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Apex Legends Launched

The promised Twitch reveal for Apex Legends seems to be a nothingburger so far, but the Apex Legends Website is live, saying the new battle royale game based on the Titanfall series is now available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The Windows edition is available on Origin, where they have a link to a trailer which YouTube currently lists as unavailable, so this unveiling is not going perfectly smoothly. Here's word on this free-to-play battle royale shooter:

Conquer with character in Apex Legends, a free-to-play* Battle Royale shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame & fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Master an ever-growing roster of diverse Legends, deep tactical squad play and bold new innovations that level up the Battle Royale experience—all within a rugged world where anything goes. Welcome to the next evolution of Battle Royale.

A Roster of Legendary Characters
-Master a growing roster of powerful Legends, each with their own unique personality, strengths and abilities that are easy to pick up but challenging to truly master.

Build Your Crew
-Choose your Legend and combine their unique skills together with other players to form the ultimate crew.

Strategic Battle Royale
-Use your abilities–and your wits–to make strategic calls on the fly, adapting your crew's strengths to meet new challenges as the match evolves.

Genre-Evolving Innovation
-Experience a brand-new array of innovative features that level up the Battle Royale genre, including Respawn Beacons, Smart Comms, Intelligent Inventory and an all-new way to drop into the action with Jumpmaster deployment.

Sweet, Sweet Loot
-Drop in and loot up with a host of powerful weapons, diverse attachments and useful armor to protect you in battle. After the fight, collect a wealth of cosmetic options for personalizing your character and weapons, and unlock new ways to show off during the match.

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21. Re: Apex Legends Launched Feb 5, 2019, 11:39 Flatline
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 4, 2019, 17:35:
Osc8r wrote on Feb 4, 2019, 16:18:
So... Titanfall without mechs, and gameplay that looks quite indistinguishable from Blackout.

Meh.

What? I thought it might be cool when they said Titanfall. Ooooh, BR with mechs! Nope, hopes dashed. Interest gone.

BR is not interesting to me so without the mechs or wall running this game lands squarely in the "not my wheelhouse" territory. Best of luck to them.
 
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20. Re: We Happy Few Delay; Refunds Feb 5, 2019, 08:50 Avus
 
Finally an AAA dev made a Free-to-play game with free-to-play mechanics... see no one is complaining

Finally a game made by AAA dev without early access BS, bilizion editions and launch days... see no one is complaining...
 
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19. Re: We Happy Few Delay; Refunds Feb 5, 2019, 01:15 Caladell
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Feb 4, 2019, 22:47:
Its actually pretty fun. The gameplay is fast and action is quick to find, there are different takes on abilities and such for the characters. I hope Respawn does well with this one.

Yeah, after playing a few matches, I actually had a good time (damnit). Funnily enough, the best match my son and I had was one where even though it's groups of 3's, it was just the two of us. Have to admit it was better than I was expecting.
 
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18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 4, 2019, 22:47 Mordecai Walfish
 
Its actually pretty fun. The gameplay is fast and action is quick to find, there are different takes on abilities and such for the characters. I hope Respawn does well with this one.  
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17. Re: Apex Legends Launched Feb 4, 2019, 21:45 Muscular Beaver
 
Doesnt look too bad. But even if its F2P, it requires Origin, so its a straight pass.  
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16. Re: Apex Legends Launched Feb 4, 2019, 21:40 Osc8r
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 4, 2019, 17:35:
Osc8r wrote on Feb 4, 2019, 16:18:
So... Titanfall without mechs, and gameplay that looks quite indistinguishable from Blackout.

Meh.

What? I thought it might be cool when they said Titanfall. Ooooh, BR with mechs! Nope, hopes dashed. Interest gone.

Exactly my thought process as well. Started watching some streams keen to see some mech on mech action... and nothing? Just people running around on speed sliding around non stop and insta killing each other ala Call of Consoles: Blackout.

