Yesterday saw the not really a surprise at all launch of Apex Legends, a new free-to-play Battle Royale from the makers of Titanfall, Respawn. Players will select from one of eight Legends - each with their own unique abilities and playstyles - and the last team standing wins. In Apex Legends, 20 squads of three players each face off in a large map created to foster both close-quarters and long range combat.
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The free-to-play game is sort of like a cross between Overwatch and Call of Duty's Blackout battle royale mode. You can choose from different characters such as Bloodhound (a tracker that can see enemy activity on the map) or Lifeline (a medic), among others. The battle royale game allows for 60 players, or "Legends", in total. Apex Legends also has seasons, and the battle passes unlock exclusive vanity items for these timed events. The anonymous poster gave no indication of their alleged status in the game's development.
Respawning in Apex Legends can take a while and respawned players will not have any gear or weapons when they return to the game. Loot boxes won't serve you doubles, there is also something called "bad luck insurance", which ensures you'll get a high-tier drop after repeated busts. A seasonal model will continue, with each themed season bringing new content in the form of weapons, Legends, skins and more.
While Apex Legends was only supposed to be unveiled yesterday, Respawn decided to make it officially available to download for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.