Apex Legends: 3 Best Legends for Beginners


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Apex Legends: 3 Best Legends for Beginners

Apex Legends is a tactical first-person shooter that emphasizes team play and situational awareness to win fights. One of the most crucial aspects of team play is knowing what abilities to use and when. But what if you’re just starting out and are still getting used to these abilities? Which legend is easy to learn and doesn’t require a lot of practice to figure out?

Since Apex Legends relies so much on teamwork, you’re going to want someone who won’t bring the team down if their abilities are used incorrectly or not used at all. There is no worse feeling than being a burden on your team and causing them to lose a fight.

This is why in this article, we’ve picked the three best legends for beginners to get started right. We are going to be diving into why you should consider picking one of these legends if you are new to Apex Legends.

Let’s get started!

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Bloodhound: The Technological Tracker

Our choice for the best legend for beginners in Apex Legends is the legendary tracker Bloodhound!

A screenshot of the Bloodhound legend in Apex Legends
Image: Respawn Entertainment via HGG / Koby Gibson Ross

Bloodhound is a recon legend who prioritizes tracking down enemies and scanning POIs for vital information. They have been in the game since day one, and are one of the poster children of Apex Legends. If you’ve played the tutorial before, you’ve definitely met this enigmatic and fearsome hunter.

They are one of the most beloved legends in the game, and many pro-players have been regularly using them for many seasons. Don’t let that scare you away from using them, however. Regardless of your skill level in Apex Legends or shooters in general, any player can do well-playing Bloodhound with minimal experience.

Bloodhound’s Beginner-Friendly Abilities:

A screenshot of the Bloodhounds abilities in Apex Legends
Image: Respawn Entertainment via HGG / Koby Gibson Ross

Tracker (Passive): This ability makes it so enemy legends leave behind markers that indicate what they were doing and where they went within the last minute and a half. Once a Bloodhound finds a marker, they can ping it for all of their teammates to see. This is useful for finding enemy squads and tracking down fleeing enemies.

While this ability does require you to pay attention to your environment, it is not necessary to use it in order to win the game. I’ve played as Bloodhound hundreds of times and I’ve won games where I never once pinged a marker for my squadmates.

Eye of the Allfather (Tactical): This ability uses an advanced scanning device to search for enemies and traps within a 75-meter range. This will briefly reveal them for you and your squadmates, allowing you to get the drop on them. It also highlights any nearby markers left behind by enemy players. Just be warned, using it will alert any enemies that have been scanned to your presence.

Since this tactical scan’s a POI from where you are standing — instead of one direction like with Seer — it is very hard to use this ability incorrectly. The range is very large, so all you have to do is get closer to a building and press the button to activate it. You don’t really need any map awareness to use it properly.

Beast of the Hunt (Ultimate): Upon activation, Bloodhound will gain super speed and the ability to activate his tactical significantly more often. Enemies will also be highlighted in red and can be seen more easily, thanks to the environment turning black and white. This can be useful for aggressive players or those trying to outrun the ring or an enemy squad.

This ultimate ability is best for aggressive and experienced players. However, the fact that you can use your tactical more often with this activated means you don’t need to play aggressively to get some use out of this ability.

Recon (Class): Bloodhound’s class ability allows them to hack into survey beacons and reveal the location of the next ring. This is an ability you should be mindful of, as not scanning a nearby survey beacon could annoy your squadmates.

This is the only part about Bloodhound that new players may struggle with. Just be sure to keep an eye out for survey beacons when in battle royale. Typically your teammates will ping it if you do not activate it right away.

Why Is Bloodhound So Good for Beginners?

Since only six legends are available at the start, your options are somewhat limited. Bloodhound is unlocked by default and doesn’t require you to earn any in-game currencies or purchase premium currencies to play, making them a natural choice for beginners.

A screenshot of the Bloodhound in Apex legends, the best beginner legend
Image: Respawn Entertainment via HGG / Koby Gibson Ross

There are rarely any circumstances in which you’ll annoy your teammates by using Bloodhound’s abilities incorrectly (or not at all). Other legends have a more complicated kit that forces you to play a certain way to support your squad — Lifeline, Watson, and Rampart all have abilities that have to be used or placed particularly to avoid cornering your team. Bloodhound doesn’t!

