Apex Legends: First Impressions
A Fresh Take On Battle Royale
Apex Legends is the latest battle royale to hit the scene and let me tell you, it’s awesome. It was developed and released by Respawn and EA, and best of all, it’s FREE. Respawn has been working on this game for a long time now but kept it a secret and didn’t release any information about it until the day before it released. They partnered with all the top streamers and battle royale players, including Ninja and Shroud, to make the best game possible and put their own twist on the genre.
Meet The Legends
Apex Legends has a max lobby of sixty players and a max team size of three. This game diverges from the traditional battle royale style by offering various “Legends” with unique abilities and gadgets. There are eight different characters, but you’re only allowed to use one of each hero per match with no duplicates, so choose wisely. The playable Legends include:
Bloodhound: A skilled tracker with abilities that let you see enemy footsteps and move quickly to hunt down foes.
Gibraltar: A tank with a gun shield that protects himself while shooting and a deployable dome shield to protect allies.
Lifeline: A combat medic with the ability to revive downed teammates faster, with a deployable healer drone and a care package that drops high-value protective gear.
Pathfinder: A scout with a grappling hook and a deployable zipline for its allies to use.
Wraith: A sneaky interdimensional assassin with the ability to go invisible and create a rift for people to travel through.
Bangalore: A soldier with smoke grenades and a rolling thunder ability that drops bombs on a designated area.
Caustic (unlockable): A toxic trapper the places gas traps that will blur enemy’s vision and deal damage, and a huge gas bomb that will place a large cloud of toxic gas over a select area of the battlefield.
Mirage (unlockable): A trickster that can deploy a decoy that runs across the map and a more powerful ability that sends out many decoys to confuse enemies.