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The universe of Apex Legends spans many planets in many solar systems. They are divided into two regions: the Core Systems and the Frontier.

History[edit | edit source]

The Frontier was initially discovered and settled by the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) and its various subsidiaries, each with conflicting motivations behind the colonization effort. One reason however, is the most prevalent: Resources. The exploration and the colonization of the Frontier gave a major boost to IMC support in the Core Systems.

Frontier colonization ramped up with the passage of the IMC Serviceman's Readjustment Act (the IMC's so-called "G.I. Bill"), which awarded veterans of IMC-backed military campaigns in the Core Systems various benefits; loans to start businesses and farms on the Frontier, low-cost mortgages and guaranteed property rights on Frontier worlds to start new lives. These new rush of settlers still had the combat skills they have acquired over the course of the conflict, including commandeering Titans.

In time, conflict erupted yet again in the Core Systems and this has led to neglect from the IMC of the Frontier settlers for decades. This has allowed the development of the Frontier largely independent from the IMC, the growth of a fiercely independent culture and the rise of lawlessness in the area. The conflicts in the Core Systems eventually ended with the IMC as the victor. Exhausted of resources from decades of war however, the IMC decided to return to the Frontier en masse and seeing the Frontier colonies thriving, declared eminent domain - citing their initial investment in the Frontier's colonization. Planets were seized and mining installations propped up at astonishing speeds, Frontier settlers meanwhile, were forcibly relocated or evicted from their homes. The various perceived injustices led to the formation of the "Frontier Militia", a confederation of various planetary armies, pirate and mercenary groups with one goal in mind: protect the Frontier and their way of life from the IMC.

The formation of the Militia and its subsequent attacks on IMC garrisons was what was presumably the reason for the start of the Titan Wars. The wars went on for a couple of years and ended in the IMC's victory. Only fifteen years after this conflict however, an attack on a small colony on the planet Troy started the Frontier War which raged on for more than a decade. The Militia victory in the Battle of Demeter turned the tide of war and put the IMC on the defensive, cut off from supplies from the Core Systems, the remaining IMC forces limped on as the Remnant Fleet. The war eventually ended after the Battle of Gridiron, which left both the Militia and the IMC with no capabilities to wage more battles.

With the end of the Frontier War, a group of star systems on the fringe of the frontier known as the Outlands were seized by a group calling themselves the Mercenary Syndicate. The group established themselves as the ruling body of the area and also revived an old bloodsport and renamed it the "Apex Games", after the infamous Frontier War mercenary outfit.

Core Systems[edit | edit source]

The Core Systems include Earth, its solar system, and other solar systems easily accessible from Earth. Little is known about the geopolitical state of these systems.

The Frontier[edit | edit source]

The Frontier is an unusually dense cluster of habitable planets. Discovered in 2292, the Frontier was primarily colonized by the IMC, as they had the only ships capable of making the long journey.[1]

Demeter[edit | edit source]

Demeter is a planet on the edge of the Frontier. Nicknamed "the Gateway", Demeter is the closest planet to the Core Systems, and as such contains a major refueling station critical for ships making the journey between the Core Systems and the Frontier. In the penultimate mission in Titanfall, the Frontier Militia attacked and successfully destroyed the refueling station, leaving the IMC forces stranded without backup.

The planet orbits a dying red giant star, and has at least four moons.[2]

Typhon[edit | edit source]

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Typhon was a planet in the Frontier. It was Wraith's home planet, and the site of the campaign of Titanfall 2. It had a moon, Orthros. The planet was destroyed by the IMC's Fold Weapon backfiring.

Gridiron[edit | edit source]

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Gridiron is Bangalore's home planet. It appears in Titanfall as an IMC-controlled planet which is heavily terraformed, contains large swaths of desert, and has a population of 90 million. Gridiron was the site of one of the last battles in the Frontier War.

The Titanfall map Rise takes place on Gridiron.

