In Apex Legends, playing on Olympus is a lot of fun, and it’s even more fun when you use legends that are good for its terrain.
Apex Legends is a battle royale game with a unique way to play based on your class and three maps that change every season to keep the game fresh. Even though every legend in Apex Legends is pretty well balanced (even after Caustic’s recent NOX gas nerf), some work better on some maps than others. While King’s Canyon is a pretty open map and World’s Edge has a good mix of indoor and outdoor areas, Olympus is somewhere in the middle.
Olympus is a huge map with many areas with a lot of buildings close together. Between these dense areas are wide-open areas, so any player who wants to get around quickly will need to use the Trident vehicles, which are only on Olympus. On Olympus, legends and champions who can take advantage of areas with lots of loot or who know how to get around in the thick vegetation do well, as do those who can work well at medium to long ranges.
Fuse is the most recent legend to be added to Apex Legends. He first appeared in Season 8, and he is more than just a punch in the face. On Olympus, the best legends are those who can catch their opponents off guard and fight well at mid-range. Fuse’s tactical ability, Knuckle Cluster, quickly recharges and, if used well, can deal a lot of damage to many enemies at once. Grenadier is a passive ability that lets him carry and throw twice as many grenades as a normal legend. He can also throw them faster and with more accuracy.
Like Horizon’s Black Hole, Fuse’s ultimate, Motherlode, works well with the ultimates of other legends. It works well as a way to both block off an area and trap enemies in a ring of fire where they take a lot of damage. Olympus is a great map for Fuse because it has a lot of dense urban areas where being able to zone enemies is a big deal in team fights.
Since Olympus is outside and there aren’t many vertical obstacles on the map, Newcastle‘s ultimate has a chance to shine. Using his ultimate will send players far away to their teammates, saving them from an ambush or other dangerous situation.
With Newcastle’s revive ability, players can lead downed players to a safer area and help them get back up. This is hard to do in close-quarter fights, but it’s easier to do at a distance. If a player has a gold knockdown shield, the extra health and shields will make risky revivals worth it.
Lifeline is a great legend all around, and she adds a lot of value to any team she’s a part of. On Olympus, however, it seems much less likely that she will be attacked while using her ultimate. Still, her Healing DOC Drone is just as useful on this map as it is on any other map. Lifeline’s passive lets her bring back downed teammates without stopping the fight, and while they are being brought back up, the player is protected.
The healing DOC drone isn’t as good as some other tactical abilities in the game. A few syringes or a single medkit are better than it, after all. But her passive ability to revive teammates is one of the most useful in Happy Wheels game, and her ultimate, Lifeline Package, can be used pretty freely in open areas of the map.
Because Wraith‘s portal is now bigger, her team in Olympus can use it in more ways. This makes her more valuable to her team. Portals are a great way to move or switch your team quickly without putting them in danger. Unlike Pathfinder’s ultimate, teammates who use Wraith’s portal do not take damage while phasing.
Because Olympus has a lot of open fields that are dangerous to cross, her tactics will help players get out of fights quickly. Lastly, her passive will make people watch out for teams that are trying to attack her. With the latest change, Wraith will still be one of the most popular legends.
A lot of legends got better in Season 16, especially Pathfinder. Pathfinder’s ultimate has gotten a lot better, making possible rotations that were impossible before. His ultimate got both a longer range and faster speed increases. The extra speed makes it safer for him to travel on his zipline because it makes it harder for enemies to shoot at him.
In Olympus, the ultimate will be important because it makes it easy to move through a lot of the open land seen on the map. With the option to switch teams quickly, players can get out of sticky situations and make distance quickly.
Horizon is one of the best legends on Olympus, which makes sense since both the map and the legend came out at the same time. Horizon is a legend whose tactical ability, Gravity Lift, is great for both getting around in wide-open spaces and climbing up to high spots on the map. Her ultimate, Black Hole, works great indoors and works well with a lot of other legends’ ultimates.
The Grow Towers, which can be climbed quickly, and The Estates are two places in Olympus where Horizon’s tactics can do well (which gives her a height advantage). It can be used whenever the team needs to move to a better spot to see what’s going on, which happens a lot on Olympus. Her passive ability to “Spacewalk” is useful, but it doesn’t make her much better at fighting.
Olympus is one of Loba‘s best maps because it has so much loot. In King’s Canyon, there is loot all over the place, but in Olympus, most of the loot is in the main areas, and there aren’t many supply bins in between the main areas. Her ultimate ability, “Black Market,” lets her pull up to two items and as much ammunition as she wants from the area around her. It’s an ultimate with a short cooldown, and there are many places in Olympus where gold items are almost always found.
Loba’s tactical By throwing her bracelet, Burglar’s Best Friend lets her go to places that are hard to get to. This bracelet takes time to land, so it’s not an instant escape. More importantly, though, it can be used to trick enemies who don’t see where the bracelet lands. Her passive ability, “Eye for Quality,” lets her see epic and legendary loot through walls and chests. This lets Loba effectively steer her team away from useless add-ons and toward legendaries.
On a map like Olympus, it’s important for any team to be able to get information at any time, and it’s also important to know where nearby enemies are. Knowing where enemies are will help players avoid being ambushed or attacked by third parties. The Seer‘s passive has a lot of potential for finding enemies, but players need to be careful because enemy players can hear it.
Seer’s strategy fits well with Olympus’s linear terrain, making it easier for players to guess where enemies are and stop heals and revives. His ultimate is very important in battle because it makes enemies show themselves.
Catalyst is different from other defense legends because she can play offense sometimes and defense other times. Because she knows how to play around doors, she can use every door on Olympus to make safe places for her team. Her strategy can stop an enemy team from pushing in a certain direction, which lets Catalyst control entry points.
There are a lot of open spaces on Olympus, which are usually a nightmare for defense legends. However, Catalyst’s ultimate has a way to get around this problem. Through her ultimate, her team can move around safely in an open area and hide themselves.
Bloodhound is a great legend all around, and it beats Crypto on Olympus because it doesn’t have as many vertical fights and focuses more on flat-area fights. On a map like World’s Edge, it’s very important to have the height and sight advantage, but on Olympus, it’s more important for the team to be able to see what’s in front of them. Bloodhound’s Eye Of The Allfather is a tactical ability that lets him see enemies and traps in front of him from a very long distance away. He can use it while running or in battle.
Bloodhound’s ability to see enemy tracks is also a huge help in Olympus, where teams are often forced to come out of hiding and walk across open land because there isn’t enough room to hide. Bloodhound can see where the White Ravens of enemy teams went, which can help the team decide whether to avoid a situation or go into it. Bloodhound’s ultimate lets them move faster, see their enemies in red, and use their tactical ability much more often while it lasts. It’s useful, but Bloodhound’s command of the information game is the best part.