Season 11, titled Escape, introduces the battle royale's fourth map Storm Point, a new legend called Ash, new map rotations for both Arenas and BR modes, the C.A.R. SMG, and a complete rework for Wattson.
Asides from huge Wattson changes, the rest of the balancing efforts in this patch are mostly focused on weapons, and other Legends were spared from modifications in Season 11, at least for now.
Nonetheless, a new season will always bring shifts in the meta, with or without balance changes, as there are many other factors that should be taken into consideration when picking a Legend, in this case, a brand new map, weapon, and Legend.
After all, there is a lot of weapon balance changes and that indirectly affects Legends and their playstyles.
With that being said, let's rank all the Legends in Apex Legends Season 11's battle royale mode.
Apex Legends Season 11 Escape Legends tier list
Before we start this tier list, there are two important factors to remember. First up, tier lists are not an exact science as there is a lot to take into account that's sometimes impossible to measure, such as your current rank, mechanical skill, personal preferences, and whether or not you communicate with your team.
Second, this tier list is specifically made for the battle royale mode and not the Arenas game mode.
Description of the tiers
We have opted for a standard five-tier system, S to D.
- S-Tier: You simply can't go wrong with these Legends.
- A-Tier: Solid all-around choice that will benefit your team more than other Legends.
- B-Tier: Serviceable Legends that can have an impact on a match if used correctly.
- C-Tier: Choices that won’t have a large impact on whether your team wins a match or not.
- D-Tier: Should only be picked if you need to complete a challenge.
Apex Legends Season 11 Legends tier list
- Ash: While still too early to reach any definitive conclusions, the new Legend has already proven to be a fierce hunter with her excellent mobility tools that allow her to locate and immobilize her opponents for a quick kill.
- Wraith: Wraith is considered the ultimate solo-queue Legend in Apex Legends and that remains true in Season 11 thanks to her kit which offers unparalleled mobility.
- Bloodhound: They say that knowledge is power, and Bloodhound will always know the exact position of your enemies thanks to his tracking skills, which is a massive advantage and the reason why we have him in our S-Tier.
- Gibraltar: The Legend that made Dr Disrespect cry, Gibby is a staple of Apex's competitive meta, and for good reason. One of the best "tank" Legends in the game whose Dome of Protection ultimate can win you matches with ease.
- Lifeline: Lifeline's rework in the Season 9 Legacy patch inherently changed how the character is played, and for many, it was considered an outright downgrade, but in the meantime, players have learned how to play this new Lifeline, which still offers a lot of versatility with her kit.
- Seer: Prior to a recent patch, Seer has been in his own Tier 0, as he was unbelievably strong, but after several nerfs, we think he fits right in our A-Tier.
- Octane: Octane is your usual high-risk high-reward character with his stims, but if you play aggressively alongside your team, you'll take a few squads by surprise, and if you are really skillfully with him, you will easily wreak havoc among unsuspected enemies.
- Horizon: Horizon has undergone a lot of changes in the past several seasons which have lowered her overall power level, thus pushing her to the bottom of our A-Tier, but she's still good enough if you are confident in your abilities to play her correctly.
- Loba: While many consider Loba to be one of the weakest characters, we think that she's severely underrated, mostly due to her black market Ultimate being perfect to gear up early in a match with its surprisingly low cooldown.
- Valkyrie: Introduced in Season 9, Valkyrie quickly fell out of favour once players figured out that her seemingly strong abilities are a bit lacklustre in practice. Her ultimate is still one of the best to get out of sticky situations, but at that point, why not just play Wraith?
- Caustic: The king of annoyance has proven to be a formidable threat following a few buffs the character has received in the previous season, pushing him to our B-Tier.
- Bangalore: Wrapping up our B-Tier is Bangalore, who can deny vision and is perfect to create chaos on the battlefield, but her passive ability does nothing for her unless she's taking damage (which you usually don't want), and her Ultimate is basically useless until late game.
- Rampart: Once considered broken, Rampart is now only good as a fun solo character. Unfortunately, her powerful but stationary turret is simply worthless due to the huge focus on mobility in Apex Legends.
- Crypto: You will need a proper squad to take full advantage of Crypto's EMPs, and that's something you rarely find in ranked. Even then, many of his abilities are hard to execute efficiently, giving little value in return.
- Revenant: For some reason, the developers decided to nerf the already not-so-good Revenant in Season 10, adding a movement penalty after being recalled to Death Totem and a visual cue that lets other players know when it's about to end. As expected, that resulted in his win rate plummeting, and that fall will continue in Season 11.
- Pathfinder: Another OG Legend that seems forgotten by the developers, Pathfinder's abilities are simply too ordinary. His Zipline gives your team a great way to move across the map, and his grappling hook can be a fun novelty, but overall, he's not as powerful as he used to be.
- Mirage: Sorry Mirage mains, but his holographic gimmicks are well known by Apex veterans and don't fool anyone. It's fun to play him casually but don't pick him if you want to win.
- Fuse: Even the Season 10 buffs didn't do any good for poor old Fuse, who is still sitting at the bottom of our tier list.
Finally, you might have noticed that Wattson is missing from our tier listed at the moment, which is intentional as we've temporarily removed her due to drastic changes introduced to the character at Season 11's launch. We still need to test and evaluate these modifications before deciding where the reworked Wattson belongs.
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