Titanfall devs debut new free to play battle royale game "Apex Legends"

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    A new Titanfall game is not in development--that much was made clear today, when developer Respawn lifted the curtain on their new game. Apex Legends is the latest to join the "battle royale" bandwagon, launching today for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Much like Fortnite, Apex Legends is free to play, relying on entirely aesthetic micro-transactions, as stressed by the game's lead producer, who was concerned players would be worried about publisher Electronic Arts, and its policy of lootboxes. As far as gameplay goes, the game pits you against 60 other players, in teams of 3, and features class-based characters with differing abilities and playstyles. Cross-play is not available at launch, though it is planned at a later date. A gameplay trailer is available above, which showcases what the game looks like and the special skills of each character.
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  1. Xzi

    Xzi Virtual Bartman

    Dec 26, 2013
    United States
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    It looks like some odd combination of Borderlands, Overwatch, and Titanfall. Which IMO results in a much better-looking game than any previous Battle Royale title, especially on the gunplay side of things, but I'm still not sure it's appealing enough to get me to install Origin.
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  2. MythicalData

    MythicalData GBAtemp Fan

    May 11, 2017
    United States
    Looks pretty nice, but many people don't want origin and won't play more than one or two battle royale games. Also no crossplay for the starting audience is just a bad move
    That in mind I recommend Spellbreak to anybody wanting a wizard/magic style battle royale game
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  3. Cubuss

    Cubuss GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 4, 2017
    High Quality Shitposter
    Overwatch Ft Fortnite Ft Blackops Blackout Ft Pubg
  4. DarkCoffe64

    DarkCoffe64 Bo

    Mar 30, 2011
    I'm not the kinda guy that likes fps or battle royale, but this game seems to be pretty nice.
    EA tho.
  5. jt_1258

    jt_1258 GBAtemps Midna

    Aug 21, 2016
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    The Twilight Realm
    Dam shame they swore never to touch the switch
  6. TheRealNGB

    TheRealNGB GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 30, 2017
    United States
    I was thinking Evolve and Titanfall without the mechs and monsters. The squad, and support group features feel like they were taken straight out of Evolve, while the run and gun action is very familiar to Titanfall.
  7. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Has other games done 3 teams by default or at all?

    Also, I was wondering if there were any Hero Shooter Battle Royale. Turns out it was Paladins Battleground aka Realm Royale.
  8. BlastedGuy9905

    BlastedGuy9905 where's the updated autopsy report

    Apr 13, 2017
    United States
    under your desk
    Just tried it. It's great. Recommend getting it, considering it's free.
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  9. chrisisx

    chrisisx GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 26, 2014
    when is mobile? :rofl2:
  10. Memoir

    Memoir Just a Memory

    Jun 24, 2007
    United States
    Somewhere, over there!
    Definitely not liking what I see... Time to play it.
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  11. Crazywhitie

    Crazywhitie Advanced Member

    Sep 5, 2007
    United States
    Alot of good ideas... Fun game for sure. But then need to add map wise and players. EA cash grab I think.. but we'll built.
  12. epickid37

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    Jan 4, 2017
    United States
    mushroom kingdom
    This looks interesting, but we all know that the best battle Royale game is creative destruction.
  13. Xzi

    Xzi Virtual Bartman

    Dec 26, 2013
    United States
    Spiraling Out
    I had to give it a try and it's very good. I guess that's surprising in some ways (it's a F2P EA game), but at the same time, the Titanfall games were pretty great too, so I think Respawn is a pretty solid developer overall. I amend my earlier post, it's more like a mix of Overwatch (characters with great personality, character abilities), plus Halo (two weapon limit with satisfying gunplay), plus Titanfall (sliding and fluid movement). The per-match weapon upgrades are really cool. It's also got the best contextual ping/communication system I've ever seen.

    I suppose the issues I always had with Fortnite were the pointlessness of a construction mechanic in a match-based shooter, and the terrible random hitchance system. The issues I had with PUBG were the bugs/optimization problems, and the bland aesthetic. Apex Legends doesn't have any of these issues.

    Not to say it's entirely without flaws. I would've preferred they give you room to carry at least three weapons, and it is possible to go almost a whole match without running into any enemies. The former doesn't really bother me enough to keep me from enjoying the game, however, and the latter is more an issue inherent to the Battle Royale genre at large.

    Oh, and it ran perfectly on my hardware. That might seem like a given, but I was running it in 4K with everything cranked to max, so I'd guess it runs pretty well all the way down to its minimum requirements.

    It's both funny and sad how much better this seems to be than Anthem.
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  14. Hells Malice

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    Haven't got a chance to play a real round, but I did hop into training. Controls incredibly well. Gunplay feels good, though i'm not a huge fan of the simplistic bullet spreads. Every gun can be fired at max range with little issue, most at full speeds. Except shotgun, which still lands good damage surprisingly far. DMR is a beast of a gun.
    Need to wait for my partner to wake up before i'll dare try a real round. Not a huge fan of requiring 3player teams but it is a nice dynamic overall. I imagine it'll discourage a lot of people though.

    This game would bend the switch over on the title screen alone. We really don't need another Ark.
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  15. Zumoly

    Zumoly GBATemp Analyst

    Apr 27, 2018
    F2P and it's this good?
  16. MiiJack

    MiiJack GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 13, 2016
    Looks fun, I wish Gigantic was still up though. This could shake the monopoly of Fortnite.
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  17. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    o looky another "FREE TO PLAY" battle royal game :sleep:
  18. Minox

    Minox Thanks for the fish

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    Aug 27, 2007
    Would've rather had a new Titanfall, but it being Respawn Entertainment I'm going to have to try this.
  19. ThoD

    ThoD GBATemp Addict (apparently), but more like "bored"

    Sep 8, 2017
    If they made this available on Steam as well or, better yet, as a standalone like some games do, it could actually do pretty darn well with potential to get up there with Fortnite in terms of playerbase. Seems fun and unless they add scummy practices like battle passes or lootboxes, it would be interesting to see where it ends up. But problem is Origin... Apparently it already hit 1 million players already within 8 hours, so it certainly is promising.
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