – Spawns a large area of deadly gas.


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  • Passive: Now You See Me… – Automatically drop a decoy and cloak for five seconds when knocked down.
  • Tactical: Psyche Out – Send out a decoy that runs across the map, confusing enemies.
  • Ultimate: Life of the Party – Deploy a team of decoys while you cloak to distract enemies.


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  • Passive: Swift Mend – While not taking damage, Octane restores health over time.
  • Tactical: Stim – Moves 30 percent faster for six seconds at the cost of some health.
  • Ultimate: Launch Pad – Deployable Jump Pad that catapults users through the air.

Wattson (Season 2)

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  • Passive: Spark of Genius – Ultimate Accelerants fully charge Wattson’s ultimate. Standing near Interception Pylons boosts Wattson’s tactical recharge rate.
  • Tactical: Perimeter Security – Create electrified fences by connecting nodes. Fences damage and slow enemies.
  • Ultimate: Interception Pylon – Place an electrified pylon that destroys incoming ordnance and repairs damaged shields. (Max: 1)

Crypto (Season 3)

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  • Passive: Neurolink – Crypto and his teammates see what his Surveillance Drone detects up to a 30m distance.
  • Tactical: Surveillance Drone – Deploy an aerial camera drone. 40 second cooldown if destroyed.
  • Ultimate: Drone EMP – Charge up an EMP from your drone. The blast deals 50 shield damage, slows players, and destroys traps.

Revenant (Season 4)

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  • Passive: Stalker – You crouch walk faster and can climb walls higher.
  • Tactical: Silence – Throw a device that deals damage and disables enemy abilities for 20 seconds.
  • Ultimate: Death Totem – Drop a totem that protects users from death. Instead of getting killed or downed, you will return to the totem. Armor is deactivated during death protection.

Loba (Season 5)

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  • Passive: Eye for Quality – Nearby epic and legendary loot can be seen through walls. The range is the same as Black Market Boutique.
  • Tactical: Burglar’s Best Friend – Teleport to hard-to-reach places or escape trouble quickly by throwing your jump drive bracelet.
  • Ultimate: Black Market Boutique – Place a nearby portable device that allows you to teleport nearby loot to your inventory. Each friendly enemy Legend can take up to two items.

Rampart (Season 6)

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  • Passive: Modded Loader – Increased magazine capacity and faster reloads when using LMGs and the Minigun.
  • Tactical: Amped Cover – Build a crouch-cover wall, which deploys a full-cover amped wall that blocks incoming shots and amps outgoing shots.
  • Ultimate: Emplaced Minigun “Sheila” – Place a mounted machine gun that anyone can use. High ammo capacity, long reload time.

Horizon (Season 7)

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  • Passive: Spacewalk – Increase air control and reduce fall impacts with Horizon’s custom spacesuit.
  • Tactical: Gravity Lift – Reverses the flow of gravity, lifting players upwards and boosting them outwards when they exit.
  • Ultimate: Black Hole – Deploy N.E.W.T. to create a micro black hole that pulls players in towards it, and hits them with a graviton blast at the end.

Fuse (Season 8)

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  • Passive: Grenadier – Stack an extra grenade per inventory slot. Fire grenades farther, faster, and more accurately.
  • Tactical: Knuckle Cluster – Launch a cluster bomb that continuously expels airburst explosives on impact.
  • Ultimate: The Motherlode – Launch a bombardment that encircles a target area in a wall of flame.

Valkyrie (Season 9)

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  • Passive: VTOL Jets – Use jetpack to fly. Fuel is limited but refills over time
  • Tactical: Missile Swarm – Fire a swarm of mini rockets that damage and disorient the enemy.
  • Ultimate: Skyward Dive – Launch into the air and sky dive. Allies can hook into take-off systems to join you.

Seer (Season 10)

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  • Passive: Heart Seeker – Hear and visualize the heartbeats of nearby enemies when aiming down sights.
  • Tactical: Focus of Attention – Seer summons his micro-drones to emit a delayed blast that goes through walls interrupting and revealing enemies.
  • Ultimate: Exhibit – Create a sphere of micro-drones that reveal the location of enemies moving quickly or firing their weapons within.

Ash (Season 11)

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  • Passive: Marked for Death – Ash’s map shows the location of recent deathboxes and marks surviving attackers.
  • Tactical: Arc Snare – Throw a spinning snare that damages and tethers the first enemy who gets too close.
  • Ultimate: Phase Breach – Tear open a one-way portal to a targeted location.

Mad Maggie (Season 12)

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  • Passive: Warlord’s Ire – Temporarily highlight enemies you’ve damaged, and move faster with a shotgun.
  • Tactical: Riot Drill – Fire a drill that burns enemies through obstacles.
  • Ultimate: Wrecking Ball – Throw a ball that releases speed-boosting pads and detonates near enemies.

Newcastle (Season 13)

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  • Passive: Retrieve the Wounded – Drag downed allies as you revive and protect them with your Revive Shield.
  • Tactical: Mobile Shield – Throw a controllable drone that creates a moving energy shield.
  • Ultimate: Castle Wall – Leap to an ally or target area and slam down, creating a fortified stronghold.