Huge news was just dropped by Respawn about its free-play Battle Royale shooter, Apex Legends. It was announced during EA’s livestream that Apex Legends Crossplay is upon us in the near future!
The Released News:
- Apex is making it’s debut on the Nintendo Switch this fall. Until now, playing Apex entitled sitting in front of a TV or monitor for hours. This will bring a new twist and create mobility anywhere you want to go!
- Another Twist: They are launching cross-play for Apex this fall as well! In the past and even now, playing on Xbox meant playing solely with other Xbox players. This is fun and do-able, but what if your best friend has a PS4? That sucks, then go buy an Xbox. Not anymore! Once they release cross-play, Xbox, PC, PS4 and Switch players will be all be able to play the same game on the same servers. Specifics on how they plan to do this is still up in the air, but the good news is, we will get it soon!
- Previously, Apex was only available to PC players by EA’s Origins store. Soon enough, Apex will be making its way to Steam.
They also released a first look at an upcoming event they’re titling “Lost Treasures Collection”. Releasing June 23rd, it will bring brand new skins, a seasonal new game mode and new in-game locations to the pot.
Along with those updates about what’s to come in the next few months, Respawn also offered a sneak peek at the next collection event, ‘Lost Treasures’, which begins June 23rd. It includes a new spin on a previous limited-time mode. The big twist: there won’t be any re spawn beacons on the map. You’ll actually have a mobile one in your inventory you can use once time per match to bring back your teammate(s). How exciting! Check out the trailer below.
What Is Apex Legends?
For those who have never played, Apex is a Battle Royale game, similar to Fortnite or PUBG. The main difference is Apex is a first person shooter instead of a third person shooter. It also does not have Fortnite’s popular ‘building’ system. You team up with one or two other players. Each of you pick from an increasing list of “Legends”, each with their own unique abilities. You then battle it out until only one team stands, similar to Fortnite or PUBG.
It’s fast-paced, hectic and fun. And the best part: it’s free! Similar to other games in this genre, Respawn earns their money on characters and skins, in-game currency and a premium ‘Battle Pass’ system that allows you to unlock special items.