Wasted opportunity. Come on guys, do something different! Fortnite has building, what about the rest of you? Bring something new and interesting to the genre to pull people away from the game they are already comfortable and happy with.

 
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15. Re: Apex Legends Launched Feb 4, 2019, 20:45 xXStellarDadXx
 
Kinda looks like callofduty with borderlands looting maybe?  
I love Fortnite..keeps thy little kids out of thy good games...
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14. Re: We Happy Few Delay; Refunds Feb 4, 2019, 19:52 Drayth
 
No mechs? Really??
pfft

I bet that was an order issued by EA - 'We feel mechs were the cause of previous poor sales, but we really want to attach a known name to this product.'.
 
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13. Re: We Happy Few Delay; Refunds Feb 4, 2019, 19:26 Caladell
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 4, 2019, 17:57:
The game doesn't look that sick, especially considering you can only play in teams of three.

This is what was disappointing to me. Too many trolls/mic hogs, etc out there. Games like this I prefer to go solo.
 
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12. Re: Apex Legends Launched Feb 4, 2019, 18:53 Mgshadow
 
It's actually not that bad...

Too many cynics on here.
 
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11. Re: Apex Legends Launched Feb 4, 2019, 18:23 Kxmode
 
KS wrote on Feb 4, 2019, 17:33:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 4, 2019, 16:12:
Sweet
A Battle Royale game, you can never have too many...

Nor can you have too many games with different classes running around in a world of yard trash.

"Hey! Don't be mean." - Environmental artist
 
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10. Re: Apex Legends Launched Feb 4, 2019, 18:07 jdreyer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 4, 2019, 17:35:
Osc8r wrote on Feb 4, 2019, 16:18:
So... Titanfall without mechs, and gameplay that looks quite indistinguishable from Blackout.

Meh.

What? I thought it might be cool when they said Titanfall. Ooooh, BR with mechs! Nope, hopes dashed. Interest gone.

Yeah, a HUGE missed opportunity to do something different with the genre.
 
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9. Re: Apex Legends Launched Feb 4, 2019, 17:57 VaranDragon
 
Osc8r wrote on Feb 4, 2019, 16:18:
So... Titanfall without mechs, and gameplay that looks quite indistinguishable from Blackout.

Meh.

Yeah looks like a lovechild made by Blackout and Overwatch. Even some of the weapons are called the same.


The game doesn't look that sick, especially considering you can only play in teams of three.
 
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8. Re: Apex Legends Launched Feb 4, 2019, 17:35 Agent.X7
 
Osc8r wrote on Feb 4, 2019, 16:18:
So... Titanfall without mechs, and gameplay that looks quite indistinguishable from Blackout.

Meh.

What? I thought it might be cool when they said Titanfall. Ooooh, BR with mechs! Nope, hopes dashed. Interest gone.
 
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7. Re: Apex Legends Launched Feb 4, 2019, 17:33 KS
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 4, 2019, 16:12:
Sweet
A Battle Royale game, you can never have too many...

Nor can you have too many games with different classes running around in a world of yard trash.
 
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6. Re: Apex Legends Launched Feb 4, 2019, 17:27 Pr()ZaC
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Feb 4, 2019, 16:33:
the video on Origin looks pretty bad - mish/mash game..

They could have just called it FortWatch OverNite
Why not OverFort or WatchNite?
 
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5. Re: Apex Legends Launched Feb 4, 2019, 17:21 HorrorScope
 
Looks like it's going to be popular.  
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4. Re: Apex Legends Launched Feb 4, 2019, 16:33 aka_STEVE
 
the video on Origin looks pretty bad - mish/mash game..

They could have just called it FortWatch OverNite
 
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3. Re: Apex Legends Launched Feb 4, 2019, 16:18 Osc8r
 
So... Titanfall without mechs, and gameplay that looks quite indistinguishable from Blackout.

Meh.
 
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2. Re: Apex Legends Launched Feb 4, 2019, 16:15 Kxmode
 
Wasn't Apex Missions the name of the dynamic content in Mass Effect Andromeda?  
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