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Apex Legends |OT2| Season 3: I Choo-Choose You, Crypto!

Delphine

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Genre: Hero based Battle Royale
Download Size: 31.66 GB (Xbox One), 23.01 GB (PS4), 22 GB (PC)
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: February 4th, 2019
Price: Free-to-Play* (*cosmetic items acquired through in-game or paid currency, new Legends acquired through in-game or paid currency, cosmetic loot boxes acquired through in-game or paid currency, $10 Battle Pass)

- WHAT IS IT? -
Apex Legends is 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.

- WHAT IS IT IN NON-PR SPEAK? -
Apex Legends is a squad based Battle Royale FPS developed by Respawn Entertainment. Set in the Titanfall universe, you and two other teammates work to be the last squad standing while utilizing character abilities that do not include Titans or wall-running.

- LEGENDS -

Bangalore - Professional Soldier
Born into a military family where she, her parents, and her four older brothers all served in the IMC Armed Forces, Bangalore has been an exceptional soldier since she was young. She was top of her class at the IMC Military Academy and the only cadet who could take apart a Peacekeeper, equip it with a Precision Choke hop-up, and put it back together in under twenty seconds – blindfolded.

Tactical Ability: Smoke Launcher - Fire a high-velocity smoke canister that explodes into a smoke wall on impact.
Passive Ability: Double Time - Taking fire while sprinting makes you move faster for a brief time.
Ultimate Ability: Rolling Thunder - Call in an artillery strike that slowly creeps across the landscape.


Bloodhound - Technological Tracker
Bloodhound is known across the Outlands as one of the greatest game hunters the Frontier has ever seen – and that’s about all anyone knows. Their identity is a mystery wrapped in layers of rumors: they are fabulously wealthy, a bloodthirsty murderer, a Goliath whisperer, a former slave, half bat, and a dozen other things depending on who’s doing the whispering.

Tactical Ability: Eye of the Allfather - Briefly reveal hidden enemies, traps, and clues throughout structures in front of you.
Passive Ability: Tracker - See tracks left behind by your foes.
Ultimate Ability: Beast of the Hunt - Enhances your senses, allowing you move faster and highlighting your prey.


Caustic - Toxic Trapper
Before there was Caustic, a scientist named Alexander Nox worked at Humbert Labs, the Frontier’s leading manufacturer of pesticide gases. With a glut of pesticides needed to protect the growing Frontier colonies’ crops, Humbert Labs was constantly on the hunt for better and stronger formulas. Nox was one of their brightest scientists and worked day and night developing new gases. But to make sure they worked, he needed to test them on more than just inert tissue: he needed something living.

Tactical Ability: Nox Gas Trap - Drop canisters that release deadly Nox gas when shot or triggered by enemies.
Passive Ability: Nox Vision - Allows you to see enemies through your gas.
Ultimate Ability: Not Gas Grenade - Blankets a large area in Nox Gas.


Gibraltar - Shielded Fortress
Gibraltar is a gentle giant with a wild side. The son of two SARAS (Search and Rescue Association of Solace) volunteers, he has always been skilled at getting others out of dangerous situations that are common in the Outlands. However, he only began to understand the value of protecting others when he and his boyfriend stole his father’s motorcycle, took it on a joyride, and got trapped by a deadly mudslide. His parents saved them, and his father lost an arm in the process. Gibraltar has never forgotten that sacrifice and has devoted his life to helping those in need.

Tactical Ability: Dome of Protection - Throw down a dome-shield that blocks attacks for 15 seconds.
Passive Ability: Gun Shield - Aiming down sights deploys a gun shield that blocks incoming fire.
Ultimate Ability: Defensive Bombardment - Call in a concentrated mortar strike on a marked position.


Lifeline - Combat Medic
Ajay Che, aka Lifeline, isn’t someone you would expect to find in the Apex Games. Once the child of wealthy war profiteers, she left home when she learned of the damage her family had caused and enlisted in the Frontier Corps, a humanitarian organization that aids Frontier communities in need. She’s since devoted her life to helping others and joined the Apex Games to fund the Frontier Corps with her winnings.

