Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.

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by Monkey Man » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:46 am

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Apex Legends is a free-to-play* Battle Royale shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame & fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Master an ever-growing roster of diverse Legends, deep tactical squad play and bold new innovations that level up the Battle Royale experience—all within a rugged world where anything goes. Welcome to the next evolution of Battle Royale.


Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Formats: PC/PS4/XB1
Genre: Hero Battle Royale in Titanfall Universe
Price: Free-to-Play* (*cosmetic items acquired through in-game or paid currency, new Legends acquired through in-game or paid currency, cosmetic loot boxes acquired through in-game or paid currency, Battle Pass)

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Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and Respawn Entertainment launched Apex Legends™, a free-to-play* battle royale shooter available right now on Origin for PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. Set in the Titanfall™ universe, Apex Legends shakes up the battle royale genre with a cast of unique characters, squad-based gameplay, innovative mechanics and more.

Apex Legends delivers a squad-based battle royale experience with a uniquely Respawn flavor. Players will select from one of eight Legends - each with their own unique abilities and playstyles - and the last team standing wins. Combatants can choose from unique characters like Bloodhound, the tracker who can see recent enemy activity on the map, or Lifeline, a battlefield medic who can shield teammates and bring them back from the brink of death. Balanced squads and teamwork are critical, as each Legend is easy to pick up and learn, but challenging to master.

The first season of Apex Legends is scheduled to kick off in March and will give players the opportunity to purchase a Battle Pass to gain access to exclusive cosmetic items earned through gameplay. Apex Legendswill follow a seasonal model with each themed season bringing new content to the game in the form of new weapons, new Legends, new skins and more.

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Bangalore - Professional Soldier
Born into a military family where she, her parents, and her four older brothers all served in the IMC Armed Forces, Bangalore has been an exceptional soldier since she was young. She was top of her class at the IMC Military Academy and the only cadet who could take apart a Peacekeeper, equip it with a Precision Choke hop-up, and put it back together in under twenty seconds – blindfolded.

Tactical Ability: Smoke Launcher - Fire a high-velocity smoke canister that explodes into a smoke wall on impact.
Passive Ability: Double Time - Taking fire while sprinting makes you move faster for a brief time.
Ultimate Ability: Rolling Thunder - Call in an artillery strike that slowly creeps across the landscape.

Bloodhound - Technological Tracker
Bloodhound is known across the Outlands as one of the greatest game hunters the Frontier has ever seen – and that’s about all anyone knows. Their identity is a mystery wrapped in layers of rumors: they are fabulously wealthy, a bloodthirsty murderer, a Goliath whisperer, a former slave, half bat, and a dozen other things depending on who’s doing the whispering.

Tactical Ability: Eye of the Allfather - Briefly reveal hidden enemies, traps, and clues throughout structures in front of you.
Passive Ability: Tracker - See tracks left behind by your foes.
Ultimate Ability: Beast of the Hunt - Enhances your senses, allowing you move faster and highlighting your prey.

Caustic - Toxic Trapper
Before there was Caustic, a scientist named Alexander Nox worked at Humbert Labs, the Frontier’s leading manufacturer of pesticide gases. With a glut of pesticides needed to protect the growing Frontier colonies’ crops, Humbert Labs was constantly on the hunt for better and stronger formulas. Nox was one of their brightest scientists and worked day and night developing new gases. But to make sure they worked, he needed to test them on more than just inert tissue: he needed something living.

Tactical Ability: Nox Gas Trap - Drop canisters that release deadly Nox gas when shot or triggered by enemies.
Passive Ability: Nox Vision - Allows you to see enemies through your gas.
Ultimate Ability: Not Gas Grenade - Blankets a large area in Nox Gas.

Gibraltar - Shielded Fortress
Gibraltar is a gentle giant with a wild side. The son of two SARAS (Search and Rescue Association of Solace) volunteers, he has always been skilled at getting others out of dangerous situations that are common in the Outlands. However, he only began to understand the value of protecting others when he and his boyfriend stole his father’s motorcycle, took it on a joyride, and got trapped by a deadly mudslide. His parents saved them, and his father lost an arm in the process. Gibraltar has never forgotten that sacrifice and has devoted his life to helping those in need.

