Apex Legends pick rates: Most popular characters in Season 18

Apex Legends pick rates: Most popular characters in Season 18
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Alex Garton


19th Sep 2023 17:32

Apex Legends pick rates are an incredibly useful statistic as they showcase which characters fall into the current meta, and we've got all of the most popular Legends for Season 18. While popularity can be a helpful metric, it doesn't directly correlate with which Legend is strongest in the game.

The majority of the time, it's better to choose a character you're comfortable using and who fits your personal play style.

The data below is collected by Apex Legends Status and is based on the 17.8 million players in their API database. It's worth noting that these percentages do not measure the entire player base, but it's a big enough sample size to gather a general impression of overall Legend popularity.

September 19, 2023: Here are the current Apex Legends character pick rates as of September 19.

Apex Legends pick rates in Season 18

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Here are the Apex Legends pick rate rankings for every single character in Season 18. These stats are updated weekly and change regularly with every update.

  1. Octane - 9.3%
  2. Pathfinder - 8.6%
  3. Bangalore - 8.2%
  4. Revenant - 8.1%
  5. Wraith - 8.1%
  6. Horizon - 7.6%
  7. Bloodhound - 5.5%
  8. Lifeline - 5.2%
  9. Loba - 4.5%
  10. Fuse - 4.5%
  11. Catalyst - 4.4%
  12. Valkyrie - 3.2%
  13. Mad Maggie - 2.8%
  14. Ash - 2.6%
  15. Mirage - 2.6%
  16. Caustic - 2.2%
  17. Wattson - 2.1%
  18. Ballistic - 1.9%
  19. Vantage - 1.9%
  20. Rampart - 1.8%
  21. Gibraltar - 1.4%
  22. Newcastle - 1.3%
  23. Crypto - 1.2%
  24. Seer - 1.1%

Most popular Apex Legends characters

3. Bangalore

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Bangalore is making a huge splash in the Season 18 meta and that's reflected in her 8.2% pick rate that's planted her in the number three spot.

The Professional Solider's smoke Tactical is invaluable in gunfights, especially when paired with the Digital Threat optic.

Not only that, her Ultimate can heavily disrupt enemy squads in endgame circles, making it perfect to throw out before an aggressive push. Overall, she's a powerhouse in the current meta and could continue to climb up through the rankings.

2. Pathfinder

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With an unbelievably high pick rate of 8.6%, Pathfinder may be sat at number two behind Octane, but he's still immensely popular.

Although the Forward Scout has no abilities that deal damage, his Ultimate is an invaluable rotation tool, and his Tactical provides incredible mobility.

Not only that, Pathfinder is just extremely fun to play, and with such a high skill ceiling with his grapple, a huge portion of the community dedicates themselves to being a Forward Scout main.

1. Octane

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Octane has finally regained his spot at the top, knocking Revenant out of the top three after his rework. Maintaining an impressive 9.3% in Apex Legends, the king of mobility is once again back at the top of the pick rate charts.

His Stim Tactical and Launch Pad Ultimate are not only brilliant for aggressive plays, but they're also useful rotation tools when attempting to reach the final ring.

Now Season 18 is well underway, it'll be interesting to see whether Octane can retain his position at the top of the ladder.

Those are the Apex Legends pick rates for Season 18 and the most popular Legends in the current meta. For more on the battle royale, be sure to check out our Apex Legends homepage for all of the latest news and guides.

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