How to Charge Ultimates in Apex Legends

Want to learn how to charge ultimates in Apex Legends by Respawn Entertainment? Here's everything you need to know about the in-game mechanic.

Apex Legends does not follow the typical Battle Royale scheme, it brings a unique feature to the table, and it is the unique character abilities. Among these abilities is an Ultimate Ability that you can charge during the course of a match and in this guide we will show you how to charge ultimate in Apex Legends.

How to Charge Ultimate Ability in Apex Legends

There are 18 total characters available to choose from (two of them are locked and can be unlocked with Legendary Tokens), besides their aesthetic differences, these characters also come with different abilities.

As mentioned earlier, each character in Apex Legends has 3 character abilities i.e. Passive, Active, and Ultimate. While the Passive and Active are available to use, most of the times, the Ultimate Ability needs to be charged before you can use it.

The first order of business is to familiarize yourself with the character that includes thoroughly reading the Ultimate’s description. This is important because each character’s ability can work in different situations.

For example, Lifeline’s Ultimate summons a Care Package which means that it should be deployed as soon as it is fully charged, while my main, Bloodhound’s Ultimate Ability lets him move faster and track enemies more precisely, this Ultimate is more useful in a combat, so it should be saved until such a situation arrive.

Before you use the Ultimate, you should know how to charge it. The obvious method is to let it charge on its own, as it charges passively over time. However, to speed things up, use an Ultimate Accelerant.


Ultimate Accelerant

The Ultimate Accelerant is a rare item, but if you survive long enough you will come across it quite often. Its quality is blue and upon use replenishes 20% of the Ultimate, so stick it in whenever you come across it.

Charge Towers

Besides Ultimate Accelerant, you can also use the charge towers to boost the charging of your Ultimate. All you have to do is stand on the platform of a large tower that can be activated and your ultimate ability will be fully charged.

The charge towers are recharged within a few minutes.

Keep in mind, that engaging in combat can also boost your Ultimate recovery, so do not shy away from a firefight.

Below, you’ll find the breakdown of each Legend’s ultimate ability along with its respective cooldown.

Ultimate Abilities

Name Legend Charge Time / Cooldown
Beast of the Hunt Bloodhound 3 minutes
Black Hole Horizon 3 minutes
Black Market Boutique Loba 2 minutes
Care Package Lifeline 5 minutes
Death Totem Revenant 3 minutes
Defensive Bombardment Gibraltar 4 minutes 30 seconds
Dimensional Rift Wraith 3 minutes 30 seconds
Drone EMP Crypto 3 minutes
Emplaced Minigun “Sheila” Rampart 2 minutes
Interception Pylon Wattson 3 minutes
Launch Pad Octane 1 minute 30 seconds
Life of the Party Mirage 1 minute
Nox Gas Grenade Caustic 3 minutes 30 seconds
Rolling Thunder Bangalore 3 minutes
Skyward Dive Valkyrie 3 minutes
The Motherlode Fuse 2 minutes
Zipline Gun Pathfinder 2 minutes

Out of everyone, Mirage has the fastest ultimate recharge time, which allows him to create multiple clones of himself, with Octane ranking on 2nd. Octane’s launch-pad can really change the course of your combat allowing you to reposition almost instantly.

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