The guide for APEX LEGENDS will reveal the secrets hidden in Respawn Entertainment's latest production. In our guide, you'll find practical tips, information and hints to help you get to know the rules of the game.
On the first pages of the guide, you'll find tips on how to get started and how to make your first in-game hours in the production easier. We've also prepared an abundance of information on the best weapons and combat to help you learn about the most important game mechanics. The guide also contains a page dedicated to controls, which will make your first moments with the game significantly easier.
In APEX LEGENDS you may encounter sudden drops of fps even rigs much more powerful than the recommended hardware. That's why the hardware requirements page will also include a number of tips to help you increase fps in the game. Smooth gameplay will make it much easier for you to play and you will have a much better chance of winning.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play first-person perspective shooter created by Respawn Entertainment. The game is a Battle Royale taking place in a futuristic world of Titanfall. The player enters the match as a part of a 3-man team, left to face 19 other teams on an arena known as the King's Canyon. Each battle begins with a landing on the Arena and the search of items, such as weapon, armor, consumables, additional gadgets. The battle ends when there is only one team left standing.
- APEX LEGENDS in a nutshell
- Starting tips
- Microtransactions, packs, and currency
- APEX LEGENDS on PlayStation 4
- How many players participate in a match?
- How many teams are competing with each other?
- APEX LEGENDS on Xbox One
- APEX LEGENDS vs other battle royale games
- Apex Legends Founder's Pack
- Minimum requirements
APEX LEGENDS in a nutshell
APEX LEGENDS is a free battle royale game. It features a first-person view and various classes of heroes. This game is a spin-off to the Titanfall series. We will not find here the iconic Titans featured in earlier games, though.
On PC, the title is available on Origin, while Sony and Microsoft device owners, can find the game in their respective stores.
Starting tips for Apex Legends will help you understand both basic and complex mechanics of this game. Learn which characters you can play as, which weapons you should look for, learn about loot, check how to increase equipment space or how to move around the map.
- Tips - these tips will help you learn how to play Apex Legends. This part focuses on team play, healing, reviving allies, and other advice that will help you during fights.
- Things you should NOT do in the game - things you should avoid doing if you don't want to be the last in the scoring table.
- Can you create your own team? - characters in Apex Legends have unique skills. Here you can learn how to invite friends to join your team.
- Legends - Legends are the characters available in Apex Legends. These heroes have unique skills, so called Ultimate abilities. Here you will learn everything about them.
- Starting Legends - the best characters for beginners. Check our recommendations and see which heroes you should play as first.
- The best weapons - Apex Legends features various types of weapons - light, heavy, sniper rifles, assault rifles etc. Check this page to learn more about them. Out tips will also help you choose starting weapons.
- Movement - the way you move is important in battle royale games. Learn the game's mechanics, e.g. slide.
- Shooting and ballistics - every good online shooter has its own ballistics system. Check this page to learn about the one used in Apex Legends.
- Damage system
Microtransactions, packs, and currency
Apex Legends feature microtransactions but they are only cosmetics such as character and weapon skins, portrait frames, emotes, poses or banners. This section contains all the information about the microtransactions, unique skins etc.
APEX LEGENDS on PlayStation 4
You don't need PlayStation Plus subscription to play APEX LEGENDS on PS4.
How many players participate in a match?
There are 60 players on one map.
How many teams are competing with each other?
Every team consist of 3 people so there are 20 teams on one map.
APEX LEGENDS on Xbox One
To play APEX LEGENDS on Xbox One you'll need an Xbox Live Gold membership.
In APEX LEGENDS we earn special chips for each level we gain. They can be spent on new characters or items for them. The creators promise, however, that none of these items will provide us with an advantage in the game.
APEX LEGENDS vs other battle royale games
APEX LEGENDS, at the moment, has only a first-person view. This is a big difference compared to the competition, as in Fortnite or Playeruknown's Battlegrounds the default view is TPP.
Additionally, at the start, you can choose one of eight characters, which feature different abilities.
Although APEX LEGENDS has been released for PC, Sony and Microsoft consoles, a cross-play feature has not been implemented yet. However, the developers assure that they will try to add it over time in order to increase the player base and engagement of players.
