18 Facts About Apex Legends


Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale-hero shooter game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts.

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Apex Legends is set in the same science fiction universe as Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall series, with several characters from the Titanfall series appearing either as minor characters or playable Legends.

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Apex Legends received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its gameplay, progression system, and fusion of elements from various genres.

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Apex Legends surpassed 25 million players by the end of its first week, and 50 million within its first month.

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Apex Legends is an online multiplayer battle royale game featuring squads of three players using pre-made characters with distinctive abilities, called "Legends", similar to those of hero shooters.

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Apex Legends includes a nonverbal communication "ping system" which allows players to use their game controller to communicate to their squad certain directions, weapon locations, enemies, and suggested strategies.

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Apex Legends confirmed that the game had approximately 115 developers working on it, making it the studio's most labor-intensive project.

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Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella told VentureBeat that Apex Legends, as a live-service and free-to-play battle-royale game, was a new challenge for the studio and represented a new way for them of developing games.

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Design director Mackey McCandlish stated that with Apex Legends, they were looking to challenge the conventions of the still relatively young battle-royale genre and to add their studio's unique touch to that class of games.

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However, as Apex Legends was already ready for release at this point, Castro felt the approach was an appropriate marketing strategy.

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Apex Legends is believed to be pushing at the technological limits of its game engine and as a result, the game compromises on dynamic display resolution, with the quality of the image and frame rate suffering particularly on console versions and on lower-end PC devices.

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The Nintendo Switch version of Apex Legends was developed by Panic Button, known for their Switch ports of the DOOM series and Rocket League.

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In July 2021, Apex Legends was hacked by individuals wishing to draw attention to persistent problems with cheating in the Titanfall series that had been unaddressed by Electronic Arts and Respawn.

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Apex Legends received "generally favorable" reviews for most platforms according to review aggregator Metacritic; the Nintendo Switch version received "mixed or average" reviews.

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Apex Legends added that the addition of heroes can make for more exciting combat than in other battle royale games.

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IGN awarded the game a 9, summing up the review by saying "Apex Legends is squad-based battle royale done right, complete with cool heroes, a superb communication system, and polished mechanics".

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Apex Legends received critical praise for the perceived diversity of its playable characters.

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Eight hours after its launch, Apex Legends surpassed one million unique players, and reached 2.

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