|“||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|
Legends are playable characters in Apex Legends. Each Legend is a unique character with their own backstory, abilities, and playstyle. Most Legends need to be unlocked by using Legend Tokens or Apex Coins. A new Legend is released every season.
Legends are categorized into classes: Offensive, Defensive, Support, and Recon. These classes can have perks that apply for all Legends of that class. Currently, there is only 1 class with a perk: Legends of the Recon class can scan Survey Beacons to find the next location of the Ring.
Common Legend Abilities[edit | edit source]
Each Legend is defined by their unique tactical ability, passive ability, and ultimate ability. Each Legend also has one of three hitbox sizes: small, medium, or large (except Pathfinder who has a unique hitbox). Passive perks are used to accommodate for these differences.
However, the following are common to all Legends (unless modified by their abilities):
- Legends can sprint, jump, crouch, crouch walk, slide, and climb walls up to 5-6 meters tall.
- Using their jump kits, Legends can skydive from high altitudes and boost themselves along zip lines.
- Legends can equip two weapons of any type, as well as one of each kind of gear.
- Legends have 10 slots in their inventory that they can use to carry ammo, regen items, grenades, or spare attachments. Equipping Backpacks adds more slots.
- Legends can melee attack at any time. It has a short windup, but deals 30 damage and knocks enemies back a bit.
- When downed, Legends can still crawl slowly and defend themselves with a Knockdown Shield if they have one. Squad mates that are still up can revive them.
- If killed while downed, Legends drop a death box that contains all of the items they had, as well as a banner card that squad mates can use at a Respawn Beacon to bring them back.
- Legends can perform finishers on downed enemies, refueling their Body Shield and finishing off the target.
Offensive Legends[edit | edit source]
Offensive Legends have aggressive abilities that are useful in combat.
Defensive Legends[edit | edit source]
Defensive Legends can deny or fortify an area, making it safe for their squad.
Support Legends[edit | edit source]
Support Legends can aid their squad by providing healing or loot.
Recon Legends[edit | edit source]
Recon Legends can gather valuable intel, such as enemy whereabouts or the next ring location.
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Development[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Pathfinder was originally classified under Support. He was moved to Recon at the start of Season 4.
- Forge was announced as the Legend for Season 4, but it was a misdirect. Forge was killed by the true Season 4 Legend, Revenant, in "Up Close and Personal".
- Some Legends have an alternative descriptor on the official website.
- Most Legend hitboxes do not follow the Legends' models. In fact, in general, there are only three hitbox sizes: small (used by Low Profile Legends), large (used by Fortified Legends), and medium (used by everyone else). Legends within those categories have the exact same hitbox. Despite this, some Legends are still more difficult to hit due to having unique animations. For example, Wraith tucks her head in a lot during her sprint animation, making her harder to hit than other Low Profile Legends with the same hitbox as her.
- Pathfinder is the only exception to this. Originally, he had the large hitbox used by Legends like Gibraltar. This made little sense because his model is very thin so he would get by bullets that look like would miss him. His hitbox was tightened to better match his skinny model, but his win rate skyrocketed so much that he had to be given the Low Profile perk.
- After game designer Daniel Klein revealed this information on Reddit, some users were in disbelief. In response, Klein provided images of Bloodhound's hitbox and Bangalore's hitbox to prove that they are identical in size, debunking the popular belief that Bloodhound has a bigger hitbox than other mid-sized Legends.
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