Apex Legends (opens in new tab) developer Respawn has revealed which Legends continue to dominate the roster as we settle into season 7, and while the top spot is unlikely to shock fans, others in the top five just might surprise you.
After asking players to correctly guess, in order, which top five Legends are played more than any other, Respawn came back a few hours later to confirm that the five most preferred Legends are Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and Lifeline.
For me, it's Octane that's the most surprising addition here. But while he doesn't boast a particularly impressive win rate, his unique perks may make him more fun to play as, according (opens in new tab) to Respawn's Daniel Klein. Klein also hinted that more players are jumping from the dropship as Loba following her recent - and sorely-needed - buff (thanks DBLTAP (opens in new tab)).
The correct order is:1. Wraith2. Bloodhound3. Horizon4. Octane5. Lifeline pic.twitter.com/fhDYoXQBUwNovember 27, 2020
Respawn Entertainment recently hinted that it has big plans for Apex Legends, suggesting we're "probably going to see the shooter becoming more than just a battle royale game" (opens in new tab).
“Right now we’re a battle royale game,” Apex Legends' game director, Chad Grenier, recently teased. “I think if you look into the future, we have a lot of conversations of, you know, should we expand beyond battle royale? We have this roster of legends that people love – how else can we use them?
“I think looking into the future, you’re probably going to see the game becoming more than just a battle royale game. You see we have all these [limited time modes] and other ways to play. I think that’s a great starting point.”
"Apex Legends season 7 Ascension isn't just introducing a new map, a new legend, and a new mode of transportation – it feels bigger than that," we said in our Apex Legends season 7 hands-on preview (opens in new tab). "The changes arriving this season are more all-encompassing than just newness, they feel more daring, and more willing to shift the meta or just completely throw it out in favour of a shiny new one. Naturally, these changes are more likely to be polarizing, but that's what you came here for."
For our pick of the most elite characters, Apex Legends currently has to offer, head over to our best Apex Legends characters (opens in new tab) guide.