EA amazed many with the surprising statement of Apex Legends, a brand new free-to-play battle royale shot that sees the writer going toe-to-toe with celebrity mammoths Player Unknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite Battle Royale.
Produced by Respawn Entertainment and place from the Titanfall world, Apex Legends is a squad-based battle royale shot where groups of three go up against 57 other players to attempt and gather loot and become the last man (or group ) standing.
But unlike Fortnite and PUBG, Apex Legends sees players choose one of eight courses, each represented with a special character (envision Fortnite combined with Overwatch and you are going to be on the ideal path.)
Whether that sounds like your type of gaming or not, it is apparent Apex Legends is going from strength to strength. It was able to reach several million players in its first eight hours and gathered 10 million players at 3 days.
That's good going. Truly good going. Especially once you consider that it required Fortnite fourteen days (a fortnight!) To achieve those very same numbers. In the same way, it required Fortnite 24 hours accrue several million players, in comparison to eight hours EA's shot.
Can we have another Fortnite on our palms? Let's not get ahead of ourselves and rather let us take a look at what we all understand about Apex Legends.
What is Apex Legends ?
- What is it? A free-to-play battle royale shooter set in the Titanfall universe
- When can I play it? Available to play for free now
- What can I play it on? Xbox One, PS4 and PC
How to download Apex Legends
Apex Legends could be downloaded for free in the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, Origin Store or Apex Legends website. Just search for the name, download the game and revel in!
However, keep in mind that a good internet connect and subscription to either PS Plus, either Xbox Live or Origin Access must playwith.
The good thing is that Apex Legends may also be coming to mobile. Based on EA's CEO, Andrew Wilson, it might soon be following in the footsteps of console-turned-mobile strikes Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and coming into Android and iOS devices in the not-so-distant future.
Apex Legends Battle Pass
Apex Legends has officially launched its first year, dubbed Wild Frontier.
Players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC are able to buy the Wild Frontier Battle Pass for 950 Apex Coins, entitling them to some other character in Octane (available individually for 750 Apex Coins or 12,000 Legends Tokens) as well as the capability to earn 100 brand new pieces, including Legend Skins, Apex Coins plus a brand new legendary Havoc skin.
As a benchmark, Apex Coins start at $9.99 (roughly £7.50 / AU$14.15) at real world money for a bunch of 1,000.
In addition to this quick new Legend, the Wild Frontier Battle Pass also offers the capacity to make 100 new pieces, including Legend Skins, Apex Coins plus a fresh legendary Havoc skin.
Players that wish to get a head start can immediately unlock the first 25 degrees (out of 100 accessible Season 1) by simply buying the Fight Pass Bundle, which prices 2,800 Apex Coins.
Apex Legends latest news and rumors
Apex Legends has crossed the 50 million player mark
With some estimates that makes the player foundation about a quarter of the magnitude of the battle royale behemoth - and - money printing system - Fortnite, which had approximately 200 million players in last count, but also suggests that Apex Legends is catching up quickly.
Rumor: Gladiatorial 'survival' and player-stealing 'recruit' game modes
We could possibly see a brand new survival mode or a brand new mode, together with a kill camera feature, and a couple of new playable characters (the eponymous Legends).
As seen by @RealApexLeaks, there's a reference to some'survival mode' from the game's files, though there are no details as to what this could be. The only trick is that it entails a bunch NPC (non-player character), and perhaps spectator NPCs, that could cheer players , or sling emotes in them, providing the air more of a gladiatorial game show sense, presumably.
Apex Legends upgrade including a new weapon
Apex Legends obtained an upgrade that included a new weapon into the free-to-play battle royale - the Havoc assault rifle.
Strategy and communicating
Apex Legends puts a large amount of focus on strategy and communicating among squads, which is not surprising considering it is an online multiplayer game using a dependence on character classes.
Apex Legends is place from the Titanfall world, nonetheless reports have started to pop up that the battle royale name has replaced an third Titanfall game -- based on Kotaku, Titanfall 3 is not presently in development and Apex Legends is what we're getting rather.
Players will not have the ability to get into some mechs -- information that probably ruffle a few feathers of franchise fans. Ditto with other signatures of the series, such as wallrunning.
Playable characters are called 'Legends'
Each has their own play-styles and exceptional skills, so working out that Legends complement each other in a group is key.
Apparently these include the best loot (essentially acting as a supply drop), so obviously they pose the largest danger.
Unlocked because you rank up. Customizations are offered for the apparel, firearms and legend banner.
Apex Legends Season 1 is expected to kick off in March and provides players the opportunity to buy a Fight Pass to obtain access to exclusive decorative items earned throughout gameplay. According to EA, Apex Legends will accompany a seasonal model with every themed season bringing fresh content into the game in the kind of new weapons, new Legends new skins and more.
Rumor: Upcoming solo mode
According to information from a prolific Fortnite data miner, a potential solo mode may be coming into Apex Legends, together with a duo mode -- two-player squads -- to play along with the present gameplay that pits three-player squads against each other (20 of them to be exact, to create for 60 players).