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Professional Soldier
Real Name Anita Williams
Gender Female
Age 40
Homeworld Gridiron
Weight 180 lbs (82 kg)
Height 6'0" (183 cm)
Class Assault Class Assault
Tactical Ability Smoke Launcher Smoke Launcher
Passive Ability Double Time Double Time
Ultimate Ability Rolling Thunder Rolling Thunder
Real-world Info
Voice Actor Erica Luttrell[1]

Bangalore Icon Bangalore is an Assault Assault Legend. She is unlocked by default.

Bangalore is a strategic Legend. Her tactical ability Smoke Launcher Smoke Launcher deploys a smokescreen that heavily reduces visibility in the affected area. Her passive ability Double Time Double Time gives her a movement speed boost when she is fired at. Her ultimate ability Rolling Thunder Rolling Thunder drops several damaging and stunning missiles on the indicated area.

Abilities[ | ]

Smoke Launcher[ | ]

Smoke Launcher Tactical Q/LB/L1/LB
Smoke Launcher
Description Fire a high-velocity smoke canister that explodes into a smoke wall on impact.
Cooldown 35 seconds

  • Has two charges, allowing it to be used twice in a row.
  • The launcher allows Bangalore to fire canisters farther than grenades can be thrown.
  • Holding Tactical button delays the launch. Melee cancels the launch.
  • The launcher can be used at the same time as other actions: firing, reloading, healing, etc.
  • Upon landing, the canister splits into three, which land in a line perpendicular to where it was launched from. Takes 11 seconds to evaporate.

  • The Smoke Launcher can be used both offensively and defensively; to ambush an unsuspecting squad by removing their ability to see you and respond, or as a weapon of escape to obscure yourself and your team from enemies.
  • Bangalore can also use the smoke canister while she is currently using a consumable item such as a Med Kit Med Kit or Shield Battery Shield Battery, as both only require one hand. Use this to your advantage to cover yourself while you heal.
  • The smoke can be seen by other teams from some distance and attract them.
  • The smoke should be on the enemy, not your team. The smoke can also be between you and enemy, effectively acts as a visual barrier between you and enemy.
    • If smoke is on your team, the enemy sees everywhere you cannot, but they know generally where you are.
    • Conversely, smoke on the enemy obscures their vision, forcing them to move out and possibly disperse to engage, while your team retains a wider range of movement and vision, giving your team an advantage.
    • Thus, using smoke to cover your team's revive can be considered a gamble, as your vision is just as obscured.
  • Throw a Frag Grenade Frag Grenade or some explosive device into a smokescreen. This will either deal damage to enemies inside it, force them to come to you, or force them to retreat. You can also have Caustic's Nox Gas Grenade Nox Gas Grenade in the smoke to obscure the enemies' vision and deal damage.

  • Crouching and hip-firing while the smoke launcher is primed will increase your accuracy.

Double Time[ | ]

Double Time Passive
Double Time
Description Taking fire while sprinting makes you move faster for a brief time.

  • Double Time activates upon being hit, or when bullets/grenades barely miss you, while sprinting.
  • Grants a 30% increase in movement speed for 2 seconds.

  • Bangalore's passive is a reactive one that responds to enemies engaging you. Utilize the short term speed boost whenever you can either by running for cover or returning fire with the increased speed as it makes you a difficult target to hit.

Rolling Thunder[ | ]

Rolling Thunder Ultimate Z/LB+RB/L1+R1/LB+RB
Rolling Thunder
Description Call in an artillery strike that slowly creeps across the landscape.
Charge time 4.5 minutes

  • Bangalore throws a flare, and several rows of missiles land sequentially in front of the flare.
    • Each missile takes 6 seconds to explode after landing. Since they land in rows, this creates a wave of explosions moving forward from the flare.
  • The missiles land in a 6x6 square, with the maximum distance of 70m ahead from the flare. Each missile has a 14m distance to the adjacent ones in both horizontal and vertical direction.
  • Each missile has an area of effect of ~8 meter radius.
  • Each explosion deals 40 damage, and stun and slows enemies for 6 seconds. This ability cannot damage squadmates, but it will still cause a slowing effect.
  • Rolling Thunder is referred as "Creeping Barrage" in death recap, obituaries and its corresponding stat tracker.

  • Note that unlike grenades which can be held in the throw position by holding down the fire button, the flare will be thrown the instant you press the fire button.
  • Unlike Gibraltar's Defensive Bombardment Defensive Bombardment, the missiles land in front of the flare instead of around it, so throw it between you and the area you want to bombard.
  • Rolling Thunder should be best saved for large team engagements or ambushes, or ultimately to cover your team while escaping. It can catch an unsuspecting enemy team off guard and have them running for cover.
  • A good time to use Rolling Thunder is right after downing an enemy in a long-range outdoor fight. It'll make it dangerous for their squad to try to revive them, and give your squad space to push into a 3v2 fight.
  • This ultimate ability isn't independently powerful enough to be fully effective on its own, so it is strongly recommended to chase the enemy down as they get bombarded.
  • Because the missiles explode in rows, you can hit enemies multiple times if they're moving with the wave, i.e. away from where the flare is. Try to get them to flee when they start going off.
  • If your enemies can't escape, the best thing they could do is stay behind cover and try to heal through the damage. When you see the damage markers, throw some additional grenades at their location while they're still stunned.

