Today we learned all about Respawn’s upcoming game Apex Legends. We have been seeing lots of leaks or rumors about this game being Titanfall 3 but no that is not the case. It is a spinoff of the Titanfall games but is nothing like the others. Oh, have I said that Apex Legends is already out on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Ok now for the facts:
Conquer with character in Apex Legends, a free-to-play* Battle Royale shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame & fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Master an ever-growing roster of diverse Legends, deep tactical squad play and bold new innovations that level up the Battle Royale experience—all within a rugged world where anything goes. Welcome to the next evolution of Battle Royale.
A Roster of Legendary Characters
-Master a growing roster of powerful Legends, each with their own unique personality, strengths and abilities that are easy to pick up but challenging to truly master.
Build Your Crew
-Choose your Legend and combine their unique skills together with other players to form the ultimate crew.
Strategic Battle Royale
-Use your abilities–and your wits–to make strategic calls on the fly, adapting your crew’s strengths to meet new challenges as the match evolves.
-Experience a brand-new array of innovative features that level up the Battle Royale genre, including Respawn Beacons, Smart Comms, Intelligent Inventory and an all-new way to drop into the action with Jumpmaster deployment.
Sweet, Sweet Loot
-Drop in and loot up with a host of powerful weapons, diverse attachments and useful armor to protect you in battle. After the fight, collect a wealth of cosmetic options for personalizing your character and weapons, and unlock new ways to show off during the match.
Drew McCoy, executive producer on ApexLegends said:
“This wasn’t a game any of us expected to make at Respawn after Titanfall, including myself,” …. But after putting together a prototype that was equal parts “janky and ugly” and “really fun,” Respawn decided to throw the entire studio at the project. “We were going to make a triple-A, proper game out of battle royale,” McCoy added.
The game is described as:
It is a three-person, squad-only competitive shooter with a maximum
matchsize of 60 players, as opposed to the 100-person, solo-duo-squad mix offered by Fortnite and its many copycats. Like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode, Apex Legends is first-person only. “
You can pick from up to six starting classes, with two additional classes at launch that can be unlocked by playing the game and earning currency or purchasing them outright from the in-game store. Classes each have three abilities: one passive one, one tactical one on a multi-second cooldown, and one ultimate that charges up over the course of many minutes and can be used only sparingly in a single match. Mixing and matching abilities between classes
is one wayRespawn hopes Apex can stand out from the pack.
The classes, referred to as legends in the game, aren’t just your standard fill-in-the-blank shooter presets, either. Each is designed with a personality and flair fitting for an Overwatchhero. For instance, Wraith, a cold and unforgiving female assassin character, can warp through space-time, which lets her become invincible and invulnerable to escape attacks and create warp tunnels for her teammates. There’s also the hardened weapons expert Bangalore, who can call in missile strikes and drop smoke bombs. Mirage, a witty, playful combatant, can create holograms of himself to distract enemies and squeeze out of tight situations.
The others, like the poison gas-using Caustic, the enemy-tracking Bloodhound, and the medic-focused Lifeline, all bring unique twists to combat. There’s even a robot character, not unlike Overwatch’s Bastion, that can hack terminals to reveal the next circle and set up grappling hook lines for his teammates to scale
you can revive your teammates after they have died
There will be a Fortnite-style battle pass seasonal subscription for unlocking new legend costumes, character animations, weapon skins, and other cosmetics.
There will also be loot crates with randomized cosmetics that you can buy with in-game currency and real money, but Respawn says it will post drop rates in-game and on its website, and will never give you something you already have.
OK, Now for the videos: