Apex Legends characters have been sorted into classes that didn't mean much outside of being a general descriptor for how each character's.
For a long time, Apex Legends characters have been sorted into classes that didn’t mean much outside of being a general descriptor for how each character’s ability fits into a team. Characters with shields or other items designed to hold down areas were placed on the defensive square. Characters with scan abilities were from the reorganization. Characters mostly being aggressive and dealing damage got the attack tag.With the exception of class characters being able to scan survey beacons for future Ring information, classes in Apex don’t really mean anything in particular to characters. But that could change very soon if some of the leaks prove to be true.
While character leaks about Ballistics took center stage yesterday, they found Apex’s legends being reorganized into different classes, some with entirely new classes that aren’t currently in the game. According to leakers and insiders, these new classes are legit, and will give new class-wide abilities to several characters.
The original Attack, Recon, and Support classes still exist, but there are some faces in different places between them, such as Gibraltar and Newcastle joining the support cast. Elsewhere, new classes such as control and skirmish appear.The control class is largely made up of legends that used to be branded like Watson, Caustic, Rampart and Catalyst in the defensive class. The Skirmisher category, on the other hand, seems to be populated by “movement” characters such as Wraith and Valkyrie, who have always been placed somewhat awkwardly in existing broad classes, while their ability kits contain elements that other appear to be related to classes.
If these leaks turn out to be true, it could mean a major change in how characters are played at each level of the game. There are only four characters in the leaked Recon class: Bloodhound, Krypto, Seer, and Vantage.Pro players highly value characters for their ability to scan survey beacons, but this change limits the number of characters that can actually do so. There is also the question of whether this reorganization will remain the characters’ class capacity or if it is subject to change, such as a leaked change to the attack class that lets those characters store more ammo in their inventories.
The class change also seems to indicate that more significant changes are in store for Pathfinder. While the grapple-hook legend hasn’t been a staple in the upper levels of the game for some time, he remains one of Apex’s most popular characters at all levels of play thanks to the depth of his movement options.
No matter what level of Apex you play, these class changes look like they’ll change some element of all your favorite characters. And this may be just what the doctor ordered for a meta that many players have complained has been stale over the past several seasons.