This weekend, buzz began around Respawn Entertainment's latest title, Apex Legends. We didn't know much about it other than it being a battle royale set in the Titanfall universe and that it would be revealed today. The stream began at noon sharp and within fifteen minutes a massive new AAA experience was announced and launched. Who needs E3 and years of hype building, anyway?
So what is it? It's a free to play, squad-focused battle royale with characters. So think sort of like Overwatch meets Battlefield and PUBG. You'll pick a character that you can customize however you like and that character has their own abilities that will need to function well within your squad. You'll then all drop on the map, collect loot and slaughter your opponents all while running from an ever-closing wall of red mist. The goal is to be the last alive.
Respawn is also packing plenty of different features into the game to make sure Apex stands out. We've got characters, of course, but the gameplay itself can be different. First, it's possible to respawn after you've died if your squad's ready to risk running out into the open to bring you back. You'll also be able to move around the map much more quickly. Instead of crates and the like, there will be a floating ship full of high quality loot. If you want to get all the details, you can check out the extended deep dive into the game below.
Apex Legends is out right now. It is free to play and you can download it now from here.
We've got the full list of Apex Legends trophies - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
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