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Apex Legends – Who Has the Smallest Hitbox

Apex Legends Wraith Hitbox

If you’re playing Apex Legends and wondering which character has the smallest hitbox, this quick guide covers that. First, it’s important to know what a hitbox is for those that don’t. Simply put, a character’s hitbox is every part of their model that can be hit. Depending on the model Respawn Entertainment has designed, many characters have their hitbox slightly outside their body. While others may have parts of their body that aren’t hittable.

Who Has the Smallest Hitbox in Apex Legends

It’s important to remember that while hitboxes play a significant role, there are many factors that decide how strong a character is. With that said, Wraith had the smallest hitbox for the longest time. We’ve since seen Lifeline and Wattson have a similar hitbox. But it’s difficult to say for sure who has the smallest when there are frequent changes each season. For example, the image below shows a change to Wraith made all the back in Season 8.

Apex Legends Wraith Hitbox Change

Who Has the Largest Hitbox in Apex Legends

Apex Legends Gibraltar Hitbox

The largest hitbox continues to be Gibraltar, hence his defensive playstyle to try and offset that. Despite being the largest, he’s still one of the higher-tier legends due to his gun shield especially. This is also why Respawn added both the Low Profile and Fortified perk to help balance characters. Low Profile increases incoming damage by 5%, while Fortified reduces incoming damage by 15% and prevents bullets from slowing you. However, in season 9, they removed the Low Profile perk. A list of characters with each perk is listed below.

Also, it’s important to note that there’s a lot of inaccurate information online regarding hitboxes for Apex Legends characters. For example, a few websites use outdated measurements from a Reddit post almost two years near the launch of the game. This doesn’t mean they’re not generally correct, as you can still make out a decent idea of how each character ranks in size.

Former Low Profile Characters

  • Wraith
  • Lifeline
  • Pathfinder
  • Watson

Fortified Characters

  • Gibraltar
  • Caustic
  • Newcastle

Learn more about Apex Legends by visiting our guide hub for every guide we have here. Otherwise, I’ve included a few guides below that may be of interest to you.

Apex Legends released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, on February 4, 2019. It released later for Nintendo Switch on March 9, 2021. Despite launching on mobile devices, it was later shut down. Cross-platform play is available between consoles and PC at this time.