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Apex Legends
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Developer(s) Respawn Entertainment
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Engine Source
Platform(s) PC (Origin, Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch
Release date(s) Origin Icon.svgPlaystation Icon.svgXbox Icon.svg February 4, 2019
Steam Icon.svg November 4, 2020
Nintendo Switch Icon.svg March 9, 2021
Genre FPS, hero shooter
Mode(s) Online multiplayer
Rating IGN 9/10[1]
Playstation Icon.svg 89/100 on Metacritic[2]
Xbox Icon.svg 88/100 on Metacritic[3]
Origin Icon.svg 88/100 on Metacritic[4]

Apex Legends is a free-to-play hero shooter game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. It was released on February 4, 2019.

Official description[]

Pick your character. Round up your squad. Show everyone what Legends are made of.
Strategic Squad Play

Whether you're battling on a massive floating city in Battle Royale or dueling in close-quarters Arenas, you'll need to think fast. Master your Legend's unique abilities and coordinate with your teammates to discover new tactics and powerful combinations.

Innovative Combat

Master an expanding assortment of powerful weapons and equipment. You'll need to move fast and learn the rhythms of each weapon to get the most from your arsenal. Plus change it up in limited-time modes, and get ready for a boatload of new content each season.

Ever-expanding Universe

Apex Legends takes place in an immersive universe where the story continues to evolve, maps change each season, and new Legends keep joining the fight. Make your mark on the Apex Games with a multitude of distinct outfits and join the adventure![5]

Gameplay[]

In Apex Legends, players in squads of two or three select a character with pre-set abilities, referred to as a Legend, and battle against other players to be the last squad standing. Players earn experience based on their performance in matches, through which they can earn Apex Packs that contain cosmetic items. Cosmetics can also be purchased from the in-game store, earned through seasonal Battle Passes, or awarded through limited-time events.

In a standard Battle Royale match, all 60 players start in the same dropship flying over the map, and each squad can decide when and where they want to skydive onto the island below. Squads will then scavenge for weapons, materials, and loot, and work with their squadmates to combat other players. When an enemy dies, they drop a deathbox containing all of their loot, which can then be accessed by everybody. Though Apex Legends has both voice and text team chat like most multiplayer first-person shooters, it also includes a ping system so that players can communicate simple concepts without external inputs. Players can also revive any squadmate downed by enemies and respawn squadmates who die by retrieving their Banner from their deathbox. The match is divided into rounds, marked by the shrinking stages of the Ring, which makes the playable area narrower and narrower until eventually enveloping the entire map. In addition, Care Packages and Replicators are periodically dropped into the playable area to provide extra loot.

Story[]

Main article: Lore

Apex Legends takes place in the same universe as Respawn Entertainment's previous games Titanfall and Titanfall 2. These games depicted a war between the Militia and the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) in various habitable planets far from Earth, dubbed "The Frontier". In Apex Legends, this war has been over for years, and both the Militia and IMC have withdrawn from the Frontier. The Outlands, a region on the periphery of the Frontier, has seen a large influx of settlers looking for new opportunities.

Kuben Blisk, former leader of the Apex Predators, established a televised bloodsport called the Apex Games with backing from the Mercenary Syndicate. The arena chosen was Kings Canyon; located on the planet Solace, the island was a former IMC outpost, home of an underground ARES phase shift testing facility, and home of the Thunderdome, a smaller arena where IMC soldiers hosted a smaller-scale bloodsport.

As of 2734, the current year, the Apex Games are popular, highly lucrative, and continue to attract new talents from all over the Outlands. Anyone who manages to win earns the title of Apex Legend.

System Requirements[]

Based on information provided by the Origin launcher.[6]

Recommended requirements
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor (AMD): Ryzen 5 CPU or equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i5-3570K or equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3 @1333 MHz
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ R9 290
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970
  • DirectX: 11 compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: broadband connection
  • Hard-drive space: 22 GB
Minimum requirements
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 4350 or equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i3-6300 or equivalent
  • RAM: 6GB DDR3 @1333 MHz
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7730
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GT 640
  • DirectX: 11 compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 Kbps or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 22 GB

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