Apex Legends LGBTQ: Does Apex Legends Have LGBTQ Representation?
Apex Legends LGBTQ characters do exist in the game, according to Respawn Entertainment. The new battle royale game is set in the Titanfall universe and features a current roster of eight heroes, with six Legends playable for free.
Apex Legends Gay Characters
There are two Legends confirmed as LGBTQ characters by Respawn. The first character is Gibraltar, a Legend who can best be described as a tank with a deployable team shield and his own shield. His biography page on Respawn's official website for Apex Legends revealed he "only began to understand the value of protecting others when he and his boyfriend stole his father’s motorcycle, took it on a joyride, and got trapped by a deadly mudslide."
Bloodhound is the game's second LGBTQ character. The Legend is not specified by gendered pronouns on their biography and was later confirmed to be non-binary and used they/them pronouns by both Bloodhound's voice actor and Respawn.
In an interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Respawn community manager Jay Frachette confirmed Bloodhound is non-binary "or at least non-specified in terms of gender."
Apex Legends was released in a surprise launch by Respawn, who revealed the team was not working on Titanfall 3 at the time and Apex Legends was not meant to be Titanfall 3. The game is free-to-play on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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