Free-to-Play Titanfall Battle Royale Game ‘Apex Legends’ Revealed, Now Available (VIDEO)
Recently, Titanfall fans were thrilled to hear that Respawn Entertainment has been working on a free-to-play battle royale game set in the same universe as the battle-mech series. Called Apex Legends, the developer has spent the last few hours teasing various short clips and stills featuring various parts of the map. Now, Apex Legends has been revealed in an exciting new gameplay cinematic. Check it out below:
Apex Legends looks to combine numerous different elements from other battle royale titles. Players will have access to several distinct classes that specialize in various different gameplay mechanics, from the stealthy ‘Wraith’ character to the more in-your-face, brutish Gibraltar. Each match begins with a ride on the dropship, where squads await the order from their jumpmaster to disembark and make their descent to the play area, with visual effects that appear to be taking a page from Anthem’s playbook. Who needs parachutes when you have rockets? Interested in some more gameplay? Check out the gameplay deep diver trailer below:
As seen above, gameplay is significantly varied thanks to the numerous playable character classes. These classes, while numbered, will vary significantly from player to player thanks to an absolutely massive amount of unlockable cosmetics for the game. Ten character classes (Legends) are available at launch, with more being implemented in as time goes by. Gameplay as a whole also appears to be much faster paced than, say, what is seen in PUBG. Players can zipline up towers and re-deploy to different areas of the map, which will shrink due to the encroaching ring of death.
An interesting twist on the battle royale formula, death isn’t necessarily the end. Players have a brief window where they can revive their downed ally, but even if they should die, they aren’t necessarily out. Players have a short window to recover their teammate’s ‘banner card,’ which they can then take to a respawn beacon to summon them back in. Returning teammates will start over with no gear. Speaking of gear, the developer also revealed a sneak peek at the Year One roadmap for the game, which can be seen below:
In a surprise twist, Respawn Entertainment announced at the end of the livestream that Apex Legends is available to play right now free-to-play for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. So, what’re you waiting for? Get downloading!
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