Revenant surpasses all other characters in Apex Legends history with the highest pick rate just one week after Season 18’s release.
Since Revenant’s introduction in Season 4 of Apex Legends, the character has gone through a ton of buffs and nerfs. Although it isn’t very uncommon for characters to go through these types of changes, Revenant’s tricky abilities made it almost impossible for developers to balance him without making him too powerful or weak.
As a result, to make Revenant more compatible with the current Apex Legends meta, Respawn thought it would be better to sunset Revenant’s previous abilities and rework them. And as they planned, Respawn gave the fearless assassin a complete transformation, and a new Revenant was reborn.
Alongside the other big changes, Revenant Reborn went live with the Season 18 update. Although many players, including ImperialHal, were skeptical about the Revenant’s popularity, the recent Legends pick-rate data might have a different story to tell.
Revenant becomes the most-Picked Legend in Season 18
According to Apexlegendsstatus, Revenant is currently the most-picked Legend with a 16.3% pick rate. He is followed by Octane and Pathfinder, who have almost half the pick rate compared to Revenant.
The simulacrum was struggling to reach even a 2% pick rate and was at the bottom of the meta characters’ list prior to Season 18. However, due to the rework, Revenant has currently found himself at the top of the Legends pick rate.
Revenant’s transformation from an Assault to a Skirmisher Legend might’ve been the primary reason why his popularity skyrocketed. Not to mention, his latest kits make him a fun movement character who can go toe-to-toe with the other Skirmisher Legends.
New characters typically have a relatively high pick rate at the beginning of a new season that gradually declines as the season goes on. So, Revenant’s actual popularity at the end of Season 18 will answer whether Respawn’s decision to rework him was worth it or not.