Fortnite has been the go-to battle royale game for months now, but there is a new game ready to take on the role: Apex Legends.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale developed by Respawn Entertainment that takes place in the same universe as Titanfall, another game developed by the same company.
The Frontier’s overall design is beautiful and the game’s futuristic sound complements the world’s design.
There are approximately 17 loot zones players can explore. Each zone is categorized by tiers. There are high-, mid- and low-tier loot zones with a variety of weapons and equipment.
Players must quickly search for what they need before their enemy beats them to the punch. This can be frustrating when you land in a location with other squads. If player’s aren’t quick enough then they are doomed as soon as their enemy is equipped to kill.
Unlike Fortnite, Apex Legends has eight legends players can choose from with special abilities to enhance gameplay and successfully execute enemies.
The game also allows players to revive teammates, but only if their banners retrieved within 90 seconds. Otherwise, the team will be short a man for the match.
These are the eight legends:
Bangalore was born to be a soldier. Her parents and four older brothers all served in the IMC Armed Forces, and she proudly followed their footsteps. She was at the top of her class at the IMC Military Academy, and the only cadet who can take apart a Peacekeeper, equip it with a Precision Choke hop-up, and put it back together in under twenty seconds - blindfolded.
Just reading their name you can already guess what Bloodhound is. Meet the best hunter in all the Frontier. Their identity is unknown, but that doesn’t stop the people of the Frontier from spreading rumors. Some say they’re wealthy with a thirst for blood. Others think they were a former slave who is also half bat. No one knows much about Bloodhound, except that they have a talent to kill.
Personally this is my favorite legend to use. It allows you to be sneaky and catch your enemies by surprise. Always remember to watch your six. You never know who could be trailing behind.
This monster has a wild side. He is the son of two Search and Rescue Association of Solace (SARAS) volunteers, and has always been skilled with getting people out of trouble. He quickly learned the importance of protecting others after he and his boyfriend stole his father’s motorcycle for a joyride, and got trapped by a mudslide. His parents were able to rescue him, but his father lost his arm. Gibraltar never forgot his father’s sacrifice and has devoted his life to helping those in need.
Gibraltar is a great legend for player’s who wish to protect their squad. He can be the perfect defensive member of your squad.
Ajay Che, aka Lifeline, is the child of parents who profit from war. She left home after discovering the damage her family had caused and enlisted into the Frontier Corps, a humanitarian organization that aids Frontier communities in need. She’s since devoted her life to helping others.
Every team needs a healer, and she provides it.
Pathfinder is an optimistic Mobile Robotic Versatile eNtity (MRVN) that specializes in location scouting and surveying. Long ago Pathfinder booted up in an abandoned laboratory; no one knows who created him or why. Pathfinder has a goal in finding his creator.
Wraith awoke in an IMC Detention Center for the Mentally Ill with no memory, to
After waking up Wraith discovers that she has the power to manipulate time and space by opening rifts in the fabric of reality. She also began to hear a whispered voice who would keep her awake for days. Although the voice nearly drove her to insanity, she began to trust the voice which helped her harness her newfound powers.
Wraith is another favorite of mine. She is easy to use and can be quite useful for players who just want to defeat enemies quickly and escape out of sight.
Alexander Nox, AKA Caustic, was one of Humbert Labs’ most brilliant scientists. Humbert Labs is the Frontier’s leading manufacturer of pesticide gases, and is needed to protect the growing Frontier colonies’ crops. Nox worked day and night developing new gases fascinated by the amount of damage they can cause. But he needed to make sure they worked. Using live test subjects, Humbert Labs learned about Nox’s experiments which resulted in the lab in flames and its chief dead. People believe Nox is missing and is presumed dead. So as Caustic, Nox uses the Apex games to test his new gases on enemies.
Caustic isn’t a legend that is automatically unlocked. He is one you must purchase by earning Legend Tokens or purchasing Apex Coins. But other than that this Legend has a real mad scientist kind of vibe and can really catch players off guard, if used right.
Mirage is Apex Legends’ class clown. He is the youngest of four brothers and has mastered the art of fooling around. But if there is one thing he does take seriously is the art of deception. Using Holo-Pilot technology, Mirage can create the illusion of being at one place when he really is at another.
Mirage is perfect for players who love to troll their enemies. His holographic decoy can result to enemies wasting their precious amo on it without causing any damage. He is also another legend that needs to be unlocked by Legend Tokens or Apex Coins.