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.
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.
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.
|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.