Tactical Ability: D.O.C. Heal Drone - Call your Drone of Compassion to automatically heal nearby teammates over time.
Passive Ability: Combat Medic - Revive knocked down teammates faster while protected by a shield wall. Healing items are used 25% faster.
Ultimate Ability: Care Package - Call in a drop pod full of high-quality defensive gear.


Mirage - Holographic Trickster
Mirage is the kind of guy who likes to stand out. The youngest of four brothers, he perfected the art of fooling around to get attention. The one thing he took seriously was Holo-Pilot technology: introduced to the illusion-creating tech by his engineer mother, he poured over the mechanisms and learned all he could about them. Even when his brothers went MIA during the Frontier War, Mirage and his mother continued to develop holo devices, and the work brought them closer.

Tactical Ability: Psyche Out - Send out a holographic decoy to confuse the enemy.
Passive Ability: Encore! - Automatically drop a decoy and cloak for five seconds when knocked down.
Ultimate Ability: Vanishing Act - Deploy a team of Decoys to distract enemies while you cloak.


Pathfinder - Forward Scout
Pathfinder is the picture of optimism, despite his circumstances. A MRVN (Mobile Robotic Versatile eNtity) modified to specialize in location scouting and surveying, he booted up decades ago in an abandoned laboratory with no idea who created him or why. With only his MRVN designation to hint at his identity, Pathfinder set off in search of his creator.

Tactical Ability: Grappling Hook - Grapple to get to out-of-reach places quickly.
Passive Ability: Insider Knowledge - Scan a survey beacon to reveal the ring’s next location.
Ultimate Ability: Zipline Gun - Create a zipline for everyone to use.


Wraith - Interdimensional Skirmisher
Wraith is a whirlwind fighter, able to execute swift and deadly attacks and manipulate spacetime by opening rifts in the fabric of reality — but she has no idea how she got that way. Years ago, she woke up in an IMC Detention Facility for the Mentally Ill with no memory of her life before. She also began hearing a distant voice whispering in her mind that would keep her awake for days on end. Despite nearly driving her insane, once she started to listen and trust it, the voice helped her harness her newfound power of void manipulation and escape the facility.

Tactical Ability: Into the Void - Reposition quickly through the safety of void space, avoiding all damage.
Passive Ability: Voices from the Void - A voice warns you when danger approaches. As far as you can tell, it’s on your side.
Ultimate Ability: Dimensional Rift - Link two locations with portals for 60 seconds, allowing your entire team to use them.


NEW LEGEND JOINS THE BATTLE (3/19/2019)
Octane - The Adrenaline Junkie

One day, Octavio Silva was bored. In fact, he was bored most days. Heir to the preoccupied CEOs of Silva Pharmaceuticals and wanting for nothing in life, he entertained himself by performing death-defying stunts and posting holovids of them for his fans to gawk over. So, this day, he decided to set the course record for a nearby Gauntlet by launching himself across the finish line – using a grenade. As he lay in triage hours later, the doctors informed him that the damage done to his legs meant his daredevil days were over. That didn’t sit well with Octavio, who turned to an old friend for help: Ajay Che, who he guilted into forging an order to replace his legs with bionic ones. Suddenly able to repair his limbs at a moment’s notice, Octavio decided petty online stunts weren’t enough: the ultimate adrenaline rush, the Apex Games, was calling. Now, he’s going to become an Apex Champion doing the most incredible, death-defying moves anyone’s ever seen. Maybe in the arena, he won’t be so bored.

