Titanfall Developers Announce New Battle Royale Title Apex Legends; Available to Play for Free Right Now
EA and Respawn have been teasing for a couple of weeks now about their upcoming battle royale title.
Today Ashley Reed
This new title offers a new style of battle royale, while still fufilling those who love the genre. Cool characters to choose from, loads of traversal mecahncincs, and much more allows for Apex Legends to stand out amoung the other battle royale titles.
First off lets check out the new launch trailer for Apex Legends down below:
In addition to the new launch trailer, EA then released a gameplay trailer showcasing the game in action. As it looks similiar to Titnfall, fans will recognize that there are no mech suits to jump in and out of and there are new base-characters to choose from.
Check out the new gameplay trailer for the new game right here:
Ashley Reed then went on to detail some of the game’s mechanics such as staying with your squad, reviving fallen comrades, and plenty of other mechanics specially created for Apex Legends. Check out the full details and learn a little bit more about the game down below:
Stay Close to Your Squad
Squadplay is critical to success in Apex Legends, where you jump into the arena with two teammates at your side. Working together, you can keep each other safe and outplay your opponents by combining your abilities. A well-placed Dimensional Rift by Wraith, for example, can put her team right on top of unsuspecting opponents, while Caustic can protect teammates by using Nox gas to drive away enemies.
Use Smart Comms to Keep in Touch with Your Teammates
You can give your teammates critical information — and vice versa — through an in-game system that lets you ping useful items and locations on their screens.
You can pinpoint the position of gear pieces (and what they are), highlight threats, and tell your teammates which direction you’re going before you’ve even plugged in a microphone. Use this to your advantage to make sure your teammates see what you see and always have the latest intel.
Get Familiar with the Arena
Kings Canyon — the map where all Apex Matches take place — is a deadly playground full of abandoned military installations and encroaching nature. Learning how to maneuver, where the hotspots of activity are, and where to find the best loot are all important nuggets of knowledge.
Go for the Good Stuff, But Be Careful
Different sections of the map spawn different tiers of loot — the higher your weapon or armor piece’s tier, the stronger it is. Some locations on the map are consistently full of high-tier loot, which means everyone will want to get to these spots first. The true motherlode comes packed inside dropships that land at random spots on the map, rewarding anyone who can claim them with the most powerful loot in the game.
You start each match with no weapons or armor, so you and your squad will have to decide if these high-tier caches are worth the risk each time you play. As for where they are? We’ll let you figure that out on your own.
Revive and Respawn Your Teammates
After your health is depleted, you’ll go into a downed state where you’re still alive, but slow and in need of medical attention. If you die before your teammates can help, they have one last shot to save you.
Use Jump Towers, Hot Zones, and Other Features to Your Advantage
Kings Canyon is full of semi-permanent map objects you can use to get a leg up on your opponents. Jump Towers allow you to fly into the air and skydive back down to the ground. Hot Zones give you access to higher-tier loot on a random portion of the map if you can get there first. Respawn Beacons can bring downed teammates back to life.
Whether you use them to get out of a hairy situation or take your enemies by surprise, learning how to use these features adds another layer to your team’s strategy. That’s as good as another gun in your arsenal.
Don’t Let Anything Go to Waste
Body armor, weapon attachments, and other helpful pieces of gear are all hidden across the arena for you to grab. The inventory system will automatically tell you if a weapon or piece of gear is better than what you already have and keep you from grabbing lower-tier loot. That way, you won’t risk snatching something you can’t use in a panic.
Apex Legends is now available for free on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Are you planning on trying out the new battle royale title? Let us know in the comments below!