Apex Legends has become a popular player in the battle royale genre since its release in 2019. With its sluggish gameplay and frequent content updates, Apex Legends keeps the game fresh for all players.
Apex improves with every major patch, and players must adapt to the new rules if they want to earn higher ranks in a new season. This includes understanding the metagame and keeping up with all weapons, so you can know which ones are the strongest and pick them up in a match.
Hitboxes are also an important part of the game. Some players may have already realized this before, but not all legends have the same hitbox. Gibraltar and Wraith are two legends of different sizes, and Gibraltar has a larger hitbox than Wraith.
Apex tries to balance out the flaw with Fortified, which reduces the overall damage done for legends with large hitboxes. Respawn also used the Low Profile passive to mitigate the advantage advantage characters with smaller hitboxes had, but developers have removed it from the game and altered several hitboxes.
Some players will enjoy playing legends with large hitboxes because they are bigger, while others will try to make use of the legends with smaller hitboxes.
There are only three different hitbox sizes in Apex. These are categorized as large, medium, and small. Respawn has been bringing the small and middle hitboxes closer together, although there isn''t really a difference between the two.
Caustic, Gibraltar, and Newcastle have large hitboxes, which as such are the only characters in the game with the Fortified perk. Bangalore, Octane, Crypto, and Bloodhound are among the players establishing their medium hitbox clubs.
Wattson, Wraith, and Lifeline once featured small hitboxes, but the three have recently received some tweaks, bringing their hitboxes sizes closer to the medium range. Wraith''s hitbox was increased during season eight, while Lifelines received a size increase during the Genesis event. Wattson was the only remaining member of the small hitbox club until season 11.
Due to these legends, Revenant and Pathfinder have their own custom hitboxes, so that they can meet their unique needs.
This video from Gamepedia shows the Apex roster side by side, including every legend up until season seven. While there are still minor differences in medium hitboxes, most will be negligible. Both the Wattson and Lifelines hitboxes saw changes to align them with medium-sized characters.
Respawn does not disclose any information about characters hitboxes, but the most information on the subject comes from the gaming community. There is limited information available about the hitboxes of some of Apex''s most recent titles, such as Horizon, Valkyrie, Fuse, Seer, and Ash, so players will need to guess their hitboxes based on the information available.