The Apex Legends Game

Apex Legends

Apex Legends is a massively popular title published by EA and lists among the most recent additions to the battle royale gaming genre. It is a first-person hero shooter title that came out on 4th February 2019 and has been free-to-play from the very first day across all release platforms, excluding the in-game microtransactions. The initial launch of this title made it possible for players to enjoy it across PC, Xbox One, PS4 and PS5. When it comes to the PC users, players can access Apex Legends and play together regardless of any restrictions, such as one player playing via Steam account and the other through the Epic Games account.

Gameplay

The general gameplay of Apex Legends involves an online multiplayer battle royale, in which players assemble a comparatively small squad of 3 players each in regards to the other battle royale titles. The teams can be either up to 20 featuring three players each or 30 two-person duo squads in total. Similar to Fortnite and PUBG, the players drop on the designated portion of the map and search for necessary supplies and weaponry to get the upper hand in combat. In addition, the map also starts shrinking at regular intervals to encourage the squads into defeating one another in an attempt to earn themselves the title of Apex Champions.

Like other battle royale titles, Apex Legends lets the player revive their knocked-out teammates, but what makes it different from others is that one can also resurrect a dead teammate. The way it works is by picking up the respawn banner from the player’s death location and placing it on the many beacons scattered across the map.

Seasons

The concept of Apex Legends editions bases on a seasons system similar to League of Legends, with each one of them lasting around three months. Each season introduces brand new playable characters, aka Legends and more additional gameplay content such as patch updates and new weapons. There are also unique cosmetic items released for existing characters, which players can purchase in-game through microtransactions.

The first season of Apex Legends commenced on 19th March 2019, and as of January 2021, season 7 is the currently running latest edition, which began on 4th November 2020. Furthermore, each season introduces a limited-time Battle Passes, which lets the player get their hand on cosmetic items by completing a horde of exciting in-game challenges. Horizon is the most recent Legend, and Olympus is the latest map featured with the arrival of season 7. The banner does have a time limit, and if all players get knocked out or time runs out, the squad or players get eliminated from the game.

Cross Platform – Crossplay

A few months back, on 6th October 2020, Electronic Arts announced the cross-play feature for Apex Legends between the currently supported platforms. There is also good news for Switch users, as Apex Legends will also be making its way on the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2021. Furthermore, Electronic Arts also has plans set for launching the ports to Android and iOS devices sometime during the final few months of the year 2022.

Apex Legends Age Rating

Apex Legends comes with a designated PEGI age rating of 16. It is the case due to its theme that targets the actions of violence towards other people in-game. Although it is an online game that features a global communication element among random players in the match, the PEGI 16 rating does not take it into account and only does so in the case of actual gameplay content.

characters

Here is an overview of all 15 Apex Legends characters.

Bangalore

Professional Soldier

Real Name: Anita Williams
Age: 38
Home Planet: Gridiron
Tactical Ability: Smoke Launcher
Passive Ability: Double Time
Ultimate Ability: Rolling Thunder

Caustic

Toxic Trapper

Real Name: Alexander Nox
Age: 48
Home Planet: Gaea
Tactical Ability: Nox Gas Trap
Passive Ability: Nox Vision
Ultimate Ability: Nox Gas Grenade

Gibraltar

Shielded Fortress

Real Name: Makoa Gibraltar
Age: 30
Home World: Solace
Tactical Ability: Dome of Protection
Passive Ability: Gun Shield
Ultimate Ability: Defensive Bombardment

Lifeline

Combat Medic

Real Name: Ajay Che
Age: 24
Home World: Psamathe
Tactical Ability: D.O.C. Heal Drone
Passive Ability: Combat Medic
Ultimate Ability: Care Package

Mirage

Holographic Trickster

Real Name: Elliott Witt
Age: 30
Home World: Solace
Tactical Ability: Psyche Out
Passive Ability: Now You See Me . . .
Ultimate Ability: Life of the Party

Pathfinder

Forward Scout

Real Name: MRVN
Age: He really wants to know, too.
Home World: He’s trying to find out!
Tactical Ability: Grappling Hook
Passive Ability: Insider Knowledge
Ultimate Ability: Zipline Gun

Revenant

Synthetic Nightmare

Real Name: Unknown
Age: Unknown
Home World: Solace
Tactical Ability: Silence
Passive Ability: Stalker
Ultimate Ability: Death Totem

Wraith

Interdimensional Skirmisher
Real Name: Renee Blasey
Age: 32
Home World: Typhon
Tactical Ability: Into the Void
Passive Ability: Voices from the Void
Ultimate Ability: Dimensional Rift

Bloodhound

Technological Tracker

Real Name: Unknown
Age: Unknown
Home World: Talos
Tactical Ability: Eye of the Allfather
Passive Ability: Tracker
Ultimate Ability: Beast of the Hunt

Crypto

Surveillance Expert

Real Name: Tae Joon Park
Age: 31
Home World: Gaea
Tactical Ability: Surveillance Drone
Passive Ability: Neurolink
Ultimate Ability: Drone EMP

Horizon

Gravitational Manipulator

Real Name: Dr. Mary Somers
Age: 37 (Give or take an extra 88 years)
Home World: Psamathe
Tactical Ability: Gravity Lift
Passive Ability: Spacewalk
Ultimate Ability: Black Hole

Loba

High Society Thief

Real Name: Loba Andrade
Age: 34
Home World: None
Tactical Ability: Burglar’s Best Friend
Passive Ability: Eye for Quality
Ultimate Ability: Black Market Boutique

Octane

High-Speed Daredevil

Real Name: Octavio Silva
Age: 24
Home World: Psamathe
Tactical Ability: Stim
Passive Ability: Swift Mend
Ultimate Ability: Launch Pad

Rampart

Quick-witted Modder

Real Name: Ramya Parekh
Age: 21
Home World: Gaea
Tactical Ability: Amped Cover
Passive Ability: Modded Loader
Ultimate Ability: Emplaced Minigun “Sheila”

Wattson

Static Defender

Real Name: Natalie Paquette
Age: 22
Home World: Solace
Tactical Ability: Perimeter Security
Passive Ability: Spark of Genius
Ultimate Ability: Interception Pylon

Apex Packs

The frequency of Apex Pack drops changes with your level.

  • Level 2 – 20: One pack every level
  • Level 22 – 300: One pack every two levels
  • Level 305 – 500: One pack every five levels

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