Respawn Entertainment and EA have announced Apex Legends, a free to play battle royale shooter. The best part is that it is available right now for PC (via Origin), PlayStation 4 and XBox One. Apex Legends is set in the same universe as Titanfall and features "a cast of unique characters, squad-based gameplay, innovative mechanics and more".
Apex Legends showcases several new genre-leading innovations, starting before players even start the match. Once players are ready to begin, they’ll choose their drop point with the Jumpmaster system, giving each squad full control over exactly where they drop in. Is it smarter to head straight for the most valuable loot and risk early conflict with other teams, or make for one of the outlying areas to plot an attack and let other squads pick each other off?
The innovations don’t stop there as Apex Legends also delivers Respawn Beacons, one-time use locations where defeated teammates can be revived, a contextual Ping communication system that allows players to call out enemies, weapons, locations and more with the push of a button, and an intelligent inventory system which automatically attaches gear and equipment to the appropriate weapons once players pick them up. All together it creates a battle royale experience unlike any other, complete with Respawn’s commitment to top-notch quality and fun.
Season 1 of Apex Legends will begin in March complete with a Battle Pass option to earn cosmetic items by playing the game. Each season will feature different cosmetics based on specific themes.
Learn more on the Apex Legends site.