We know that the fact that Apex Legends‘ Revelry update didn’t introduce a new character to the roster is a little disappointing, but there’s still a lot of new content in Season 16 – and a whole host of alterations and Quality of Life changes worth talking about. However, it appears that one of the most useful of these QoL changes has gone a little under the radar; Respawn Entertainment has finally updated the Apex Legends character select screen. From the Revelry update onwards, it looks like the AFK auto-pick feature isn’t going to throw a random character at you anymore – if your first-pick is taken.
What does this actually mean? Well, as per this post highlighting the introduction of the feature from self-proclaimed Wraith main ‘Wskiu‘, it looks like Apex Legends will now auto-select your second most-popular character in the legend select screen pre-match if your first choice is taken by someone selecting ahead of you.
Now, we don’t know exactly if this is a legitimate feature, but the comments to Wskiu’s post are telling – a lot of people have had a similar experience in-game following the Revelry update.
And, when you consider the fact that this is something Apex Legends players have been complaining about for quite some time, it makes sense to see it introduced as a Quality of Life change – even if it’s taken this long to introduce.
Auto pick now picks your 2nd Most Played/Most Kills legend, I have tried this 6-7 times and everytime it picked Octane which is my 2nd most kill legend from apexlegends
Interestingly, though, this wasn’t a change mentioned in the latest Apex Legends patch notes – which do cover quite a few Quality of Life changes.
But, it seems something all-too-common to be a complete coincidence. If you’re worried about being randomly thrown someone towards the tail-end of our Apex Legends tier list, you shouldn’t be; Apex Legends should give you a legend you’re familiar with when you’re trying to climb the Apex Legends ranks – unless you’re a one-hit wonder.
Apex Legends’ Team Deathmatch gets a speedy and vital update and Apex Legends’ new event is stuffed with more free Apex Packs than usual. When you consider that Respawn Entertainment is also shoving even more Quality of Life changes than it mentioned, this really is one of the best battle royale games out there.