In Apex Legends season 7, Respawn made some subtle changes to the meta. And everyone’s favorite Robot MRVN finally got some love in this season.
Last season Respawn shifted the whole Apex Legends meta in a new direction by buffing all the recon class characters. As a result, legends like Bloodhound and Crypto dominated both the casual and competitive lobbies.
The big highlight of season 7 is new changes made to Pathfinder. While in the previous season Respawn made some questionable design choices regarding Pathfinder that caused a lot of diehard fans to change their mains, season 7 pathfinder seems to have almost returned to its former glory.
Wraith has been at the top of every Apex Legends character tier list from day one. In a way, she is the face of Apex Legends. Very few Legends in this list have held their position at the very top, even after the recent nerfs to her tactical.
In season 7, Respawn decided not to change anything drastic about Wraith as she already received some rework/Nerfs back in season 5’s Lost Treasures event. Even after all these nerfs, her portal is still one of the most effective ultimates in the whole game. Therefore, it is not surprising that she is still useful even in season 7.
Even though Crypto was released back in season 3, players actually started to use this legend in season 5. Before all the little buffs he received, he was pretty much useless at mid to high-level Apex games. As a result, his usage rate was really low among all the other Legends in the game. However, in season 6 everything changed as he recived some massive buffs. And now in season 7, he is an S-tier legend.
Revenant was released back in season 4. Initially, players avoided him because he was pretty underpowered. Back then Respawn liked to launch a new character in a pretty neutral state. Only after players shared their frustration with how underwhelming new legends feel, Respawn seriously started to buff Revenant. With the recent changes to his Ultimate’s range alongside his tactical “Silence” which now has two charges, he is in a pretty good state right now in season 7.
Bloodhound received the S-ter status after season 6’s balancing update. As Respawn finally gave recon characters huge buffs, characters like Crypto and Bloodhound became S-teir overnight. Since every recon character can scan the next ring’s location via the survey beacon, Bloodhound’s usability has skyrocketed in the game.
Lifeline also received some rework/buffs back in season 5. Even before all those buffs, she was actually pretty decent in terms of balance. However, her new abilities like being able to revive two players at the same time have made her really useful in almost all stages of the game in season 6. And in season 7, Respawn decided not to make any changes.
Mirage’s recent rework in season 5 really made the character click for many players. His usage rate among Apex fans grew as his utilities in the game saw some huge gains in a short amount of time. Now in season 7, Respawn buffed him by adding 45 health to his decoys.
Gibraltar has been a part of the new meta since season 4. In the new season, Respawn didn’t make any changes. Consequently, he is now a pretty balanced legend. Additionally, his popularity has gone up. And his usage rate is now in a pretty decent stage.
In season 5, Respawn decided to give Pathfinder a huge nerf. Even after that nerf players would still choose pathfinder for its ability to scan survey beacon for the next ring’s location. Since that is no longer exclusive to Pathfinder, this friendly robot was no longer a part of the new meta in season 6. But in season 7 MRVN did receive some buff with a variable 30-sec cooldown. As a result, Pathfinder is almost back to its former glory.
Caustic is in a really good place right now in season 7 but his abilities received some slight tweaks. As his gas deals more damage now, his usage rate has gone up by quite a lot. At the same time, Respawn removed the blurred vision effect while being in the caustic gas. And that changed how Caustic players used to play around his toxic gas for cover.
Rampart was not that useful in season 6 because her abilities would sometimes take an eternity to fully setup. Her amped cover alongside her ultimate “Sheila” can be really useful at almost all stages of the game but can be frustrating to set up properly. In season 7, Respawn gave her some slight buffs by decreasing the time it takes to properly set up her utilities. And with the introduction of vehicles in the game, her kits provide an extra layer of customization which was not available before.
Horizon is the new character in season 7 and she brought something really unique with her gravity defining abilities. Her kits are well balanced for the most part and can be used in creative ways to cause havoc in the battlefield.
Even though her abilities seems too overpowered at first, but in reality all of her kits are actually fairly balanced. Thus making her a B-tier legend.
Bangalore has one of the most balanced kits in the arena. Not too overpowered not too basic. Although in the new meta she is just average. Even Respawn devs have agreed that she is in an OK state as of now. In season 7, she received some slight buffs that made her kits slightly better than before.
Even though Watson has been a part of the competitive meta for a long time now, her public match usage rate tells another story. Her fences along with her ultimate have made her a no-brainer for pros in the high ELO ranked games.
In season 7, Respawn gave her some slight buffs. Although that may not be enough as recon characters are still pretty effective right now.
Octane received some slight buffs back in season 5. Later, Respawn gave him the ability to use double jumps. In season 7, Respawn buffed him by doubling his healing rate from 0.5 hp/s to 1.0 hp/s. In public matches, his usage rate is rather high. However, his utilities are not that great in high ELO matches. Respawn might give him some slight buffs in the future to make his kits more useful in high ELO games.
Loba made her debut into the Apex games back in season 5. Initially, she was pretty popular with the Apex community. However, as the season passed by, her popularity died down quite a bit. In season 7, Respawn gave her ultimate the ability to scoop up all the ammo in range. Despite that, some still argue that she can feel a bit underwhelming.
This would seem like beating a dead horse at this point, but as with any other tier list, it is really subjective and only viable for season 7 of Apex Legends. Respawn has already promised some changes as the season goes along further. This list will be updated in the future based upon the introduction of new Legends.