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Battle Royale is the standard structure for game modes in Apex Legends. Until the introduction of Arenas in Season 9.svg Season 9, nearly all game modes were variants of Battle Royale.


Battle Royale features a total of 60 players in each match. In Trios, this is divided into twenty squads of three, and in Duos, this is thirty squads of two. The objective of each match is to be the last squad standing; if one player makes it to the end, the whole squad shares the win.

The match begins with all players inside a dropship, flying in a straight path over the map. Players are then allowed to skydive onto the map as they please, lead by their squad's automatically-chosen Jumpmaster. All players are given a starter kit of a Level 1 Helmet.svg Helmet, Evo Shield.svg Evo Shield, and Knockdown Shield.svg Knockdown Shield, as well as two Shield Cell.svg Shield Cells and two Syringe.svg Syringes. All other items must be looted off the ground, from inside Supply Bins, or other map-specific sources of higher-tier loot. Optionally, they can also collect Crafting Icon.svg Materials for use in Crafting.

After being eliminated, players drop a Death Box containing all items they had in their inventory. After their death, their squadmates have 90 seconds to grab that player's Banner Card, which they can then use to respawn them using a Respawn Beacon. If this timer runs out, or if all players on the squad are eliminated, there is no way to respawn them.

Players are forced to constantly move closer to each other thanks to pressure from the Ring, which becomes narrower as the match progresses. Each match also has four Care Packages and two Replicators that are dropped into the ring in random locations.

Round Wait period Time to close Damage/tick Ring Diameter after closing
1 3:00 3:45 2 1000 m
2 2:45 0:45 3 650 m
3 2:15 0:45 10 400 m
4 1:45 0:40 20 200 m
5 1:30 0:40 20 100 m
6 1:00 2:00 25 0.05 m


Battle Royale has three maps made for the mode. Only one map is available at a time, but it rotates between the two maps available during a given season. Maps rotate every one to two hours.

Map Planet Unique features Town Takeovers Overview
Loadingscreen Kings Canyon MU3.png
Kings Canyon
  • Supply ships
  • Loot ticks
  • Flyers
  • Charge towers
  • Observation towers
  • Explosive holds
  • Loot bunkers

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Loadingscreen World's Edge MU2.png
World's Edge
  • Geysers
  • Cargo bots
  • Loot vaults
  • Lava fissures
  • Rising blast walls
  • Train

World's Edge MU2.png
Loadingscreen Olympus MU1.png
  • Tridents
  • Phase Runner
  • Loot MRVNs
  • Icarus Bridge

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Every map has many Out of Bounds zones. If a player stays out of bounds for more than 30 seconds, they are instantly killed. 25 of these 30 seconds are not recovered next time a player leaves bounds.


The Apex Games are a televised blood sport organized by the Mercenary Syndicate under its Apex Games Commission headed by Kuben Blisk.[1]

A successor of sorts to the "Thunderdome" that was organized by the IMC personnel stationed on Kings Canyon[2], it started sometime between 2728 and 2731 and has been running for more than 120 seasons. This new incarnation of the Thunderdome was named after the old mercenary outfit of Blisk, the Apex Predators.

The 124th Season of the games was notable for the inclusion of Silva Pharmaceuticals' daredevil heir Octavio Silva and the daughter of the Game's lead electrical engineer, Natalie Paquette. The games were suspended for a long period after a mysterious figure detonated an EMP blast on the main arena of Kings Canyon's Repulsor Tower. This led to the invasion of wildlife into the arena and the temporary suspension of the games. The Syndicate has used this setback to upgrade the arena with new structures, including a tall maze-like tower called The Cage and a sponsored area of the arena for the legend Octane. While initially successful, more attacks from the mysterious figure have made reconstructing Kings Canyon more effort than it's worth. It was then decided that the games be moved to another arena at World's Edge on the planet of Talos.

A partnership between the new Hammond Robotics and the Mercenary Syndicate was struck after the move to World's Edge. A competitor sponsored by Hammond, Forge, was supposed to compete in the games after passing the qualifying rounds but was murdered during an interview with local media outlet Outlands TV's Lisa Stone. Supposedly because of this partnership with Hammond, a Planetary Harvester was deployed on World's Edge which devastated a few areas of the arena.



  1. PlayApex on Twitter
  2. Loading Screen - King's Canyon - Classic