Apex Legends Lifeline Guide: Abilities, Skins & How To Play

A quick guide on how to get the most out of Lifeline in Apex Legends, including her abilities and more.


Lifeline is the queen of Apex Legends and there’s no point in arguing otherwise. One of the best Legends in the game for new players, Lifeline is already a mainstay in trios for high-level players thanks to her healing abilities and enviable Ult.

If you’re brand new to Apex Legends, however, all of the Legends can take a little getting used to as they operate and simply feel different from one to the next. If you want to get to grips with Lifeline, here’s what you should know about Apex Legends’ angel.


Apex Legends Lifeline Bio

Lifeline Apex Legends

Real Name – Ajay Che
Age – 24

“Ajay Che, aka Lifeline, isn’t someone you would expect to find in the Apex Games. Once the child of wealthy war profiteers, she left home when she learned of the damage her family had caused and enlisted in the Frontier Corps, a humanitarian organization that aids Frontier communities in need. She’s since devoted her life to helping others and joined the Apex Games to fund the Frontier Corps with her winnings.

Since no one in the Games is innocent — they all know what they signed up for — and every one of her victories means help for those in need, Lifeline has no problem engaging in the popular bloodsport. Or so she tells herself. She may seem sarcastic and callous, but deep down she wants to help people and make the world a better place. If that means taking a few people down in the process, so be it.”


Apex Legends Lifeline Legendary Skins

London Calling
London Calling
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
Peak Performer
Peak Performer
Organized Anarchy
Organized Anarchy


Apex Legends Lifeline Abilities

Lifeline Apex Legends

Passive Ability: Combat Medic – helps Lifeline to revive her allies 25% quicker. If one of your team is down, try to get the Lifeline to pick them up as she also has a defensive shield that works wonders.

Tactical Drone: D.O.C Heal Drone – a small drone heals everyone in its vicinity for roughly 70-80% of their health, but be careful as it does not follow you; you have to simply sit in one spot and wait.

Ultimate: Care Package – drops in some very worthwhile gear of Epic and above rarity, but you have to act fast if you want it before your teammates.


How To Play As Lifeline in Apex Legends

Apex Legends

The first thing to realise with Lifeline is that she is intended as a support character, so she is not best naturally equipped for leading confrontations. She has no abilities that can really get her out of a trouble in a hurry compared to someone like Wraith or Mirage.

That being said, her drone does allow her an element of survivability, though hunkering up and healing also comes with its own drawbacks. Likewise, her agility (especially without her gun drawn) and relatively small frame make her a difficult character to knock.

To play as Lifeline most effectively, it’s recommended that you try to stay a little further back than your teammates — if she falls, then reviving becomes a bit less streamlined for the rest of the team.

Many Apex Legends players will also ply the Lifeline on their team with Ultimate Accelerants. These will boost her Ultimate meter by 20% and be used repeatedly until her bar is filled. Her Care Package takes longer than any other Ultimate to become available, so try not to get annoyed when you’re called upon to use Accelerants every two minutes.

As an aside, remember the difference between a Care Package and supply drop. A Care Package contains only defensive items, such a shields, and has a blue rim around its top. A regular supply drop, meanwhile, can contain items like the Kraber and Mastiff and comes with a red rim around its top. The latter drops at random.

UPDATE: corrected a mistake about Lifeline’s Care Package containing weapons, blame the mayhem of the last couple of stages.

From our Apex Legends review:

“Even the most jaded of battle royale fans will find their interest rejuvenated by Apex Legends thanks to Respawn’s attention to detail, superior gunplay, and fantastic innovations, though the loot boxes and progression system certainly need addressing.”

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