Tactical Ability: Stim - Move 30% faster for six seconds. Costs health to use.
Passive Ability: Swift Mend - Automatically restores health over time.
Ultimate Ability: Launch Pad - Deploy a jump pad that catapults teammates through the air.
- MAP -


- FAQ FROM RESPAWN -
Where can I download Apex Legends?
Apex Legends can be found at the following stores:
Do I need Xbox Live Gold to play Apex Legends?
Yes, you need an Xbox Live Gold account to play Apex Legends on Xbox One.

Do I need PlayStation® Plus to play Apex Legends?
No, you do not need PlayStation® Plus to play Apex Legends on PlayStation® 4.
Can I play with a controller on PC?
Yes, Apex Legends officially supports the Xbox One and PlayStation® 4 controllers on PC.

2. Gameplay
What do I get when I increase my Player Level? What is the maximum Player Level?

Players can increase their Player Level by earning XP from playing matches. Each time a player levels up, they will earn rewards like an Apex Pack, Legend Tokens, or both.
Player Level caps at 100. After reaching Level 100, players can earn additional Legend Tokens by gaining enough XP during matches.

How are characters balanced? Will characters get nerfed and buffed regularly?
We strive to keep our characters as balanced as possible across a variety of factors. We look at metrics such as win rate, pick rate, winning squad composition, average kills per game, etc. across skill tiers. Our goal is to make sure each character offers a different strategic playstyle, not a more powerful playstyle. We will regularly adjust character balance in pursuit of healthy game balance.

How do I earn a character?
You can unlock new characters in the store by collecting 12,000 Legend Tokens. Earn Legend Tokens by playing standard matches.

How are you handling cheaters?
We take cheating very seriously, employ a variety of methods to prevent it, and will take action on EA Accounts that violate the User Agreement. Apex Legends utilizes Easy Anti-Cheat from Kamu (an industry-leading anti-cheat service) on PC, and the built-in anti-cheat features available on Xbox One and PlayStation® 4.

Our goal is to make Apex Legends fun and fair for all our players. If you think you have discovered someone cheating please visit this EA Help article to learn more about reporting.

Will you be adding more maps?
Our focus is on the Kings Canyon map for now, but we may introduce new maps in the future.

Does Apex Legends support cross-platform play?
We currently don’t support cross-platform play, but are always working on new features and improvements we can add to our game.

3. Apex Packs
What are Apex Packs?

Apex Packs are packs of cosmetic items or crafting currency available in Apex Legends. They will never include any items that offer a gameplay advantage (there is no way to purchase a gameplay advantage in Apex Legends through any mechanic).

Can I earn Apex Packs?
Yes, Apex Packs are often given as rewards for reaching a new Player Level. You can earn a total of 45 Apex Packs from Player Levels 1 – 100.

What are the drop rates for items of a specific rarity in an Apex Pack?
Probability of at least one:
  • Rare or better item: 100%
  • Epic or better item: 24.8%
  • Legendary item: 7.4%
How is probability for Apex Pack drop rates calculated?
Apex Pack probabilities are calculated by simulating the opening of a large number of Apex Packs. We will re-run this process for any update where the rarity drop rates change and update our players accordingly.
Will Apex Packs contain duplicate cosmetics?
No. Cosmetic items you already own are not eligible drops when an Apex Pack is opened, so you’ll never receive duplicates of cosmetics you already own. Crafting Metals may always drop within a given rarity tier, regardless of how many you own. If you own all of the items of a given rarity tier, you’ll receive Crafting Metals of that rarity instead.

Will Apex Packs have bad luck protection?
Yes! Bad luck protection is available for Legendary items in all Apex Packs. Bad luck protection means that a player cannot open more than 30 Apex Packs without receiving a Legendary item.

How does the Bonus Heirloom set work?
Apex Legends currently has one bonus Heirloom Set available, which contains three items for Wraith. When a player opens an Apex Pack, there is a <1% probability of an Heirloom Set dropping. Heirloom Set drops do not deduct an Apex Pack from your inventory. Heirloom Sets cannot be crafted with Crafting Metals. A player cannot open more than 500 Apex Packs without receiving an Heirloom set (assuming the player does not own all of the available Heirloom Sets). Once a player owns all of the Heirloom Sets, the player will not be eligible for this bonus until more Heirloom Sets are added to the game.

