Game Overview / Synopsis
Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment, available to play on Xbox, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Since its launch in early 2019, Apex Legends has attracted a lot of attention from big streamers like Ninja and Tim the Tatman across Twitch. The game has a similar play style to its battle royale competitors like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, H1Z1 and Fortnite, where the aim is to be the last player standing, and has accessible gameplay for mainstream audiences.
Players choose from a line-up of outlaws, soldiers, misfits, and misanthropes, each with their own set of skills.
They can join forces with other players, combining skills to form a squad and take part in 60-player matches.
There are Respawn Beacons which can be used to resurrect teammates, Smart Comms to help you communicate, Intelligent Inventory so you can grab only what you need, and an all-new way to drop into the action with Jumpmaster deployment.
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4
Typical game length: 10-20mins
Players: Up to 60, squads of three
Price: Free-to-play (contains additional in-game extras which can be purchased for real money)
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Notable tournaments: FACEIT Pro Series, Apex Legends Preseason Invitational, ESPN X Games
Popularity: Around 50m players
Twitch: 16m+ hours broadcast as of August 2019
Launched: February 2019
Pegi age rating: 16
Other Pegi info: Features sustained depictions of violence towards human characters and moderate violence