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Apex Legends

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Release Date: Feb. 4, 2019

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'Apex Legends' Rolls Out Native PS5 And Xbox Series X|S Versions, Launches Warriors Collection Event

by Rainier on March 29, 2022 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT

Set in the Titanfall universe, Apex Legends is a free to play battle royale game with a cast of unique characters, squad-based gameplay, innovative mechanics and more.

Apex Legends delivers a squad-based battle royale experience with a uniquely Respawn flavor. Players will select from one of eight Legends - each with their own unique abilities and playstyles - and the last team standing wins. Combatants can choose from unique characters like Bloodhound, the tracker who can see recent enemy activity on the map, or Lifeline, a battlefield medic who can shield teammates and bring them back from the brink of death. Balanced squads and teamwork are critical, as each Legend is easy to pick up and learn, but challenging to master.

Apex Legends showcases several new genre-leading innovations, starting before players even start the match. Once players are ready to begin, they’ll choose their drop point with the Jumpmaster system, giving each squad full control over exactly where they drop in. Is it smarter to head straight for the most valuable loot and risk early conflict with other teams, or make for one of the outlying areas to plot an attack and let other squads pick each other off?

EA and Respawn Entertainment have revealed native next-gen versions of Apex Legends for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S as part of today’s launch of the all-new, limited-time Warriors Collection Event.

From March 29 to April 12, the Warriors Collection Event will showcase the return of the 9v9 Control mode, a new Arenas map, event-limited cosmetics, Crypto Heirloom and much more.

This time around Caustic Treatment on Kings Canyon has been added into the mix. So, squad up, select your loadout, and fight for total control over Olympus, Storm Point, and Kings Canyon. Brought to you by Silva Pharmaceuticals.

  • Next-Gen Updates - PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X players will see improvements with this latest patch, including 4k output, full 60hz gameplay, HDR, higher resolution shadow maps and greater LOD distances.
  • Control is Back - The limited-time 9v9 mode Control is returning for two weeks, this time with the addition of Caustic Treatment on Kings Canyon. 
  • The Caustic Treatment - Caustic Treatment has been converted into a three-point battleground for control over Kings Canyon. The battleground now comes equipped with additional cover, ziplines, skydive launchers, a hover tank and more to allow for increased balance and improved flow. 
  • New Arenas Map: Drop-Off - The new map towers high above the Malta skyline at the fully-automated Hammond Manufacturing Tower. Codenamed Drop-Off, Arenas fighters covertly commandeer the place at night for fierce matches under the smoggy skies. 
  • Event Items - The event introduces a new set of 24 themed, limited-time cosmetics, including skins such as the “Synthetic Huntress” Ash Skin, “Riding Dirty” Octane Skin, “Jewel Olympus” Horizon Skin, “Combat Survivalist” Lifeline and more.  
  • Reward Tracker - Each week of the event has its own rewards track. Players can earn points and refresh their challenges everyday. The Warriors Collection Event will also feature a stretch challenge that rewards four unique badges if players complete them during the event.

If you haven’t had a chance to play Control yet, learn all about how it works here.

THE CAUSTIC TREATMENT

Caustic Treatment has been converted into a three-point battleground for control over Kings Canyon.

Additional cover, ziplines, skydive launchers, and even a hover tank, have been added to the space. This was done with the intent of balancing the area and improving flow to the points.

Caustic’s Lab is a highly defensible fortress controlled by the right team and a combination of legends. However, with solid coordination, and a well-timed offensive push, defenders can easily be routed.

Lastly, in true Caustic fashion, you can “expedite the inevitable” by using the terminal inside his lab. Interacting with the console will raise the toxin levels, resulting in a damaging trap for legends attempting to capture B.

NEW ARENA MAP: DROP-OFF

Sitting high above the skyline of Malta is the fully automated Hammond Manufacturing Tower that was constructed for a single purpose: the early production of critical systems for Olympus. Codenamed Drop-Off, the site is still in operation, but at night, Arenas fighters covertly commandeer the place for fierce matches under the smoggy skies. 

The POIs in Drop-Off can be primarily thought of as two governing locations: Interior and Exterior. The interior is split across two POIs: Observation Deck and Deployment Line, while the exterior offers the Loading Bay.

Observation Deck offers a higher vantage point, access to an airdrop, and a safe recluse from the dangers of long-range combat. However, this comes with a compromise: lower ceilings limit some of the vertical combat capabilities for Legends, but also provide a more straightforward and predictable battle of close to mid-range wits.

Next up is Deployment Line, a core POI of Drop-Off. Acting as a pseudo-mid-lane overseen by Observation Deck, the path effectively divides the map in two, eventually converging into Loading Bay. Cargo shipment containers travel slowly along the line, acting as dynamic cover that opens up plenty of movement options. Go for a sneaky flank by walking alongside a container, hidden from view of the enemy team? Or use the mobility of the containers to deliver some surprise traps with specific legend abilities? Everyone appreciates a moving Caustic trap, right?