4. Battle Pass
What is the Battle Pass?

The Battle Pass is a seasonal system that rewards players with exclusive cosmetic items. These rewards are a mix of exclusive seasonal cosmetics and Apex Packs. Every player can unlock some of these items each season through normal play; those who choose to purchase the Battle Pass can earn everything available that season, around 100 different rewards.

Do I keep everything I’ve earned with Battle Pass once the Season ends?
Yes, everything you earn with the Battle Pass is yours to keep, even after the Season is over.
Do I get Legends by purchasing a Battle Pass?
No, Legends will not be included in the Battle Pass. The Battle Pass gives players exclusive cosmetic items and Apex Packs.

How long are Seasons?
Each season will run for approximately three months.

4. In-Game Currency and Shops
Can players spend money in Apex Legends to receive a gameplay advantage?

No. In Apex Legends, we don’t sell any items that offer a gameplay advantage. When you enter the Ring, no player will have an advantage based on how much they have spent. Apex is supported primarily by cosmetics and new characters (which can also be earned).

What are Apex Coins?
Apex Coins are a premium in-game currency which can be used to purchase Apex Packs, items in the Rotating Shop, and new Legends.

What are Legend Tokens?
Legend Tokens are currency earned by increasing your Player Level. Legend Tokens can be earned even after reaching max Player Level by earning enough match XP.

What are Crafting Metals?
Crafting Metals are dropped in Apex Packs and can be used to craft specific cosmetic items such as Legend skins, weapon skins, and more.

What is the Rotating Shop?
The Rotating Shop is an in-game destination where you can purchase individual cosmetics and characters. Each item slot in the shop rotates every seven days. There are two sections in the Rotating Shop: Featured and Shop Exclusives.
  1. The “Featured” section includes a curated selection of items. These items, normally only available as Apex Pack drops or unlockable with Crafting Metals, are available for direct purchase with Apex Coins for a limited period of time.
  2. The “Shop Exclusives” section contains exclusive Legendary Recolors that are available for purchase only with Legend Tokens. These items are not available as drops in the core Apex Pack and require ownership of the related prerequisite Legendary item before a purchase can be made.
Neither section of the Rotating Shop will feature Battle Pass items.

How do Legendary Recolors work?
Legendary Recolors are available in exchange for Legend Tokens through the Rotating Shop. Each item slot will rotate every seven days. You must own the prerequisite Legendary cosmetic before purchasing the recolor. The prerequisite Legendary cosmetic will always be available in the shop’s Featured section while the exclusive Legendary Recolor is available. The prerequisite Legendary cosmetic can also be acquired as an Apex Pack drop or a Crafting Metal unlock.

Can I get the exact cosmetic item I want?
Yes! Save up enough Crafting Metal currency to unlock the item directly in the Legends or Armory tabs. Alternatively, cosmetic items from the core Apex Pack periodically appear in the Rotating Shop for direct purchase with Apex Coins.

What payment methods do you accept?
You can make purchases through the Xbox Store or PlayStation® Store using any accepted payment method you’ve used in the past. Making purchases in Origin varies based on your location and currency. For more information about approved payment methods for Origin, check out the “What Payment Methods Can I Use on Origin?” section of the Buying on Origin: Orders and Payment Information article.

6. Troubleshooting
I’m having technical issues, what should I do?

- JIGGLE'S CUSTOM FAQ -
Is this Titanfall 3?
No.

Where is Titanfall 3?
In my heart.

No, seriously!
“The world thinks we’re making Titanfall 3 and we’re not – [Apex Legends] is what we’re making.” - producer Drew McCoy

What are the DLC plans?