Their abilities are easier to use, and more new players can figure them out with very little trial and error. Experienced Bloodhound players are certainly better than newbies, but you’re pretty set regardless of your experience level.

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Pathfinder: The Forward Scout

If you’ve got a friend who plays Bloodhound (or you simply don’t like their playstyle), you have other legends at your disposal! Our first honorable mention goes out to Pathfinder.

A screenshot of the Pathfinder legend in Apex Legends
Image: Respawn Entertainment via HGG / Koby Gibson Ross

Bloodhound’s Beginner-Friendly Abilities:

Insider Knowledge (Passive): When Pathfinder scans a survey beacon, their ultimate ability will immediately be charged up and ready to go. Additionally, the time it takes to charge up their ultimate will be reduced by ten seconds for each survey beacon he scans.

This passive ability is nice to have, but you do not need to be mindful of it. There’s no downside to scanning a survey beacon, so having a passive like this gives you one less thing to worry about.

Grappling Hook (Tactical): This fan-favorite ability allows Pathfinder to grapple onto almost any surface and swing around through the air! Another useful feature is that it can grapple other opponents, pulling them towards you.

This tactical takes a bit of skill to get used to, but it’s not that hard to get the basics down. Just know that you can only grapple if there is a blue circle on your reticle. You should also be careful about where you’re grappling to, so you don’t accidentally fall into a tight spot. Aside from that, the grappling hook is a good mobility-based ability that will hardly ever hinder your squadmates if you use it incorrectly.

Zipline Gun (Ultimate): This is one of the best toolsets in the game, as it allows you and your squad to move around the map with ease. The longest possible distance for a zipline is one hundred meters — more than enough to get out of a hairy situation!

The zipline is very easy to set up, and like the grappling hook can be learned quickly. If you are new, only put it down when traveling to another location with your squad or if one of your teammates tells you to.

Recon (Class): Like Bloodhound, Pathfinder is a recon legend. This means that his class ability is the same. He can scan survey beacons scattered around the map to reveal the location of the next ring. This is a great tool for better positioning and winning fights late-game! It allows you and your squad to stay one step ahead of the competition.

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Bangalore: The Professional Soldier

What if recon legends aren’t really your thing? What if you’ve played a lot of different shooters before, and you need someone that’s a little more suited for an offensive playstyle? Why don’t you take a look at our next honorable mention — Bangalore.

A screenshot of the Bangalore legend in Apex Legends
Image: Respawn Entertainment via HGG / Koby Gibson Ross

Double Time (Passive): This ability gives Bangalore a brief speed boost when getting shot at by an enemy team. This passive is not overpowered by any means, but it is still very useful when dodging enemy fire. It’s saved my neck more times than I could count.

If you’re new to the game, chances are you’ll be running away very often. This is where her passive comes in. It makes getting out of tough spots a whole lot easier.

Smoke Launcher (Tactical): Upon activation, Banglore will fire out a high-flying smoke canister that detonates on impact and sends out a small cluster of smoke bombs. This is useful when reviving squadmates or moving across an area out in the open.

This tactical ability is easy to use, and since there are two charges for it it isn’t very punishing if you mess it up the first time. Until you learn her kit more, be sure you only use it when you or a teammate is reviving or if you are traveling across an open field.

Rolling Thunder (Ultimate): Bangalore will toss a flare onto the ground that will call in a missile strike on that location. These missiles will crash into the ground before detonating after a few seconds, dealing massive damage and stunning any enemies caught in its path.

The ultimate ability takes a bit more practice to use correctly. I recommend you try this ability out in the firing range first so you can get an idea of its range and power.

N/A (Class): While Bangalore is classed as an assault legend, there is no class ability for this category as of yet. Until Respawn Entertainment decides to add one, players will just have to make do with the abilities already in her kit.

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A screenshot of the bloodhound the best legend for beginners
Image: Respawn Entertainment via HGG

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