- Jan 12, 2018
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Release Date: SURPISE! It’s out now! (Feb 04, 2019)
Genre: FPS, Multiplayer, BR
“Okay so what exactly is it?”
Apex Legends, in short, is a F2P squad based Battle Royale which features 10 playable classes and 60 players making up to 20 squads per match (3 players per squad.)
The overall concept is similar to other Battle Royales such as PUBG and Blops IIII’s Blackout mode.
“So how does it work?”
Right now how it works is after you set up the game, you will be introduced to the play style via tutorial in which you’ll learn how to press gun to fire, move legs to walk and of course, play the game (no guarantees.) after which, you’ll be able to customize your classes in appearance (this is a BR game so there are no weapon customizations or variants outside of skins.)
Or jump straight into the game. The overall UI is closely similar to Fortnite, join friends, invite friends, the store, buying in-game
Currency, leveling up to earn goodies (in this case, loot boxes ala overwatch)
“How does it play?”
Once the game starts, your pick of class depends on your priority of the squad, at random players are chosen within their squad to pick who they want to play as. If you’re second or third, then you’ll need to wait for those above you to pick theirs. Just like with overwatch, only one class can be picked per squad, noT everyone in your group can play as Pathfinder for example. After which, you’ll be strapped to the drop ship along with your squad and you can set up a landing mark, jump together or individually, and then once
You land it’s basic BR gameplay. There are rarities in terms of grenades and armor, but weapons appear to be equal outside of their usual balance.
A few noticeable changes from the norm include the integration of champions, players with the highest overall stats. If you kill them, you get a bonus to your experience.
Also, your teammate is downed, you can revive them. If they are killed, you can grab their banner within a time limit, bring it to a respawn market and you’ll be able to respawn your teammate.
The Circle acts in rounds. After about four minutes, round one will end and the Circle
Will close in. Round two will last three minutes and the Circle will close again ectetra. Last squad standing wins.
This is my first OT so go gentle. I’m also typing from mobile so when I have a chance, I’ll edit in classes, weapons and other deats.
Another thing, it’s pretty evident that plenty of people on GAF don’t give a shit or hate the genre, that’s fine, but please keep this civil.
Edit 1: weapon statistics