Legend Upgrades[ | ]

Main article: Legend Upgrades

Legend Upgrades are special perks introduced in Season 20 to all Battle Royale modes. These add upgrades to a Legend's abilities as you level up your Evo Armor. Only one option may be chosen per level-up for a maximum of two perks total.

Level 2 Upgrades
Level 3 Upgrades

Lore[ | ]

Main article: Bangalore (character)
Anita "Bangalore" Williams has been an exceptional soldier her whole life. Born into a military family where she, her parents, and her four older brothers all served with the IMC, she is dedicated to the cause and graduated top of her class at the IMC Military Academy. She was the only cadet who could take apart a Peacekeeper, equip it with a Precision Choke Precision Choke hop-up, and put it back together in under twenty seconds - blindfolded.

When the Frontier Militia attacked the IMC at the Battle of Gridiron, Bangalore was injured by a Militia Pilot and nearly lost her life. She narrowly survived when her commanding officer - her own brother, Jackson - used an experimental device to power their ship's Jump Drive and escape the system. They crashed hundreds of light-years away on the planet Gaea. The surviving crew, including Anita and Jackson, built a settlement on the islands of New Antilla. Shortly after, Anita and Jackson left to begin their own quest back home - or so she thought.

A few years later, a bomb on the outer hull blew out a chunk of their new ship. Anita watched helplessly as Jackson was sucked out into the vacuum of space. After crashing on the Syndicate planet Solace, Anita looked for both work and the brother she refused to leave for dead. She had a single-minded goal: get them both on a ship and begin the decades-long trip back home.

She started fighting in the Apex Games in the hopes of earning the money and finding a pilot willing to make the trip back to Gridiron. Just when it looked like she would give up on Jackson and make the trip alone, she was ecstatic to find Jackson alive - and horrified to find that he'd been hiding from her, living a double life as a small-town hero called Newcastle. She's finally found the brother she lost all those years ago - but her carefully laid plans are no more, and for the first time in her carefully planned life, she's truly in uncharted territory. Perhaps she can find some stability in a group of outlaws, soldiers, misfits, and misanthropes she's been getting to know...

Cosmetic items[ | ]

Skins[ | ]

There are a total of 89 Legend skins for Bangalore: 3 Mythic, 31 Legendary, 13 epic, 26 Rare and 16 Common.


  1. May alternatively require Officer Williams.
  2. 2.0 2.1 This skin changes Bangalore's Legend select animation.

Story of Bangalore:

  1. Decorated Line: Sergeant First Class Anita Williams was born into a military family, both parents veterans of the Titan Wars. This IMC soldier's first uniform was more than a badge of honor, it was a symbol of family.
  2. MIL-SPEC: A product of her military family, Bangalore’s loyalty has always lain with the IMC. However, those loyalties were tested when they came to kill her brother.

Finishers[ | ]

Main article: Finisher
  1. Can only be performed when Tier 3 of the Apex Commander skin is equipped.

Heirloom Set[ | ]

Main article: Heirloom
Bangalore Heirloom Set

Bangalore's Heirloom Set

This set was made available during the Chaos Theory Chaos Theory Collection Event. Anyone who completed the Chaos Theory Collection set was given this automatically.

The set contains:

  • A Banner Pose: No Gun, No Problem
  • A Melee weapon skin: Cold Steel
  • An Quip Intro Quip: "Hope you're not afraid to get your hands dirty"

Badges[ | ]

Emotes[ | ]

Main article: Emote
  • Charge - Crafting Metals 1,200
  • Guiding Lights - Crafting Metals 1,200
  • Sale Icon Playing It Cool
  • Present Arms - Crafting Metals 400
  • Awakening Collection Event Butterfly Barrage
  • No Sweat - Default

Skydive Emotes[ | ]

Main article: Skydive Emote

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Holosprays[ | ]

Main article: Holospray


  1. Originally its name and display text was Respect The Uniform.

Music Packs[ | ]

Main article: Music Pack

Transitions[ | ]

Main article: Transition

Voice lines[ | ]

History[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • Bangalore's abilities came from the gameplay need to have a character who could help their team advance on enemies through large open areas. The name 'Bangalore' comes from the Bangalore torpedo, as well as from the city in India, since Indian troops in World War I made use of creeping barrages to cross no man's land.[2]
  • Former Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein considers Bangalore to be the bar for what a balanced, healthy character should look like.[3]
  • If Bangalore reloads while simultaneously launching a smoke canister, the weapon's magazine will load by itself. Before being patched out, a third arm used to come into view.
  • Bangalore's Heirloom closely resembles that of a Khukuri knife, the choice weapon of Nepalese and South Asian soldiers known as Gurkhas.

Gallery[ | ]


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