EA clearly doesn't want to be left out of the battle royale party, introducing the free-to-play Apex Legends to the market for PS4, Xbox One, and PC players. In this complete guide to everything you need to know about Apex Legends, we'll detail if the game has a Battle Pass, how the microtransactions work, if there are titans in the game, Apex Legends cross platform support, and more.
What is Apex Legends
If you've always wanted a free-to-play battle royale game set in the Titanfall universe but without any mechs, Apex Legends is the game of your dreams. Rather than being able to jump inside a mech (which was a very cool part of the Titanfall series, let's be honest), you get to play as a character who has a unique skill. These include being able to see where players have been on the map or shielding teammates while you revive them.
Items and weapons will be placed in random locations in each match, although it remains to be seen if this is based on a pool of locations. The play area will shrink over time (as is the norm for the genre) and the last team standing wins.
- Apex Legends Release Date
- Is Apex Legends on Switch?
- How Many Players is Apex Legends?
- Can you Respawn in Apex Legends?
- Are There Titans in Apex Legends?
- Are There Microtransactions in Apex Legends?
- Is There a Battle Pass in Apex Legends?
- What is the Maximum Level in Apex Legends?
- Does Apex Legends Have Cross platform play Between PS4, Xbox One, and PC?
Apex Legends Release Date
In what would have been rather a big surprise had it not been for numerous leaks, Apex Legends is out right now. If you own a PC, PS4, or Xbox One you can download and play the game now for no cost.Watch live video from playapex on www.twitch.tv
Is Apex Legends on Switch?
Although Apex Legends is built on a modified version of the Source engine (Valve's engine, which Respawn used to build Titanfall and Titanfall 2, and runs on relatively weak hardware), Apex Legends hasn't been announced for Nintendo Switch. It's not clear if the game will ever come to Switch. The Switch has proven capable of running battle royale shooters, with Fortnite offering a solid gameplay experience on the console.
How Many Players is Apex Legends?
Apex Legends is a squad-based shooter, with a maximum of three players per team in games that can feature up to 60 players. It's not yet clear if this will always be the maximum player count or if EA and Respawn will look at increasing the number once the launch is out of the way.
Can you Respawn in Apex Legends?
Bizarrely for a battle royale game, you can, in fact, respawn in Respawn's Apex Legends. Respawn beacons offer a one-time use revive for fallen players. We'll have to play the game to see what impact this has on the flow of the game.
Are There Titans in Apex Legends?
Although Apex Legends is set in the Titanfall universe, you may have noticed the name "Titanfall" missing from the title. That's because you can't actually use titans in Apex Legends. This might come as a bit of a disappointment for fans of the series, but the on-foot gameplay should still feel familiar. Other cool systems include advanced control over where players want to land on the map and intelligent weapon upgrades, which automatically attaches gear to weapons.
Are There Microtransactions in Apex Legends?
Yes, there are microtransactions in Apex Legends. These appear to be for cosmetic items only and should work similarly to those in shooters like Overwatch and Fortnite: Battle Royale.
Is There a Battle Pass in Apex Legends?
A Fortnite-style Battle Pass will be available, using a seasons model that Epic's shooter has popularized. The first season is set to begin in March, with owners of the Battle Pass getting access to exclusive cosmetic items that can be earned through in-game accomplishments.
What is the Maximum Level in Apex Legends?
In Apex Legends, you start with a Player Level of 1, and this can be increased through earning XP. Every time you level up, you'll earn either Apex Packs, Legend Tokens, or maybe even both if you're really lucky. The maximum player level in Apex Legends is 100, and once you've hit this level cap, you'll earn bonus Legend Tokens by earning XP during matches.
Does Apex Legends Have Cross Platform Support?
At the time of writing, right around the launch of Apex Legends, Respawn's new game does not feature cross platform support. So for example, if you're playing on PS4 or PC, you won't be able to play with your friends that are playing Apex Legends on Xbox One. However, Respawn told Eurogamer that it plans to add Apex Legends cross platform support in the future, but this won't include purchases and progress being shared across multiple platforms. If that happens, we'll be sure to update this section straight away.
It's not yet clear when Crass Platform support will be added to Apex Legends or how it will work. While not being able to carry purchases and progress from one platform to another is a shame, being able to play Apex Legends cross platform will be a welcome addition.
That's all there is to know about Apex Legends, the free-to-play battle royale shooter from Respawn and EA.