Other planets[edit | edit source]

  • Angelia
  • Cibus
  • Eden
  • Harmony
  • Leviathan
  • Troy
  • Victor

The Outlands[edit | edit source]

The Outlands is a small cluster of planets on the fringes of the Frontier. Travel from the Core Systems to the Outlands takes roughly 20 years.[3] Initially colonized in the 2300s, the Outlands was controlled by the IMC for most of its history, primarily because of its military and mining outposts. From 2713 to 2719, the IMC began to retract from the Outlands to focus its efforts on the Frontier War. The Outlands Civil War ran from 2716 to 2723, and ended with the Mercenary Syndicate Treaty; the six planets that signed became Syndicate Space, while the rest became the independent Fringe Worlds.

Solace[edit | edit source]

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Solace is a desert planet in the Outlands, where it is always summer. It is considered to be the center of the Outlands because of its location. It is infamous for its lawlessness.[4] Previously controlled by the IMC as a research and development outpost, Solace now falls under Syndicate jurisdiction. Native fauna include Flyers and Leviathans. It is the home planet of Mirage, Gibraltar, Wattson, and Revenant.

Locations include:

  • Kings Canyon - Formerly an IMC military base on the Duchess River, now an arena for the Apex Games.
  • Solace City - The only city on the planet,[4] positioned near the coast of the Nostos Ocean. Home of Mirage and his bar, the Paradise Lounge.
  • Eelhead Bay - A fishing village that became part of Solace City. Home of Wattson.
  • Little Mouse - A small town 10 km outside of Solace City, and home of Gibraltar's family since Solace was first colonized.[3]

Talos[edit | edit source]

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Talos is a volcanic planet in the Outlands. Initially deemed uninhabitable, after the discovery of a rare mineral compound, the IMC invested in cooling towers to make the landscape inhabitable. Today, the planet falls under Syndicate jurisdiction. Native fauna include Prowlers and Goliaths. It is the home planet of Bloodhound.

Locations include:

  • World's Edge - Formerly an IMC mining outpost, now an arena for the Apex Games.
  • Bloodhound's village - A small community of hunters who spurn modern technology, located near World's Edge.

Psamathe[edit | edit source]

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Psamathe (pronounced suh-MATH-ee[5]) is a metropolitan planet in the Outlands, distinguished for its high cost of living. The planet is ruled by an oligarchy of the richest residents, and although it has no official military, there are numerous personal armies owned by citizens. It is the smallest planet in the Outlands.[4] It is the home planet of Lifeline, Octane, and Horizon.

Locations include:

  • Olympus - A floating city in the sky, now an arena for the Apex Games.
  • Malta - Another metropolitan city. Fight Night takes place here, as does the Season 7 Quest, Family Portrait.
  • Dionysus - Psamathe's moon. A "resort moon" for people to live their richest fantasies. An extremely exclusive getaway destination.[4]

Gaea[edit | edit source]

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Gaea is another planet in the Outlands with a large urban population. Most of the planet consists of farms.[4] Like Psamathe, it also has its own police force, the Gaea Global Task Force, who are infamously ruthless.[6] Likewise, their leaders are said to be very tyrannical.[4] It is the home planet of Caustic, Crypto, and Rampart.

Locations include:

  • Suotamo - One of the largest cities in the Outlands. Known for its resemblance to Angel City, including an angel statue.[4] Home of Ticacek Orphanage and Crypto's former home.
  • Zaldana City - Former home of Humbert Labs, where Alexander Nox was found dead.
  • Hollygrove - Caustic's birthplace.

Salvo[edit | edit source]

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Salvo is a planet that was formerly one of the Fringe Worlds. It has recently come under new leadership and agreed to become the seventh planet in Syndicate Space[7]. It is the home planet of Fuse.

Other planets[edit | edit source]

  • Boreas - Another Syndicate planet.
  • Tartarus - Another Syndicate planet.
  • Nexus - Another Outlands planet, presumably a Fringe World.[8]
  • Raffi - Another Fringe World.[9]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. From Pathfinder's Quest, chapter 1
  2. Stated in The Art of Titanfall
  3. 3.0 3.1 From Pathfinder's Quest, chapter 2
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 From Pathfinder's Quest, chapter 8
  5. Tom Casiello on Twitter
  6. Loba's story page: A Mother's Advice
  7. Tweet from @PlayApex
  8. From Pathfinder's Quest, chapter 5
  9. From Pathfinder's Quest, chapter 6