Respawn’s Free-To-Play ‘Apex Legends’ Battle Royale Available Now

It is a free-to-play first-person shooter that is going to be monetized with a battle pass just like Fortnite Battle Royale.

Respawn revealed in a recent interview with Eurogamer that the team is not now working on Titanfall 3 after announcing its latest free-to-play spin-off Apex Legends. The game was announced and launched simultaneously yesterday for PC (via Origin), PlayStation 4 and XBox One. For players who had trouble figuring out which scope went with a particular weapon in PUBG, Apex Legends has gear automatically attach to the appropriate weapons once a player loots them.

Here is a gameplay trailer giving an overview of the mechanics and different gameplay modes in Apex Legends.

In a recent interview with Game Informer, Apex Legends executive producer Drew McCoy denied any heavy-handed tactics by EA, saying the decision to do a battle royale game was entirely Respawn's...

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Similar to a game like Overwatch, each character in Apex Legends has a set of abilities that are exclusive to them.

Despite Respawn's comments, some players may find themselves disappointed by the way in which Apex Legends locks off two of the eight playable characters behind a paywall. After reaching Level 100, players can earn additional Legend Tokens by gaining enough XP during matches. All of the game's characters come unlocked aside from Caustic and Mirage, who can be unlocked with either Coins or Legend Tokens (more on those later). We can't predict.' This is a game where we had to say, 'This is what we want to do.

EA said tonight during its Q3 financial call to investors to expect the next Titanfall game to drop this year.

It should be noted that some issues have been raised with the new system, with some Apex Legends players still not finding their friends after linking accounts.

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