Apex Legends’ Season 9 Rampart Pick Rate Abysmal, Dev Claims Inaccuracy
Apex Legends Season 9 has changed the game a lot with the introduction of Valkyrie and Arena Mode, as well as some Legends changes – now the Season 9 pick rates have been released, and Octane is the racer, while Rampart is relegated to last place. However, Respawn Entertainment has teased some upcoming adjustments to various Legends that could change the game, including Rampart.
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Apex Legends Season 9 players may have noticed an increase in the number of Octane players in recent matches. They may have also noticed an increase in players increasing their sprint speed to run into the middle of a squad and die alone, but that’s another conversation for another time.
The website Apex Legends Status recently published a list of Apex Legends Season 9 pick rates based on a sample size of about 4.8 million, and the results show that Octane has the highest pick rate of 14.5%. Pretty impressive.
The other end of the spectrum, however, is a bit troubling. Rampart is in last place with a meager 1.6% pick rate – pretty abysmal. Crypto is just ahead of Rampart at 1.7%, and unsurprisingly Wattson is in third place at 2.1%.
Wraith and Bloodhound follow in second and third place with 13% and 11.7%, respectively. Of course, it is important to remember that pick rate does not necessarily equate to viability or strength. It could be that one character’s kit is simply more fun to play than another’s.
But even if that’s the case, developers should take note. If certain characters just aren’t as fun to play as others, that’s a bad sign. On the other hand, if it’s a balance issue, that’s also a bad sign. All in all, such a large discrepancy in the pick rates of Apex Legends Season 9 suggests that something is wrong.
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