EA and Respawn Entertainment have released a new game called Apex Legends. This new battle royale game takes place in the same universe as Respawn’s Titanfall. It is free to play and available on PS4, Xbox One and Origin on PC.
Respawn decided to ditch the idea of making Titanfall and took a whole new initiative with Apex Legends. The game only consists of one map. In-game the players are part of trios rather than solos or duos. There are 8 different characters who are called Legends and each of them have unique abilities.
Apex Legend’s game mode consists of 60 players split into 20 squads of 3 players each. Inter-player communication is highly required as it is harder to kill someone in Apex Legends compared to Fortnite and PUBG. Communication is the key factor for eliminating a rival squad. Another great thing about the roster of the 8 legends is that the skills of the characters are not necessary to enjoy the game. Unlike most games, Apex Legend’s gameplay does not depend on the characters’ abilities.
The game also consists of a respawn system which is pretty helpful in maintaining a good match till the end. Unlike Fortnite, where a player could die in the first 30 seconds of the game and then they would have to abandon the match, forcing them to find a new match and pray that they don’t die early. Furthermore, the movement of the characters are fast and sharp. Once you get the hang of the aiming system, it gives you just the right amount of challenge.
In Fortnite and PUBG, players are dropped from the sky and scattered all over the map. However, in Apex Legends, one can suggest a landing spot and others can ping that spot to confirm it. The mechanism of pinging is pivotal for strong teamwork. It can work on almost anything, for example: weapons. ammo, items or even the rival squad. Once you ping, it will appear on your teammate’s HUD. Your teammates can respond to your pings and confirm them.
Neglecting to ping things is what makes you a bad teammate in Apex Legends. As there are no microphones in-game, pinging is useful for your squad’s success. If you’re a newbie and are not very good at shooting, you can ping left and right to make your teammates aware of the situation. So don’t be a bad player, ping whatever you can to make things easier for you and your teammates.
According to a report, the game has gathered 25 million players in its first week. Furthermore, Apex Legends also holds the record of 1 million concurrent players in first 72 hours. Since its release, Apex Legends has gotten an average of more than 250,000 viewers on twitch, however the peak viewers are around 488,060. In comparison, Fortnite received almost half of the average views that Apex Legends has.
The game’s first season will start in March, along with the introduction of a Battle Pass. New legends, weapons and loot will also be added to the game.
Apex Legend has certainly gotten everyone’s attention. It has already broken a few records in the short time since its release. We are surely looking forward to experiencing new modes and hopefully have an amazing time along the way!