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Respawn Launches Apex Legends, a Free-to-Play Battle Royale Experience Available Now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

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Oct 29, 2017
5,668
Pennsylvania
I'm not big on battle royales. The only other one i played was the trial for blackout .

Mechanically everything feels really good.

However, there's something about the aesthetics that make seeing people difficult at times. There's a lot of overall clutter, shadows and dark areas that makes quickly assessing people in the distance kind of difficult
This was me as well.
 
Nov 15, 2017
4,327
Could only play for a few games but managed to win 2 out of 3 games while still getting comfortable with the gun play. Coming from playing Fortnite it's a pleasure to have guns that actually shoot where you aim. Snipers feel very punchy and lethal but not OP, ARs don't feel like peashooters and are good in all situations while shotguns are deadly up close. I think I'm going to really like this game. Now just make it cross play compatible and I'd drop Fortnite.
 
Jan 14, 2019
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- I also find it a bit hard to see enemies
- do headshots do more damage?
- does the glowing blue light pillar on the map indicate a better loot area?
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,384
Things I dig about the game:

- The ping system is great for playing with random players, but communication is still key to success.
- Love the respawn system with the banners and the spawn machines that randomly drop on the map.
- Dropping together as one single unit is pretty cool if you want to ensure everyone drops in the same spot and sticks together.
- Weapons feel great to shoot.
- The map is varied and visually fun to be in.
- Having a strong team composition adds a new layer of strategy.

Things I dislike about the game:

- The guns all look the same to me. It's hard to differentiate guns laying around on the floor.
- When finding a better piece of armor, I wish the game would auto drop the lower level piece and auto equip the better one.
- Prices on skins and such are just as much bullshit as Fortnite, but it's f2p so what can you do?
- The lack of wall running kills the momentum of movement. I wish they would add that back in.
- Wish there were more modes, but I'm sure we're getting there.

Overall I like Fortnite more but I definitely enjoy this more than Blackout and PUBG. Good job, Respawn.
Could you expand on what you like more about Fortnite? Having played quite a bit of Fortnite and having spent most of the day with Apex Legends, so far it feels like AL does literally everything better, and all without the hamfisted building.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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The variation in health pools and gun damage is way too high. Impossible to anticipate anything in a fight cause you might take someone down in a few bullets or a few clips. Other than that it's really polished and basically just a way better version of Blackout. If they crunch the damage model down so the kill times don't vary so widely it would be really fun.
 

benj

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Oct 27, 2017
1,477
I’m so glad the “ultimate” abilities aren’t too over powered too.
This is something I've been thinking about a lot over the last couple hours. I am very, very impressed at how they made character abilities feel impactful, distinct, and interesting, without whatsoever making them more important to the fight than gunplay.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,665
The respawning mechanic is incredible too. I usually just bail out in other battle royale games. This keeps a glimmer of hope that I’ll be able to return and win.

Ugh. Such smart developers.

I’m already excited to see what’s next.

Also the shotguns are so satisfying.
 
Oct 27, 2017
6,055
Chicago
Played about five rounds.

I suck at it (I only got one kill) but my initial impressions are extremely positive.

I strongly suspect this is going to be a very popular game.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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And with that Im off for the night, lol, what a nerve wracking firefight at the end, managed to Wraith warp behind the last squad and kill them with shotgun blasts
 

benj

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Oct 27, 2017
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Really? I had a level 1 piece of armor on and I couldn't pick up and use the blue level 2 one I found until I unequipped the level 1 armor. This was on the XBX version.
Huh, that's weird. That has not at all been my experience.

Also, yeah, ammo is a serious problem. I just lost a top 2 to running out of ammo—I've died more to running out of ammo than anything else (especially running out of heavy ammo). I guess I like that it keeps looting more meaningful, but it's definitely frustrating to only e.g. get shotgun ammo from a few minutes of looting, then to die to a fight in which you just didn't have the shots to be aggressive or to trade.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,384
The variation in health pools and gun damage is way too high. Impossible to anticipate anything in a fight cause you might take someone down in a few bullets or a few clips. Other than that it's really polished and basically just a way better version of Blackout. If they crunch the damage model down so the kill times don't vary so widely it would be really fun.
TTK is super high tbh. Combined with the incredibly fast mobility, it lets you maneuver around enemies who have the drop on you and turn the tables.
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,837
Set to download now on the X1X, now come on work hurry up and finish...and come on kids go to bed...then I can check this out. Loved TF2, like the BR ideas but haven't clicked with PUBG or Fortnite so hope this is solid entry from Respawn. Reading good things so far.
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,431
It tells you everything visually. Bottom left will show what armor, guns clearly show the ammo icons, if you pick up better armor it will replace automatically, it will tell you if an attachment on the ground goes with one of your weapons, it shows the attachments in the bottomt right shows what attachments are on the guns and which slots are empty, anything that doesn't apply has a big red crossout in the inventory, etc, etc.
Upon further examination I'm beginning to understand it, although it's not clear when under heavy fire.
 
