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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 27, 2017
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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
Much better than standing around in a lobby for 60 seconds. The match loop feels really, really quick.

This game came out of nowhere, and just seems incredibly polished. It has all the trappings of a F2P game, but they could have easily charged for this game.

The group dropping and respawn mechanic is just such a smart addition to the game.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Took awhile to get the hang of it. Won 4 today with a high of 9 kills. Its interesting. I can't help but feel as if armor plays too important of a role in firefights however. I also am sad this means no titanfall proper.
 
Jan 6, 2019
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I just popped off for the first time and was the kill leader, but didn't win the game due to the zone wiping us out. Started too far out on the map.

So far I'm liking Lifeline the most. What about everyone else?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I just popped off for the first time and was the kill leader, but didn't win the game due to the zone wiping us out. Started too far out on the map.

So far I'm liking Lifeline the most. What about everyone else?
So far pathfinder. I like grappeling and setting up Zip Lines for my squad.
 
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So far pathfinder. I like grappeling and setting up Zip Lines for my squad.
Loving Pathfinder too. Grapple was my favorite ability in TF2 and being able to set up zip lines from such long distances is so awesome, not to mention practical as heck for getting vertical really fast.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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3 man squad been kind of a bummer so far. I've basically intruded on a regular group of guys that has been playing PUBG and Siege with each other for the last year and I haven't played a BR game ever, or hell even any competitive shooter since like Overwatch so people have been having to sit out or go queue with randos. Feel bad breaking up their group especially since I drag ass so bad
 
Oct 31, 2017
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I just got matched up with 2 guys that have played a ton and they just dominated. I was just proud I held my own and did almost 1000 damage for my first win. I wrecked a whole squad with my defensive bombardment as Gibralta, damn he is a good character. I got the Kraber also and damn that is satisfying to snipe with. Though I'm not sure if it's even a 1 shot headshot kill, I'm pretty sure I got one on a guy in the last squad we killed but it didn't do enough damage and the other guys finished them off. Overall we had 22 kills as a squad. I had 4 of them lol
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I doubt it will stay that way
I mean there’s a season pass coming that includes legends to unlock but we don’t know full details on them.

Either way, the two that need to be unlocked don’t take that long to and it’s easily done by just playing the game.


Edit: Baffles me when people complain about in game unlocks in a F2P title...especially one with so much polish.
 
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Nov 8, 2017
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The game is too good for it to be F2P. Hoping this takes the crown from Fortnite. Got me 1 win today after about 5 matches...I’ll definately be playing this for when I get tired of Anthem.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Really impressed by this. I’m terrible, but it’s A LOT more fun than I expected. Glad the building aspect of Fortnite is out of the equation.

If anyone is looking to play, I’m ZekeXenu on PS4. Hoping to find cool ERA folks to roll with. My time zone, if it helps, is Pacific Standard.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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You can play but HD textures won't be downloaded.
You can play training and play the game fully though just some of the textures are blurry
I made this mistake. I went into a game while it was still downloading and forgot that it would make my ping like 800 lol. Couldn't pause the DL, had to bail, sorry team
 
Nov 17, 2017
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I tried it and I think it helped a little bit, but it's still there. What I found fixes it for me is disabling TSAA, which sucks because it looks like shit without it and there's no other AA option. It rarely drops below 60 now, even with other options raised.
its a shame cuz i play bfv ultra settings above 60fps and but with this game i fluctuate between 51-90ish kinda sad really, gonna try to install the newest drivers maybe that help or wait a patch xD thx man.
 
Been playing about an hour and i’m in. No BR game i’ve tried so far has really stuck with me but this is getting there.

On paper this is a natural evolution of BR/arena shooter genre but the execution by Respawn is pretty impressive.
 

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I mean there’s a season pass coming that includes legends to unlock but we don’t know full details on them.

Either way, the two that need to be unlocked don’t take that long to and it’s easily done by just playing the game.


Edit: Baffles me when people complain about in game unlocks in a F2P title...especially one with so much polish.
Believe they've said legends won't be tied to a Battle Pass as they don't want a P2W approach. Battle Pass will be purely cosmetics.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Ugh, got an Apex loot crate thing, open it, the connection to the server crashes, I go back and I don't have the loot crate anymore. I assume I got the contents? But I have no clue what I got since the server went to shit before getting the results... Sucks.
 
Nov 2, 2017
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Ugh, got an Apex loot crate thing, open it, the connection to the server crashes, I go back and I don't have the loot crate anymore. I assume I got the contents? But I have no clue what I got since the server went to shit before getting the results... Sucks.
Look under armour for any red dots signifying new
 

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Reminder: The excellent OT by JigglesBunny can now be found here. Please contain all posts about the actual gameplay / your experiences to that thread. This thread will remain open for now to discuss the announcement and wider relevance to the genre and industry.
 

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So many good things about this game. It really is a greatest hits of all the best ideas put in battle royale modes over the past few years.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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First Champion and with randoms too. Died twice in that round. The respawn mechanic is incredible. So is Bangalore, that passive is great.

RC with extended mag and a peace keeper the GOAT loadout
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Pensacola, Fl
Played about 6 or so matches so far. I'm not a fan of BR but I'm enjoying it more than I thought I would. If this had mechs and TF movement I would be in love with it and never put it down lol. This is something I would gladly put a ton of hours into at work if it were on the switch. Overwatch + Fortnite is what I'm getting out of this so far. I'm okay with the former, despise the latter. I could definitely see this getting only better as time and updates go along.

Biggest issue I have with these kinds of games is that I feel like they get kinda old after a few games.
 

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In terms of fun BR imo. This thing has serious potential and F2P will help it tremendously. I just hate choosing these characters or hero’s which is why I hate Overwatch with a passion. Other than that it’s mostly delightful so far.
 
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