- BATTLE PASS -

For the low, low price of 950 Apex Coins ($10 USD), you can now purchase the Apex Legends Season One Battle Pass, a stream of cosmetics, loot boxes and other in-game items earned through progression. Once the first "season" is up, these rewards will be locked in the vault to make way for the new season of content so if you see anything worth earning, don't delay - *get your Battle Pass today!
*Andrew Wilson has my family, I need to sell forty Battle Passes to get them back!


What are the PC system requirements?
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
OS: 64-bit Windows 7
Processor (AMD): AMD FX 4350 or Equivalent
Processor (Intel): Intel Core i3 6300 or Equivalent
Memory: 6GB - DDR3 @1333 RAM
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7730
Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GT 640
DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard-drive space: 22GB

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS
OS: 64-bit Windows 7
Processor (AMD): Ryzen 5 CPU or Equivalent
Processor (Intel): Intel Core i5 3570K or Equivalent
Memory: 8GB - DDR3 @1333 RAM
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ R9 290
Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970
DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: Broadband Connection
Hard-drive space: 22GB
- TRAILERS -


- RESETERA APEX LEGENDS DISCORD -
Here is the link to the LegendsEra Discord server:

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- RESETERA APEX LEGENDS CONSOLE CLUBS -
Xbox Club: ApexEra
PlayStation Club: ApexEra

- PREVIOUS OT -
https://www.resetera.com/threads/apex-legends-ot-you-kill-me-youre-better-i-kill-you-im-better.97749/

OT title suggested by the_korben, show him some love for such a great pick!
 

jmood88

Member
Oct 28, 2017
848
I hope they fix the crashes at some point. I went from dealing with it and playing everyday, to just moving on because it crashed constantly.
 

SweetNicole

The Old Guard
Member
Oct 24, 2017
5,753
Here is the link to the LegendsEra Discord server:

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Tawpgun

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,999
Incredible title

My new top weapons
RE45
R99
R301
Peacekeeper
EVA
Wingman
Longbow
Spitfire

My loadout will be 2 of these depending on how loot works out. Everything else will be replaced except for Turbo Charged Devotion. That thing shreds.
 

the_korben

Member
Oct 27, 2017
72
Wish I could take the credit but it all goes to the_korben. Hopefully he pops in here to get the praise he rightfully deserves for such a great title!
Well thank you very much. Since my game has inexplicably returned to crashing every second game, and since I lose every game horribly that doesn't crash, this is the only pride that I can associate with Apex Legends right now. ;)
 

xeecee

Member
Oct 27, 2017
929
They’ve really bungled the post-launch stuff huh.

-no consistent crash fix
-no battlepass date
-necessary balance changes tied to launch of season 1/battlepass
-accidental store page tease

I love this game but whoof. the twitch numbers are at a quarter of what they were a couple of weeks ago. it really feels like EA/Respawn were blindsided by the success and stuff fell apart behind the scenes.

and like, as much as I want the battlepass, the crashes and cheats and whatnot are the real priority. i don’t want this game to go the way of realm royale. That’s dramatic and i’m sure things will be fine but things feel rocky rn
 

Xthn

Member
Aug 25, 2018
32
No BP today. Respawn Community Manager confirmed it on Reddit.
Hey Friends,
So between the datamining and the unintentional update about Season 1 on Origin today, there’s been a lot of speculation and confusion so we wanted to give some clarity:


  • We’ll be providing details on Season 1, Battle Pass, and the next Legend very soon. It’s not coming out today.
  • There’s lots of stuff that has been datamined from Apex since launch and is swirling around the Internet. We know this stuff is fun to dig up and speculate about, but you should not treat any of that info as a source of truth. There’s stuff in there that is very old, or things we’ve tried in the past and cut--remember our design process is to prototype and play lots of ideas--and some of it may be things we’re still building for Apex Legends. Finding this stuff by no means confirms that it’ll ever come out. At best you should treat any posts about this as a rumor and the real info will come from us when we’re ready to show off what’s coming next.
Thank you to everyone for staying patient through this and hang tight. We’re excited to get Season 1 kicked off and having you grinding on that Battle Pass with a new Legend to master soon.
https://www.reddit.com/r/apexlegends/comments/b0bl2s/some_clarity_around_datamining_and_season_1/
 