Tactical Ability: Dome of Protection - Throw down a dome-shield that blocks attacks for 15 seconds.
Passive Ability: Gun Shield - Aiming down sights deploys a gun shield that blocks incoming fire.
Ultimate Ability: Defensive Bombardment - Call in a concentrated mortar strike on a marked position.

Lifeline - Combat Medic
Ajay Che, aka Lifeline, isn’t someone you would expect to find in the Apex Games. Once the child of wealthy war profiteers, she left home when she learned of the damage her family had caused and enlisted in the Frontier Corps, a humanitarian organization that aids Frontier communities in need. She’s since devoted her life to helping others and joined the Apex Games to fund the Frontier Corps with her winnings.

Tactical Ability: D.O.C. Heal Drone - Call your Drone of Compassion to automatically heal nearby teammates over time.
Passive Ability: Combat Medic - Revive knocked down teammates faster while protected by a shield wall. Healing items are used 25% faster.
Ultimate Ability: Care Package - Call in a drop pod full of high-quality defensive gear.

Mirage - Holographic Trickster
Mirage is the kind of guy who likes to stand out. The youngest of four brothers, he perfected the art of fooling around to get attention. The one thing he took seriously was Holo-Pilot technology: introduced to the illusion-creating tech by his engineer mother, he poured over the mechanisms and learned all he could about them. Even when his brothers went MIA during the Frontier War, Mirage and his mother continued to develop holo devices, and the work brought them closer.

Tactical Ability: Psyche Out - Send out a holographic decoy to confuse the enemy.
Passive Ability: Encore! - Automatically drop a decoy and cloak for five seconds when knocked down.
Ultimate Ability: Vanishing Act - Deploy a team of Decoys to distract enemies while you cloak.

Pathfinder - Forward Scout
Pathfinder is the picture of optimism, despite his circumstances. A MRVN (Mobile Robotic Versatile eNtity) modified to specialize in location scouting and surveying, he booted up decades ago in an abandoned laboratory with no idea who created him or why. With only his MRVN designation to hint at his identity, Pathfinder set off in search of his creator.

Tactical Ability: Grappling Hook - Grapple to get to out-of-reach places quickly.
Passive Ability: Insider Knowledge - Scan a survey beacon to reveal the ring’s next location.
Ultimate Ability: Zipline Gun - Create a zipline for everyone to use.

Wraith - Interdimensional Skirmisher
Wraith is a whirlwind fighter, able to execute swift and deadly attacks and manipulate spacetime by opening rifts in the fabric of reality — but she has no idea how she got that way. Years ago, she woke up in an IMC Detention Facility for the Mentally Ill with no memory of her life before. She also began hearing a distant voice whispering in her mind that would keep her awake for days on end. Despite nearly driving her insane, once she started to listen and trust it, the voice helped her harness her newfound power of void manipulation and escape the facility.

Tactical Ability: Into the Void - Reposition quickly through the safety of void space, avoiding all damage.
Passive Ability: Voices from the Void - A voice warns you when danger approaches. As far as you can tell, it’s on your side.
Ultimate Ability: Dimensional Rift - Link two locations with portals for 60 seconds, allowing your entire team to use them.


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Hands up those who trust the opinions of influencers invited to a private event at a company's expense, even when anonymous...

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Tafdolphin wrote:Hands up those who trust the opinions of influencers invited to a private event at a company's expense, even when anonymous...


I'll give it a go as its "free", but all those quotes seem really similar to those montages of people playing Evolve or Lawbreakers prior to release. Zero trust in ea so i expect it will be a short-lived experience once the grind is kicked into gear after a couple of hours to incentivise spending money.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:17 am

Trelliz wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Hands up those who trust the opinions of influencers invited to a private event at a company's expense, even when anonymous...


I'll give it a go as its "free", but all those quotes seem really similar to those montages of people playing Evolve or Lawbreakers prior to release. Zero trust in ea so i expect it will be a short-lived experience once the grind is kicked into gear after a couple of hours to incentivise spending money.


I do like the fact that marketers have cottoned on to the that lack of trust, so all quotes must now be 'anonymous.' But yeah. I'll DL it, play for an hour and then probably delete.