Mar 13, 2018
563
This thing is super polished - quite refreshing to play a BR at launch that feels refined and polished.

Blackout was the closest we'd had before that but even that felt like it came in hot.
I always felt like Blackout was really hard to play, if that makes sense? Apex Legends on the other hand is the best BR game I've played so far.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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And with that Im off for the night, lol, what a nerve wracking firefight at the end, managed to Wraith warp behind the last squad and kill them with shotgun blasts
ok how do you do her ultimate? I use it and end up with portals right beside each other. Do i hold it down to use it or what?
 
Oct 26, 2017
12,335
yeah at the begining for sure shroud was really annoyed by that on his stream... Im guessing its to make you loot more though instead of showering you with ammo out the ass at the start
The inventory menu has explicit buttons for dropping fractions of a stack of ammo or dropping a whole stack, so they really want you sharing it with you team and not hoarding all of it out of a chest/loot room. Considering you can call out what you need from your inventory with the ping (I assume it'd work for ammo too), that would make it even possible to get some from non-voice users fairly easily, I guess?

Just one of many smart decisions to keep teammates together.
 
Oct 25, 2017
530
Australia
ok how do you do her ultimate? I use it and end up with portals right beside each other. Do i hold it down to use it or what?
On PC you activate the ultimate and then move (Can sprint) and wherever I want the end of the portal to be I just click again. It creates a portal where I started and where I finished.

Incredibly handy for the squad when in a rough spot.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,515
ok how do you do her ultimate? I use it and end up with portals right beside each other. Do i hold it down to use it or what?
It works like the Portal Games, you link two places and the squad can use your teleport and enter from one place to the other.

As a bonus tip, you can start your ult, use her invisibility and create the portals end just behind enemy cover, so your squad can just hop behind them.
 

benj

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Oct 27, 2017
1,477
The triple-take with the choke feels pretty monstrous. Especially with the sound the game makes when you're hitting health. Like you're just destroying some kind of dishware golem.
 

benj

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Oct 27, 2017
1,477
Also I won a game with a Kraber earlier, which was fun, but jeez that gun feels like more trouble than it's worth. Especially not being used to lead/drop in this game yet. Having to bolt the thing after every shot was brutal. Would've rather just had a Longbow, I think.
 

stumblebee

The Fallen
Jan 22, 2018
1,241
No cross platform progression/purchases ever will 100% kill my interest in buying anything in this game. I'm planning on playing on console just as much as Pc
 

Ultron

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
740
Won 3 games, 2 with randos and 1 with friends. I like this a lot.

You can do some really cool stuff with Pathfinder's zipline creator. Lots of really fun manuevering of the squad to get them where they need to be and to get good angles on enemy squads. It recharges super fast, so it feels the most impactful of a lot of the ults.
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,431
Could you expand on what you like more about Fortnite? Having played quite a bit of Fortnite and having spent most of the day with Apex Legends, so far it feels like AL does literally everything better, and all without the hamfisted building.
For me personally, UI navigation is way faster in Fortnite. That's mainly cuz you can only pick up 6 items so you know quickly what you need to carry at a short moment. And because of a small inventory getting to items is a lot faster. Shooting in Fortnite isn't for everyone but what I do like is it lets you know when you landed a headshot. The skins in Apex are fine but I want more crazy skins like what Fortnite or even Overwatch has. Color variation and subdued armors don't do enough for me.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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The variation in health pools and gun damage is way too high. Impossible to anticipate anything in a fight cause you might take someone down in a few bullets or a few clips. Other than that it's really polished and basically just a way better version of Blackout. If they crunch the damage model down so the kill times don't vary so widely it would be really fun.
I think it's actually kind of smart how the enemy glows blue or purple when you shoot them to show you their shield level. Then when they stop glowing they're down to their health.
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,887
I don't enjoy playing any of the characters either, but that's been my problem with every hero shooter. Since every hero is different you can't make any one of them too interesting or fun to play cause no other character would be played. In this game it just makes me want a character that has the abilities of a regular Titanfall pilot from the first game, but they would never do that because it would be 10x more effective and fun to play than the rest of the characters.
 
Oct 27, 2017
6,287
I might try this tonight. It looks different from the other BR's, and since it's Respawn I am guessing plays better.

I'm surprised but not surprised that Valve hasn't made a Team Fortress 2 BR. It seems obvious. But then I remember it's Valve.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,154
This game is fucking amazing. Me and two friends just finished second because I chose to heal instead of shoot. What a goddamn game. I’ve never felt like this about a battle royale before. This one is gonna stick with me.
 
Oct 31, 2017
119
Something very smart and well done is just the intro of each match, the timed character selection and collective dropping is extremely hype with the music etc. Good shit
 
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