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Apex Legends Ultimate and Tactical ability cooldowns for all Legends

Published: 12/Feb/2021 7:55 Updated: 12/Feb/2021 7:56

by Andrew Amos


Picking up a new Legend for the first time in Apex Legends? It’s handy to know what their abilities do, and how you can use them. If you’re looking to get your timings down pat, we’ve got you covered with all Ultimate and Tactical ability cooldowns in Apex.

One of the biggest learning curves of picking up a new character in Apex Legends is ability usage. While some Legends feel similar to one another, you might find yourself stranded if you expect a shorter cooldown than normal on your abilities.

Don’t fear though. If you want to get a basic grasp of how each Legends’ kit works, we’ve got a breakdown of all their cooldown timers below, so you can launch into the Outlands with the right mindset.

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Looking for Apex Legends ability cooldowns? We’ve got you covered.

Apex Legends Tactical ability cooldowns

Legends’ Tactical abilities ⁠are just their regular, normal abilities. They all charge faster than each Legends’ ultimate, and some of them, like Bangalore’s, can store multiple charges. Tactical abilities can also recharge 20% faster with a gold Helmet.

Here’s everything you need to know about each Legends’ Tactical ability cooldowns:

Legend Ability Cooldown
Bangalore Smoke Launcher 33s (holds 2 charges)
Bloodhound Eye of the Allfather 25s
Caustic Nox Gas Trap 25s (holds 3 charges)
Crypto Surveillance Drone 40s (once destroyed)
Fuse Knuckle Cluster 25s
Gibraltar Dome of Protection 30s
Horizon Gravity Lift 15s
Lifeline D.O.C. Heal Drone 45s
Loba Burglar’s Best Friend 29s
Mirage Psyche Out 15s
Octane Stim 2s
Pathfinder Grappling Hook 10-30s
Rampart Amped Cover 20s (holds 3 charges)
Revenant Silence 25s
Wattson Perimeter Security 30s (holds 4 charges)
Wraith Into the Void 25s

Apex Legends Ultimate ability cooldowns

In Apex Legends, ultimates can make or break teamfights. Making sure you have them ready in between fights is a must ⁠— so if you find an Ultimate Accelerant (instant 20% ult charge) or a gold Helmet (20% faster recharge), be sure to put them to use!

Here’s everything you need to know about each Legends’ Ultimate ability cooldowns:

Legend Ability Cooldown
Bangalore Rolling Thunder 180s
Bloodhound Beast of the Hunt 180s
Caustic Nox Gas Grenade 120s
Crypto Drone EMP 180s
Fuse The Motherlode 120s
Gibraltar Defensive Bombardment 270s
Horizon Black Hole 120s
Lifeline Care Package 360s
Loba Black Market Boutique 90s
Mirage Life of the Party 60s
Octane Launch Pad 60s
Pathfinder Zipline Gun 120s
Rampart Emplaced Minigun “Sheila” 120s
Revenant Death Totem 180s
Wattson Interception Pylon 180s
Wraith Dimension Rift 210s

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Chaos Theory event: Caustic Town Takeover, Leaks, heirloom

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:43

by Calum Patterson


Apex Legends Season 8 event, Chaos Theory, is expected to release in March, and will launch alongside the release of Apex on Nintendo Switch. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including release date, leaks, rumors and even an heirloom to be expected.

When is Chaos Theory event in Apex Legends?

The event is expected to start on March 11, just a couple days after the Switch release for Apex Legends, on March 9. This will follow the conclusion of the Anniversary Collection event on March 3, after it was extended by a week.

Events typically last between two and three weeks, so expect a similar time frame for Chaos Theory.

Despite no official announcement yet, we know it will be called Chaos Theory after Target revealed it early on their Nintendo Switch Champion Edition listing.

Caustic Town Takeover

Respawn have been teasing the next Town Takeover, expected to be for Caustic, in-game. The first teaser dropped on February 23.

The Town Takeover will be at Water Treatment on Kings Canyon, but we will have to wait until Respawn do a full reveal to see what it looks like.

Caustic in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Caustic is next up for a Town Takeover in Apex Legends

Bangalore Heirloom

Bangalore is the only original launch Legend who hasn’t received an heirloom yet, and all signs point to her being next up.

Numerous leaks from data miners have found what Bangalore’s heirloom will be, so you can check it out here if you don’t mind the spoiler.

The Anniversary Collection event provides the opportunity to get 150 heirloom shards, so if you’re a Bangalore main, you might want to hold on to those shards for a bit.

Bangalore in war paint in apex Legends
Bangalore is the only original launch Legend without an heirloom – yet.

Chaos Theory event skins

We don’t yet have any images of the skins coming in the event, but data miners have narrowed down which Legends we can expect some new cosmetics for specifically.

Thanks to reliable leaker Biast12, the expected event skins are for the following characters:


  • Caustic
  • Crypto
  • Gibraltar
  • Loba
  • Rampart
  • Revenant
  • Wattson


  • Octane
  • Caustic
  • Wattson

There are also files for numerous recolors for past event skins, but we’re not sure yet if these will be available during the Chaos Theory event, or separately.

That’s everything we know so far about the Chaos Theory event, though there are still a lot of details unknown. We’ll keep you updated on everything right here, and on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

For more Apex Legends Season 8 tips and tricks check out our guides below:
30-30 Repeater guide | All legend buffs and nerfs | All weapon buffs and nerfs | Fuse guide | What is in the Season 8 battle pass? | Season 8 Patch notes | How to open explosive holds | Spitfire guide | R99 guide | Mastiff guide | When is Apex for Switch out?