Bloodhound is a pretty consistent main. And even if you don't particularly play as Bloodhound, chances are you've teamed up with others that do.
For Season 6, Bloodhound received new buffs, including a shorter Eye of the Allfather cooldown period. These buffs rocketed Bloodhound up in popularity. It is this popularity however that has developers like John Larson wondering if the character is in need of potential nerfs for season 9.
"Yeah, I've been keeping an eye on Bloodhound. Seems rare to come across a squad without one in my experiences in ranked, and they have the third-highest pick rate at the moment."
One of the big changes Respawn could make is assists from scans. The ability to down opponents by scanning them means that Bloodhound mains can even avoid losing too much RP in-game. However, this also seems to be Respawn's first port-of-call in the hopes that it will lower Bloodhound's play rate enough before looking anywhere else.
While Bloodhound may certainly be getting a nerf in time for the upcoming season 9 of Apex Legends, what that may be exactly is still up in the air.