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Every Apex Legends Ultimate and Tactical ability cooldown

Knowing your character’s Ultimate and Tactical ability cooldowns in Apex Legends can be useful, and we’ve got a complete breakdown for you.

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If you’re trying out a new character for the first time in Apex Legends then you should know what abilities they have and how long it takes for them to recharge, so we’ve listed every Legend’s Ultimate and Tactical ability cooldowns.

You’ll be able to choose from a wide selection of unique characters when jumping into a game of Apex Legends. All of them come with some cool Tactical and Ultimate abilities that you can use to dish out some serious pain, or to get yourself out of a sticky situation.

Respawn gave each ability a cooldown timer to prevent players from spamming it constantly. So, if you want to understand how each Legends’ kit works, we’ve gone over every Ultimate and Tactical ability’s cooldown timer below.

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All Apex Legends Tactical ability cooldowns

You’ll use Tactical abilities quite often in a match since they charge faster than the Legend’s Ultimate ability. In some cases, a Legend’s Tactical ability can store multiple charges, but you’ll still want to avoid using them all up at once.

Here’s a breakdown of every Legends’ Tactical ability cooldowns:

LegendAbilityCooldown
BangaloreSmoke Launcher33s (holds 2 charges)
BloodhoundEye of the Allfather25s
CausticNox Gas Trap25s (holds 3 charges)
CryptoSurveillance Drone40s (once destroyed)
FuseKnuckle Cluster25s
GibraltarDome of Protection30s
HorizonGravity Lift15s
LifelineD.O.C. Heal Drone45s
LobaBurglar’s Best Friend29s
MiragePsyche Out15s
OctaneStim2s
PathfinderGrappling Hook10-30s
RampartAmped Cover20s (holds 3 charges)
RevenantSilence25s
WattsonPerimeter Security30s (holds 4 charges)
WraithInto the Void25s

It’s also possible for you to boost the speed at which your Legend’s Tactical abilities will recharge by 20% by equipping the Gold Helmet. You’ll be able to better plan out when and how often you should use them in the midst of combat if you know the time they take to recharge.

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Apex Legends Ultimate ability cooldowns

While Tactical abilities are what you’ll be using most often during an Apex Legends match, you’ll find Ultimate abilities handy for getting you out of a tight spot. These are the most effective tool at a Legend’s disposal, and can take a while to charge up.

Here’s a breakdown of each Legends’ Ultimate ability cooldown:

LegendAbilityCooldown
BangaloreRolling Thunder180s
BloodhoundBeast of the Hunt180s
CausticNox Gas Grenade120s
CryptoDrone EMP180s
FuseThe Motherlode120s
GibraltarDefensive Bombardment270s
HorizonBlack Hole120s
LifelineCare Package360s
LobaBlack Market Boutique90s
MirageLife of the Party60s
OctaneLaunch Pad60s
PathfinderZipline Gun120s
RampartEmplaced Minigun “Sheila”120s
RevenantDeath Totem180s
WattsonInterception Pylon180s
WraithDimension Rift210s

Your Legend’s Ultimate ability can be the only thing that pushes your squad towards victory, so make sure you have you have it charged and ready in battle. You must only use it when the perfect opportunity presents itself.

If you happen to come across an Ultimate Accelerant, then you can gain an instant 20% charge to that ability. Just like with your Tactical abilities, you can speed up the rate at which your Ultimate will charge with the help of a Gold Helmet.

Respawn have brought a few changes to these abilities in the latest update, which you can read more about in our Apex Legends Season 8 buffs and nerfs guide. Keep these cooldown timers in mind the next time you’re planning a battle strategy.

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Wattson’s fence unusable in Apex Legends despite Season 14 fixes

Players are having trouble with Wattson’s fences yet again in Apex Legends, despite the Legend receiving fixes in Season 14 update.

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Apex Legends players are frustrated with Wattson’s fences as they claim the ability is unusable in Season 14.

Apex Legends players are finally able to enjoy the brand new Season 14 update, as the season dropped on August 9. Players have been getting to grips with Vantage, the overhauled Kings Canyon map, and various buffs and nerfs in the patch notes.

While some in the community have been focused on the Valkyrie nerfs and Mad Maggie buffs, which could potentially see her rise in popularity, others are disappointed with Wattson.

The new update supposedly brought improvements to Wattson’s fence placement, but the community have been experiencing the opposite.

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Reddit user oscarwildeaf has highlighted the issue with Wattson’s fences on the Apex Legends subreddit, posting a video of the problem while sarcastically saying “another great patch for Wattson.”

The patch notes claimed that the devs had made “improvements” to the placement of Wattson fences, as there have been many issues with the ability in the past.

In the video, the player attempts to place Wattson fences but is inconveniently unable to do so, despite the UI showing that it is possible.

This is obviously extremely frustrating for Wattson players in Apex Legends Season 14, as her electric fences are her main tool and this isn’t the first time there have been issues with it.

One user in the comments of the post even said “Wattsons been dealing with this for a while anytime they change fences or arcstars they break s***. You can expect a fix maybe in season 15, time to retire Wattson for 14.”