Last, but certainly not least, the Loading Bay opens up fights across two offensive mid-ground platforms that simultaneously oversee and, again, divide via the Deployment Line. With the night sky visible above, Legends regain access to more… vertically inclined combat options. But beware; with open spaces and an incredibly gorgeous view comes an additional threat: falling to your death.

While the edges are protected via modest railing, falling to your death is still possible, and fights out here focus on mid-to long-range sightlines, while containers moving along the deployment line act as cover against the sparsely defensible low-ground. These low-ground sections are littered with Material Canisters for players to nab, making the risk-to-reward ratio that much more enticing. So make sure to check out Drop-off when you are playing during the Warriors Collection Event.

WARRIORS COLLECTION EVENT ITEMS

The Warriors Collection Event introduces a brand new set of 24 themed, limited-time cosmetics. Look every inch the fighter in new Legendary skins including the “Synthetic Huntress” Ash Skin, “Riding Dirty” Octane  Skin, “Jewel Olympus” Horizon Skin, and “Combat Survivalist” Lifeline. 

REWARD TRACKER

You can earn 1,600 points per day and challenges refresh daily. There are also stretch challenges that reward four unique badges if you complete them during the event. All of these challenges also stack with your Battle Pass, so you can complete multiple at once.

Warriors also introduces a brand new set of 24 themed, limited-time cosmetics.

All 24 items will be available through direct purchase (for Apex Coins or Crafting Metals) and in Warriors Event Apex Packs for the entire duration of the event.

Collect all 24 themed event-limited cosmetics to unlock Crypto’s new Heirloom: the Biwon Blade!

STORE OFFERS

Some limited-time offers will be available in the store throughout the event. See the image below for the rundownof new cosmetics you can purchase including Rampart’s Ready to Rumble Bundle, Wattson’s Chaos Conductor Bundle, and more!

PATCH NOTES

CONTROL MODE UPDATES:

  • Fixed issue where players would not be able to see or select spawn points on the Spawn Menu after dying while stimmed as Octane.
  • Removed the Turbo Charger from Purple Tier weapons - Players have to get their Ratings up to Gold Tier in order to get it.
  • Several crash fixes to help with mode stability.
  • Fixed a UI bug where Mythic ammo icon appears on non-crate weapons when auto-reloaded.
  • Fix for ammo disappearing from Rampart's mobile Sheila when firing.

G7 SCOUT

  • Double Tap burst fire delay reduced from 0.475 to 0.375.
  • Double Tap recoil improvements.
  • Ammo reserves increased from 120 to 140.

HOP-UPS SPAWN RATE ADJUSTMENTS

  • Increased spawn rate for Hammerpoint Rounds and Kinetic Feeder.
  • Reduced spawn rate for Deadeye's Tempo, Shatter Caps, and Boosted Loader.

BUG FIXES:

  • Fixed frame jitter that could appear while spectating a match.
  • Fixed issue where Precision Choke was disabled by default on Golden TripleTake.
  • Fixed issue where players could leave at the start of a match without being penalized.
  • Fixed hack where players were able to duel-wield weapons.
  • Fixed bug where players would not receive assist credit when damaging Gibraltar's arm shield.
  • Fix for bug when Crypto's animation would glitch after using a finisher while in death protection.
  • Fixed bug where players were unable to perform Ash's skydive emote.
  • Fixed bug where the Leaver Penalty warning would always show two minutes regardless of how many times you've disconnected.
  • Fixed bug where damaging MRVN would count towards upgrading your Evo Shield.
  • Fix for cases where Crypto can throw out multiple drones.
  • Fix for cases where Pathfinder is able to grapple enemies indefinitely.
  • Fix for cases where players are able to reset Wraith's Tactical cooldown by ending her phasing while entering an Ash's Portal.
  • Fix for visual inconsistencies in Bloodhound's Cyber Hunt skin.
  • Arenas: Fix for a bug where music could cut off at the start of a match in Habitat.
  • Arenas: Fix for visual bug where Legend abilities would stay onscreen during a match.
  • Various fixes to charging systems in weapons to work more consistently and by design.
  • Fix for cases where players could remove bullet spread when using ziplines.
  • Fix for visual inconsistencies in reactive weapons after activating.
  • Fix for cases where Wattson's Ultimate's shield regen would work through some windows in Command Center.
  • Tropics Map: Fix for cases where players can be launched by Gravity Cannon while below it.
  • Added tracker for "Battle Royale Wins".

The innovations don’t stop there as Apex Legends also delivers Respawn Beacons, one-time use locations where defeated teammates can be revived, a contextual Ping communication system that allows players to call out enemies, weapons, locations and more with the push of a button, and an intelligent inventory system which automatically attaches gear and equipment to the appropriate weapons once players pick them up. All together it creates a battle royale experience unlike any other, complete with Respawn’s commitment to top-notch quality and fun.

Apex Legends is now available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.


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