Bavera__

Member
Feb 3, 2019
31
Italy
bummed out season 1 isn’t coming out today but i’m also kinda baffled by people criticizing respawn and saying “they could have communicated about this with us better” as if leaks and datamined stuff cements down anything
 

Deception

Member
Nov 15, 2017
6,320
They’ve really bungled the post-launch stuff huh.

-no consistent crash fix
-no battlepass date
-necessary balance changes tied to launch of season 1/battlepass
-accidental store page tease

I love this game but whoof. the twitch numbers are at a quarter of what they were a couple of weeks ago. it really feels like EA/Respawn were blindsided by the success and stuff fell apart behind the scenes.

and like, as much as I want the battlepass, the crashes and cheats and whatnot are the real priority. i don’t want this game to go the way of realm royale. That’s dramatic and i’m sure things will be fine but things feel rocky rn
Eh, this metric has less to do with Apex's popularity and more to do with big streamers going back to their bread and butter games.
Timthetatman (30k), Ninja (50k), CourageJD (10k) and Dr Lupo (10k) have all went back to Fortnite over the last couple weeks so that's 100k viewers right there. Which isn't a shocker since Fortnite has a wider appeal than Apex and is guaranteed to get them a lot of Youtube revenue vs Apex.
 

xeecee

Member
Oct 27, 2017
929
People getting so upset is crazy. They've never said it was coming today. March isn't half over. People need to chill and stop getting themselves excited over pure speculation.
I think it’s pretty reasonable to be having some doubts about the post-launch support now—at the very least, they should probably have tempered expectations before the date everyone was talking about for weeks. it especially feels bad given the store page updated today. something was clearly meant for today that got moved, which is fine! but the momentum has hit a bump for sure
 

Bavera__

Member
Feb 3, 2019
31
Italy
I think it’s pretty reasonable to be having some doubts about the post-launch support now—at the very least, they should probably have tempered expectations before the date everyone was talking about for weeks. it especially feels bad given the store page updated today. something was clearly meant for today that got moved, which is fine! but the momentum has hit a bump for sure
Kinda sure respawn isn’t used to running this type of live service stuff so i’ll pass some mistakes down the line but I get the sentiment of a lot of people seems to be having rn
 

Olaf

Banned
Oct 27, 2017
2,419
Eh, this metric has less to do with Apex's popularity and more to do with big streamers going back to their bread and butter games.
Timthetatman (30k), Ninja (50k), CourageJD (10k) and Dr Lupo (10k) have all went back to Fortnite over the last couple weeks so that's 100k viewers right there. Which isn't a shocker since Fortnite has a wider appeal than Apex and is guaranteed to get them a lot of Youtube revenue vs Apex.
Yep. I doubt the playercount has dropped nearly as much as the viewer count. The amount of people watching a game is not even a good metric for a games success.
 

f0rk

Member
Oct 25, 2017
427
They’ve really bungled the post-launch stuff huh.

-no consistent crash fix
-no battlepass date
-necessary balance changes tied to launch of season 1/battlepass
-accidental store page tease

I love this game but whoof. the twitch numbers are at a quarter of what they were a couple of weeks ago. it really feels like EA/Respawn were blindsided by the success and stuff fell apart behind the scenes.

and like, as much as I want the battlepass, the crashes and cheats and whatnot are the real priority. i don’t want this game to go the way of realm royale. That’s dramatic and i’m sure things will be fine but things feel rocky rn
Of these the only issue I'm really feeling needs to be addressed is the crashes, and even that it feels like if they had something to say they would. Their messaging has been consistent and pretty clear, it feels like just because the game came out in a great state relative to most online games the community is heaping completely unrealistic expectations on them.