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by Sandy » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:20 am

I don't get companies. They've had years of watching companies piss their money up the wall trying to take on WoW and now they're all going to do exactly the same thing with Battle Royal.

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by Pedz » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:04 am

Lawbreakers was actually very good though. I guess people's hatred of Cliff Blizinkski ruled out though.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:45 am

Did someone mention Lawbreakers? Time to re-up the greatest videogame documentary ever made:


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by Photek » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:39 am

I just thought I'd pop in here and mention that no one has seen and/or played it in here so chill.

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by jiggles » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:51 am

Cliffy's a bellend and Lawbreakers was marketed poorly, but it was an excellent game. Seeing dislikeable people getting owned and dogpiling is literally the only thing that matters anymore.

I've seen people *already* dismiss Apex Legends because "EA", "free to play", "no wallrunning" or "no titans". Doesn't matter that the studio hasn't put out a game yet that wasn't brilliant, or that the staff has a long history of making world class shooters.

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by Photek » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:55 am

Yep, if this turns out in any way half decent Taf will have to go fishing for negative yt vids about it longer so that's a tiny win.

This era of wanting a game to fail before anyone's played it is straight up bizarre and Red Dead Redemption 2 being GOTY really butt hurt some around here.

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by OrangeRKN » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:01 am

I'll download it and give it a go, Titanfall 2 built plenty of good faith

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:07 am

Photek wrote:Yep, if this turns out in any way half decent Taf will have to go fishing for negative yt vids about it longer so that's a tiny win.

This era of wanting a game to fail before anyone's played it is straight up bizarre and Red Dead Redemption 2 being GOTY really butt hurt some around here.


I don't want it to fail. I hope it's good. If it's a success we might get a full-on TF3 which I am all the way here for.

Experience would demand caution however, and I strawberry floating hate the influencer-sphere and it's evolution into a PR arm of the major publishers.

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by Monkey Man » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:47 am

Tafdolphin wrote:
Photek wrote:Yep, if this turns out in any way half decent Taf will have to go fishing for negative yt vids about it longer so that's a tiny win.

This era of wanting a game to fail before anyone's played it is straight up bizarre and Red Dead Redemption 2 being GOTY really butt hurt some around here.


I don't want it to fail. I hope it's good. If it's a success we might get a full-on TF3 which I am all the way here for.

Experience would demand caution however, and I strawberry floating hate the influencer-sphere and it's evolution into a PR arm of the major publishers.


TF3 is already in development, probably out 2020 with Respawn releasing Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order later this year.

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by Pedz » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:49 pm

jiggles wrote:Cliffy's a bellend and Lawbreakers was marketed poorly, but it was an excellent game. Seeing dislikeable people getting owned and dogpiling is literally the only thing that matters anymore.

I've seen people *already* dismiss Apex Legends because "EA", "free to play", "no wallrunning" or "no titans". Doesn't matter that the studio hasn't put out a game yet that wasn't brilliant, or that the staff has a long history of making world class shooters.


I'm not saying it's going to be gooseberry fool or anything, it may be a good BR game, but the Wallrunning and Titans make Titanfall unique and that is missing and it's disappointing, surely you can see that?

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by rinks » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:49 pm

I hate battle royales. I’ll try it.

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by rinks » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:50 pm

Or should that be battles royale?

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by jiggles » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:21 pm

Pedz wrote:
jiggles wrote:Cliffy's a bellend and Lawbreakers was marketed poorly, but it was an excellent game. Seeing dislikeable people getting owned and dogpiling is literally the only thing that matters anymore.

I've seen people *already* dismiss Apex Legends because "EA", "free to play", "no wallrunning" or "no titans". Doesn't matter that the studio hasn't put out a game yet that wasn't brilliant, or that the staff has a long history of making world class shooters.


I'm not saying it's going to be gooseberry fool or anything, it may be a good BR game, but the Wallrunning and Titans make Titanfall unique and that is missing and it's disappointing, surely you can see that?


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by Tafdolphin » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:29 pm

Apex Legends: If you Want Titanfall Play Titanfall

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by rinks » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:07 pm

I never played Hearthstone, because it was nothing like the Warcraft games I loved.


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