If you’ve followed the news this morning, you’d be well aware that Apex Legends, the brand new free-to-play battle royale from Respawn Entertainment, has released alongside its official reveal. Heck, it’s probably already in your download queue.
Here’s a bunch of things that might be helpful to know about Apex Legends, sorted into an easy to digest list before you dive into this unexpected Titanfall spin-off and would-be heir to the battle royale market.
- Apex Legends is a free-to-play Battle Royale game that is available now on consoles and PC.
- The game is set thirty years after the events of Titanfall 2.
- Respawn has been careful to stress the fact that Apex Legends isn’t a true sequel to Titanfall 2, though it’s the same universe.
- The game explores characters and new areas of lore not yet seen in the franchise.
- In a departure to its competitors, Apex Legends pits twenty squads of three against each other, bringing the total player pool to just sixty.
- The game features eight characters, called Legends, at launch.
- Only six of those eight are available from the get-go, with the other two left available to unlock gradually through general play or to unlock by purchase if you’re that way inclined.
- Apex Legends takes place in the Outlands, a once thriving land far away from the Frontier we came to know in the first two Titanfall games. The map itself, while in the Outlands, is called King’s Canyon.
- Apex Legends does not feature titans.
- The game will feature a seasonal content roadmap, with new Legends and weaponry coming on a quarterly basis.
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