Apex Legends

  • Developer: Respawn Entertainment
  • Genre: Battle royale, first-person shooter
  • Version: latest
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Official information

Release Date February 4, 2019
Developer Respawn Entertainment
Publisher Electronic Arts
Genre Battle royale, first-person shooter
Language English
System Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4 Under development: Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Switch, Android, iOS
Version latest

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Apex Legends Review: No I in Team

Apex Legends is a brand new free-to-play game in the battle royale genre that will totally blow your mind. The release date had been kept secret until February 4, 2019, when it appeared throughout and gathered an audience close to the scale of Fortnite’s. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PS4 and Xbox One all at once. It takes everything that’s great about other games of the genre and adds a concept of a hero shooter with well-skilled Legends. Another nice add-on is the three-soldier squads, which makes this game pretty much team-centered. Apex Legends download and installation are easy, and with regular uploads, it simply cannot let you down.

Best Friends Forever: Apex Legends Gameplay and Characters

If you used to spend your days and nights playing Titanfall, Apex Legends would quickly become your favourite battle royale shooter. And instead of randomly made characters, it deals with Legends with pre-defined skills, strong and weak points. Each of the eight characters (you start with six and open up two more in the course of the game) falls into one of the basic roles (Offense, Defense, Support, Recon) without disturbing the balance.

Apex Legends Characters

You begin your mission with other two players alongside other teams, up to 20 on one map. Your team has no weapons and must look for them in drops around the map. Weapons are essential to the game, and at the end of the day, the power of your team depends on your ammunition most. The ammo management is smooth, and there’s no need in dozens of micro-actions like in other examples of the genre. The team members communicate with the help of clicks redefined into phrases by their Legends, every found attachment applies to the weapon it’s meant for, and you cannot pick the weapon less potent than your own.

Full Immersion into Titanfall Universe: Apex Legends Graphics

The picturesque Titanfall world has gained the most beautiful modification in here, with graphics so detailed that climbing the walls of abandoned buildings or passing through waterfalls seems like small adventures on their own. Any place on the map makes a perfect combat arena, and you will come back to some spots many times to find some new weapons hidden there, admiring the smallest touches in the design of the environment on the way. Profound graphics makes Apex Legends specs tricky if you expect to play on a budget though.

Apex Legends Graphics

A Word on Apex Legends Specification

Apex Legends PC System Requirements

The base performance of the game will happen on 64-bit Windows 7 with Intel Core i3-6300 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 with RAM of no less than 1GB. Don’t forget to set low to medium settings to get the game going on an old PC or a laptop of moderate power. No matter what gear you choose, Apex Legends game size will take a minimum of 30 GB of free space on your hard drive.

Apex Legends PS4

Apex Legends PS4 version launches smoothly, but you may want to change your controller sensitivity and field of view to be more in control of your game. Those settings along with brightness level and controller assignments can be changed in the options menu.

Apex Legends Xbox One

Same options go for Apex Legends Xbox version. Controls of the game correlate pretty well on all platforms, so you won’t have fewer control abilities than your joystick-owning teammates and vice versa.

Apex Legends free-to-play marketing strategy fits the game perfectly: there’s no pay-to-win mechanics, as you get all the loot and skins you need as your experience level grows, but some additional cosmetic items that you get with the help of microtransactions can be very pleasing.

Sorry, No Titans Here But Many Tricks Instead

As a true Titanfall fan I was desperately looking for them the first time I’ve downloaded Apex Legends on my PC. Developers decided that giant creatures do not suit battle royale genre where mobility and camouflage are the strongest points. But every Apex Legends review will convince you that you will forget about titans after the first 15 minutes. There’s so much going on! And you start to appreciate your Legend after a few fights, as for your teammates — you will appreciate them even more, especially when they pick up your Legend Banner and get you to safety.

There aren’t many Easter eggs in the game, but learning some basic tips would be nice: try to check color trails from other teams when landing to find the safest place on the map; share the loot you got with your team members; be sure to ping enemy locations so that everyone on your team would be aware; choose automatic weapons over regular pistols; regularly check your map for Hot Zones, the towns with chances of a major weapon drop.

Game FAQ:

Q1. Is Apex Legends a free download game?

A1. Apex Legends is a free-to-play game which means you can download and play it for free, but there are in-game microtransactions for additional skins and ammo.

Q2. Is there Apex Legends demo?

A2. No, Apex Legends’ full game version was released by Respawn on the day it was announced.

Q3. Can I play Apex Legends online?

A3. Online is the only way to play Apex Legends as you need to be connected to the server to share the map with other players. Still, it’s required to download the installation file to launch the game. The download is free.

Q4. What is the best Legend of the game?

A3. It’s hard to say, really. They are perfectly balanced. If you’re a beginner, I’d advise you to choose Bloodhound or Bangalore. You always can read Apex Legends reviews to make the right choice for yourself.

Q5. Can I get Apex Legends at Steam for PC?

A5. No, the game is available at Origin for PC gamers.

Q6. What is Apex Legends age rating?

A6. ESRB: Teen

 

Conclusion

Apex Legends is standing on the Fortnite’s toes at the moment. Apex Legends downloads have exceeded 25 million in the first week after it’s launch, and most likely has kept its audience right up this moment. For me, it’s the perfect mix of a hero shooter, a high-quality battle-royale game, meticulous teamwork, and a well-built strategy. Add the most coherent and beautiful world among battle-royale games with sands and jungle, and a Loch Ness monster somewhere close, and you get yourself a game of the year. 

Cons:

  • Requires up-to-date gear to launch smoothly
  • Teamwork can make you feel uncomfortable if you’re a convinced loner

Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics
  • Well-balanced characters
  • Perfect management
  • Amazing teamwork
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