6 Things you need to know about Apex Legends before you play

Conquer with character in Apex Legends, a Battle Royale shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame & fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. In this article, you will learn how to play this amazing game.

1. Surprise announcement

The game was revealed and released in a surprise announcement on the same day on 4 February 2019

2. Fortnite stole their idea

Unique to Apex, players that are downed by opponents can be respawned back into the game if their squadmates take certain actions, but after fortnite saw the success of apex they stole this idea.

3. Apex Legends in-game team is comprised of 3 people

At current Apex Legends offers a 3 member team mode. There is no solo or duos yet made available, though it will receive the respective mode in near future. The 3 member team makes the game more intense as each player partake the role of different heroes. This means a good strategic selection of characters and good coordination can make you the legend of the battlefield.

4. Inspired by a lot of games

Apex Legends is inspired by several shooters of the last decade: Bungie’s Halo and Destiny which incorporated engaging combat systems with an evolving narrative, Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege which demonstrated the use of unique classes to dynamically change an otherwise simple formula and Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch for refining the hero shooter concept.

5. A lot of players

In just under eight hours, the game surpassed 1,000,000 unique players, at the moment of writing this article they have more than 50 million unique players.

6. unique skills and abilities

Each player selects from a Legend character that possesses unique skills and abilities. They are:

Bloodhound, a technological tracker

Bloodhound is known across the Outlands as one of the greatest game hunters the Frontier has ever seen – and that’s about all anyone knows. Bloodhound’s unparalleled tracking skills are a boon to any team they join, helping them root out hidden opponents and tracking the enemy’s movements. Bloodhound’s tactical and ultimate abilities make him a dangerous opponent in the Apex Games.

Gibraltar, a shielded fortress

Gibraltar’s presence on the arena floor can always be felt, in both his might and personality. A gentle giant at heart, he lives by the SARAS search and rescue motto: to be the shield for those in need. Whether it’s dropping his protective dome, taking fire with his gun shield or unleashing his devastating orbital strike; you’ll be happy when he is in your squad.

Lifeline, a combat medic

Better known as Lifeline, Ajay Che has devoted her life to helping those in need. This combat medic is the ultimate support element to any squad. Her healing drone is key during intense fire fights and her care package is perfect for getting your squad the best gear. Though small in stature, Lifeline’s always down for a fight.

Pathfinder, a forward scout

A scouting specialist, this modified worker bot can use his grappling hook to easily get the drop on enemies and access hard to reach places. Pathfinder can also hack survey beacons to reveal the next ring location and his zip line gun can provide your squad with a quick escape out of a dangerous situation.

Wraith, an interdimensional skirmisher

Phasing between dimensions has shown Wraith the outcome of every single choice. A side effect of the technology, the voices in her head will warn her of incoming danger. By dropping Into the Void, she is rendered nearly undetectable while avoiding all damage. With enough energy, she can even open a dimensional rift linking two portals.

Bangalore, a professional soldier

Born into a military family where she, her parents, and her four older brothers all served in the IMC Armed Forces, Bangalore has been an exceptional soldier since she was young. She is the offensive powerhouse you want on your squad. With her Smoke Launcher and Rolling Thunder artillery strike, Bangalore is a force to be reckoned with in King’s Canyon.

Caustic, a toxic trapper

They say not all Legends are heroes and that’s truly evident with Caustic. Many would call Caustic a sociopath. Immune to his own chemicals, he calmly stalks his subjects. His toxic gas traps and grenades can quickly ambush an entire squad.

Mirage, a holographic trickster

Mirage doesn’t take himself too seriously, but don’t be fooled, he is a master of deception. Equipped with the most advanced holographic technology, his illusions can trick even the most focused competitors. Mirage is now the life of the Apex Games, outwitting opponents and charming audiences across the Outlands.

 

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