Apex Legends Founder's Pack
- 2000 Apex Coins
- Exclusive Legendary Demon Hemlock Weapon Skin
- 3 Exclusive Roughneck Character Skins (1 each for Wraith, Bloodhound, and Gibraltar)
- 3 Exclusive Banner Frames (1 each for Wraith, Bloodhound, and Gibraltar)
- 1 Exclusive Founder's Badge
Apex Coins are the currency for which you can buy new cosmetic items for characters and weapons in the in-game shop.
The cost of this pack is $29.99.
- OS: Windows 7 or later 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Quad-Core
- RAM: 6 GB
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD 7700
- GPU Memory: 1 GB
- HDD space: 22 GB
About Apex Legends Guide
Author : Natalia "N.Tenn" Fras & Lukasz "Qwert" Telesinski for gamepressure.com
Translator : Jakub "Yossarian" Nowak & Mateusz "Ictius" Sawka & Mateusz "Magpull" Pytlik
last update : February 5, 2019
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Apex Legends Video Game
- genre: Action
- developer: Respawn Entertainment
- publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
- platform: PC, PS4, XONE
Free (free-to-play) online FPP battle royale shooter, set in the futuristic universe of the Titanfall series. Respawn Entertainment studio is responsible for the production, and the publisher is Electronic Arts.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play online FPP shooter, set in the futuristic universe of the Titanfall franchise. The production is a spin-off (created after deletion of the third part of the cycle) and belongs to the battle royale genre, represented by titles such as Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, Fortnite: Battle Royale czy Dying Light: Bad Blood. The game in question, however, introduces some of its own ideas to this convention. The well-known Respawn Entertainment studio is responsible for its creation, and the publisher is Electronic Arts.
Apex Legends does not have a fully-fledged plot, but the action of the game takes place in the already existing universe of science fiction with its own history and atmosphere. Until recently, two factions warred in the universe of Titanfall – one was the powerful consortium of corporations; the other, were the rebellious inhabitants of the planets, exploited by the corporations. The conflict ended, but with the arrival of peace, the locations, where fighting took place, were abandoned in a state of complete ruin. Their inhabitants made an attempt to build the civilization anew, and one of the manifestations of their culture became the Apex Games – a brutal competition in which groups of daredevils fight for life and death.
In Apex Legends, we play the role of participants in these clashes – futuristic gladiators. Unlike many other battle royal games, in Apex Legends we don't control an anonymous character, but a specific hero (the title Legend) who has their own story and goals. Among the available heroes one can find Wraith, a warrior suffering from amnesia, who has the ability to manipulate space-time, or Nox, a scientist and hunter specializing in in the use of combat gases.
Apex Legends is a first-person battle royale shooter. Up to 60 players can take part in the clashes, divided into 20 three-person teams. Every game starts in the same way – from landing on the board and then searching for weapons (you will find here, among others, shotguns, rifles, snipers and machine guns). It is worth noting that the best equipment is on mobile supply ships – landing on one of them may give us a considerable advantage over the competition.
The battle lasts, until more than one team fights on a gradually shrinking map. The production of the Respawn Entertainment studio enriches the formula of the battle royale with ideas known from the so-called hero shooters. All heroes controlled by players have a set of specific skills that make them extremely dangerous (or useful) in certain situations. Some abilities make it easier to move around the map, others allow you to heal companions or attack enemies. Assembling a balanced team allows us to gain tactical edge over the rest. An interesting solution are the so-called respawn beacons that remain after fallen comrades. If we collect one of them and get to a specific point on the map, we will be able to "resurrect" the company, allowing it to return to the battlefield.
As the game progresses, we receive experience points, which allow us to advance to the next player level (maximum 100). Advancing to a level also means receiving a prize – Apex packages (they contain cosmetic items or the currency used to create them) and Legendary tokens, thanks to which you unlock new heroes.
Apex Legends offers online gameplay exclusively. The game does not have a single-player campaign – the basis of the game is the online multiplayer mode.
Apex Legends is based on a modified Source Engine (created by Valve studio and known from Half-Life 2). Graphic design of this production presents a decent level. The models, animations, textures and lighting cannot be criticized, although in terms of technology the production of Respawn Entertainment studio without doubt cannot compete with the best-looking first-person shooters on the market. Interesting character and level design is also a big perk.
It is worth noting that Apex Legends was released in a free-to-play model with micropayments (in the shop inside the game, you can buy only cosmetic items).
More About Apex Legends
How to reinvent the genre and enthrall millions of players while also staying cool? This question must have been asked at least once in Respawn Entertainment's HQ. And, oh boy, did they manage.