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Respawn launches f2p Apex Legends on PC, Xbox One, PS4

by Mark Tyson on 5 February 2019, 11:11

Tags: Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA)

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Yesterday evening Respawn, well known as the makers of the Titanfall series, launched a brand new Battle Royale shooter called Apex Legends. This is a free to play (f2p) game set in the Titanfall universe "where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame & fortune," says publisher EA. Like its gaming rivals on the PC, Fortnite et al, the PC minimum and recommended specs will be quite low and it shares a familiar cartoon-ish character art style to many - including the PUBG Lite currently in testing. The game runs using a modified version of Valve's Source engine.

The official launch trailer, embedded above, shows three playable characters and delivers a brief history of each and a preview of their special abilities. The Origin game page says that these are just three of "a growing roster of powerful Legends, each with their own unique personality, strengths and abilities that are easy to pick up but challenging to truly master". Join with some other team members to form the 'ultimate crew' in the game. Then, in game, you will play to your strengths and build strategies to win.

Respawn touts a "brand-new array of innovative features," that will help differentiate Apex Legends from the pack of Battle Royale games piling up. Some of those features include; Respawn Beacons, Smart Comms, Intelligent Inventory, and Jumpmaster deployment. The game will include loot boxes with powerful weapons, mods, armour and so on, as well as cosmetic, personalisation, and celebration enhancements.

System requirements are pleasingly low on PC, and it should therefore offer a fluid gaming experience on today's consoles too.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 4350 or Equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i3 6300 or Equivalent
  • Memory: 6GB - DDR3 @1333 RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 7730
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
  • DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 22GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor (AMD): Ryzen 5 CPU or Equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i5 3570K or Equivalent
  • Memory: 8GB - DDR3 @1333 RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon R9 290
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: Broadband Connection
  • Hard-drive space: 22GB

 

If you are interested you can download Apex Legends on PC now via Origin. At that link you will also see paid-for goodies collections such as the Starter Pack, Founders Pack (coins, skins etc), or various amounts of coins on their own. Xbox One and PS4 gamers are likely to find it in their stores now too.



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Apex Legends “broke a million unique players in under 8 hours” according to Respawn chief Vince Zampella's recent Tweet.
I'm impressed they got the Source engine to be so bogged down that recommended spec is a GTX970 or R9 290.

Battle royale is really starting to piss me off. Went to a games cafe place in my city recently to play something a little retro with a bunch of friends and the place was closed for the entire day for a private event, wherein that event was a horde of 5-13 year olds playing Fortnite and screaming at each other. At this rate I'm going to need some new game about indiscriminately killing everyone to de-stress.. :mad:
i saw ‘loot boxes’ and immediately lost interest.
Ozaron
I'm impressed they got the Source engine to be so bogged down that recommended spec is a GTX970 or R9 290.

Battle royale is really starting to piss me off. Went to a games cafe place in my city recently to play something a little retro with a bunch of friends and the place was closed for the entire day for a private event, wherein that event was a horde of 5-13 year olds playing Fortnite and screaming at each other. At this rate I'm going to need some new game about indiscriminately killing everyone to de-stress.. :mad:

So true. I've taken to giving up on online games and switched back to single player only. Just can't be bothered with main stream gaming now its all battle royal. I guess its just a repeat of when everyone just played COD and called themselves a gamer. I stopped playing COD online at that point.
Battle royal everything. Its like the cinema now boring super hero movies.