Clearly, this player feels that Wattson’s fence placement will be broken for some time, but hopefully Respawn prove them wrong and bring a permanent fix for the issue soon.

On the topic of bugs and issues, a new Apex Legends Season 14 glitch is causing characters to have the wrong abilities, making for some hilarious clips.

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When is Apex Legends Season 15? Season 14 end date, leaked Legend, more

Here’s everything we know about Apex Legends Season 15 including the expected start date, Legend, and map leaks.

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Apex Legends Season 14 arrived on August 9, bringing new Legend Vantage and significant Kings Canyon map changes. Season 15 is next up, so here’s everything we know including the expected start date, leaked Legend, and more.

Apex Legends is now in its fourteenth season since its February 2019 release, bringing new weapons, maps, and of course, Legends, throughout the seasons. Season 14 has brought Vantage to the Apex Games, as well as increasing the level cap and changing Battle Pass challenges.

Season 15 arrives later in 2022, so here’s when Season 14 is scheduled to end and usher in the new season, as well as the leaked Legend and map that could arrive.

Apex Legends Season 15 start date & Season 14 end date

While Respawn Entertainment haven’t revealed a release date for Apex Legends Season 15, Season 14 is set to wrap up on November 8, 2022.

Assuming there are no delays, we expect Season 15 to kick off right after Season 14 concludes, bringing a new Battle Pass, Legend, and perhaps even a new map.

New Legend leaked for Apex Legends Season 15

According to datamining from ‘SomeoneWhoLeaks,’ Catalyst is set to be Apex Legends Season 15’s Legend.

Catalyst’s leaked abilities have been known for a while now, where the Legend will be able to create cover and platforms with ferrofluid. SomeoneWhoLeaks said that the Season 14 update added “New lines of code for the next legend, Catalyst,” with the files including a “ferro_wall” ability.

Here are all of Catalyst’s leaked abilities:

  • Passive: Reinforce
    • Standing near your ferrofluid structures, doors, and other Legends placeables will strengthen their integrity and allow them to take significantly more damage.
  • Tactical: Ferro Shot
    • On impact, the shot creates a ramp of hardened ferrofluid that can be extended with more shots. Can also be used to create platforms on walls. (Max 3 structures)
  • Ultimate: Iron Tower
    • Ferrofluid rises up from below pushing you upwards while creating a tall solid column under you.

Of course, this is just a leak for now so Catalyst might be scheduled for a later season or scrapped altogether.

New map could arrive in Apex Legends Season 15

An upcoming Apex Legends map called “Divided Moon” leaked back in March, and if Respawn Entertainment stay consistent with how often they add a new map, it could arrive in Season 15.

Respawn tends to add a new Apex Legends map every four seasons, with Season 3 bringing World’s Edge, Season 7 bringing Olympus, and Season 11 bringing Storm Point. This means that Season 15 could be the next season to bring a new map, but there’s far from any guarantee.


For more on Apex Legends Season 14 in the meantime, be sure to check out the best PC settings and all of the Ranked changes.

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Insane Apex Legends glitch is giving characters the wrong abilities

Apex Legends players are reporting a strange glitch that’s causing their favorite characters to use the wrong abilities.

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Players hopping into Apex Legends Season 14 are encountering a bizarre glitch that is giving their favorite characters the abilities of other Legends.

Apex Legends Season 14 is finally here, and players are eagerly exploring all the new content that has arrived in the update, including the new Legend Vantage as well as numerous weapon buffs and nerfs.

However, the season’s launch hasn’t been problem-free as there are reports coming in from the Apex Legends community about a strange glitch that’s causing Legends to use the wrong abilities.

Reddit user ‘LiverPoisoningToast’ shared a short clip of their gameplay as Ash in the Apex Legends subreddit. Immediately players noticed something was wrong as the Legend was using Loba’s abilities.

Many of the commenters were amused by what happened in this clip, with one user sarcastically stating: “Well, at least the teleport works.”

Another post from Redditor ‘ZuVielPizza’ showed them using Vantage’s abilities while playing as Newcastle. Even though their teammate was actually playing as Vantage, they both had the same abilities.

Newcastle is a Defensive Legend who protects and revives his companions while Vantage is a Sniper that picks off her enemies from a distance. Their ability sets are extremely different, so players hoping to play as their favorite characters are finding this glitch jarring.

More examples of this glitch keep popping up in the Apex Legends subreddit, with another user sharing a clip of Bangalore and Bloodhound switching abilities. The comments of these posts are filled with players sharing their own experiences with the glitch.

One user commented: “I was in a game where the Wraith on our team had Vantage’s abilities and voice lines.” Another one mentioned having all of Seer’s abilities when playing as the Legend Watson.

At the time of writing, the exact cause of the bug is unknown, but players are hoping that Respawn will fix it quickly as it’s popping up frequently. Hopefully, this problem will be patched up in an update soon.


For more Apex Legends content, check out the best PC settings for Season 14 and why NICKMERCS believes Valkyrie will still dominate the game after her Season 14 nerfs.

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