Apex Legends

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Apex Legends
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Developer(s)
Respawn Entertainment
Publisher(s)
Electronic Arts
Engine
Source
Release date(s)
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February 04, 2019
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November 04, 2020
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2021
Mode(s)
Multiplayer

Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game created by Respawn Entertainment and released on 04 February 2019.

Official description[edit | edit source]

Show ‘em what you're made of in Apex Legends, a free-to-play Battle Royale game where contenders from across the Frontier team up to battle for glory, fame, and fortune.
Strategic Battle Royale

If you're going to survive the Apex Games, you have to think fast. Master your Legend's abilities, make strategic calls on the fly, and use your team's strengths to your advantage in vicious 60-player matches.

Innovative Combat

Experience the next evolution of battle royale with Respawn Beacons you can use to resurrect your teammates, Smart Comms to help you communicate, Intelligent Inventory so you can grab only what you need, and an all-new way to drop into the action with Jumpmaster deployment.

Regular Seasons

Compete every season to unlock new Legends, fresh weapons, themed loot, and more.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Apex Legends is an online multiplayer battle royale first-person shooter. Players in small squads of two or three select a pre-made character, referred to as a Legend, and battle against other players to be the last squad standing.

In a standard 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. Though Apex Legends has both voice and text chat like most multiplayer FPSes, it also includes a ping system so that players can communicate simple concepts without a microphone or keyboard. Players can also revive any squadmates who are downed by enemies and respawn squadmates who die.

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.

Players earn experience based on their performance in matches, through which they can earn cosmetic items. Cosmetics can also be purchased from the in-game store, earned through seasonal Battle Passes, or awarded through limited-time events.

Story[edit | edit source]

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 in various habitable planets far from Earth, dubbed 'The Frontier'. In Apex, 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 2733, the current year, the Apex Games is popular, highly lucrative, and continues to attract new talent from all over the Outlands. Anyone who manages to win earns the title of Apex Legend.

System Requirements[edit | edit source]

Based on information provided by EA.[1]

Recommended requirements
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel i5 3570K or equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
  • GPU RAM: 8GB
  • HARD DRIVE: Minimum 22 GB of free space


Minimum requirements
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • RAM: 6GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD 7730
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB
  • HARD DRIVE: Minimum 22 GB of free space


Consider looking at PCGamer's article[2] on tweaking settings for a performance boost.

You should target higher frame rates in a fast-paced game like Apex Legends. If you're targeting a solid 60 FPS on 1080p with high settings, you would be needing at least the performance of a RX 580 8GB or GTX 1060 6GB[3] for your GPU and at least the performance of a AMD Ryzen 5 2600. or Intel Core i5 8400[4] for CPU. Note that the VRAM will bottleneck your system to dip below 60fps at 6 GB of VRAM if you choose an 8GB VRAM budget on the 1060.[5]

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