Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 17 pick rates

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Apex Legends Season 17 has a ton of characters to choose from, all offering unique abilities and playstyles. We’ll go over the top Season 17 pick rates in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale so you know who the most popular Legends are.

Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its battle royale offering.

The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many popular streamers such as NICKMERCS and Dr Disrespect continuing to support the game, Apex has grown expeditiously.

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There are now a whopping 24 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. Season 17 brought new Legend Ballistic and some hefty Legend changes, so the pick rates have shifted yet again.

Apex Legends Season 17 pick rate ranked list

This is our complete list of every character in Apex Legends, and we’ve ranked them in order to let you know which are favored.

Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 17 ranked, as of May 26, 2023, according to Apex Legends Status:

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  1. Pathfinder – 11.5%
  2. Octane – 9.3%
  3. Wraith – 8.7%
  4. Ballistic – 7.5%
  5. Bangalore – 6.7%
  6. Bloodhound – 6.4%
  7. Loba – 6.1%
  8. Horizon – 5.5%
  9. Lifeline – 5.4%
  10. Valkyrie – 4%
  11. Fuse – 3%
  12. Ash – 2.8%
  13. Mad Maggie – 2.7%
  14. Mirage – 2.6%
  15. Caustic – 2.3%
  16. Catalyst – 2.2%
  17. Seer – 2.2%
  18. Wattson – 2%
  19. Vantage – 1.8%
  20. Rampart – 1.5%
  21. Revenant – 1.5%
  22. Crypto – 1.5%
  23. Gibraltar – 1.4%
  24. Newcastle – 1.1%

Most picked Legends in Apex Legends Season 17

5. Bangalore – 6.7%

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Bangalore’s pick rate slots them in the top five.

Bangalore lands in at number 5 with a 6.7% pick rate, maintaining a spot in the top 5. This Assault Legend is one of the best in the game due to her versatility, with her Tactical Smoke Grenades and Ultimate ability acting as both offensive and defensive options.

Bangalore’s passive also gives her a good boost in mobility, making her an extremely well-rounded Legend to pick up.

4. Ballistic – 7.5%

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Ballistic sits at number four.

The brand-new Apex Legends character, Ballistic, has snatched the number four spot in his debut season with 7.5%. This character is a strong Assault pick, as his kit is effective at giving him and his teammates the edge in a gunfight.

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While he’s come in strong, it’s likely that his pick rate is overreaching at the moment due to being the new Legend, so once things settle down we’ll see a more accurate depiction of his true pick rate later on in the season.

3. Wraith – 8.7%

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Wraith stands as the third most popular Legend.

Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she has taken the number three spot with an 8.7% pick rate in Season 17.

Wraith’s stand-out features are her ability to get out of trouble very quickly – teammates included. Her abilities allow her to sense danger, become temporarily invulnerable, and create portals to escape predicaments. It’s easy to see why Wraith is one of the most popular picks in Apex Legends Season 17.

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2. Octane – 9.3%

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Octane drops to number two.

With a 9.3% pick rate, the speed demon Octane has taken the number two spot in Season 17.

Aside from his amusing quips, he is the perfect balance of offense and defense. Despite being regarded as an offensive Legend, Octane can greatly increase his sprint speed which is useful for both attacking and running away.

But most Octane users thrive on his Launch Pad Ultimate which can send him, and friendly players, high up into the air.

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1. Pathfinder – 11.5% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 17

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Pathfinder swings his way to the number one spot.

Pathfinder has consistently been one of Apex Legends’ top five picks and is currently sitting at the top with an 11.5% pick rate.

As a Skirmisher class, Pathfinder simply excels in movements and traversing the game’s various maps. His Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun are simply invaluable assets that will help any team in a pinch – either because of the circle or a third-party situation.

He consistently manages to stay in the top 5 as a result, but it’ll be interesting to see how long Pathfinder retains the title of most picked Legend.

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That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 17. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, altering the game’s meta, and subsequently, Legend pick rates.

We’ll be sure to keep this updated regularly so you can stay on top of the in picks and don’t forget to check out some of our other guides below:

Will Arenas return to Apex Legends? | When is cross-progression coming to Apex Legends? | How to get Legend Tokens in Apex Legends | Best Legends in Apex Legends | All Apex Legends voice actors | Apex Legends current pick rates | Best audio settings for Apex Legends | Best guns in Apex Legends | How to check your Apex Legends stats | Best PC settings for Apex Legends Season 17

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