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Respawn Entertainment has announced via Twitter that it's going back to where everything started for the Apex Legends franchise. Starting today, February 21, through February 24, in addition to the World's Edge map, the season one map Kings Canyon will be available for gamers to play. While the devs behind Apex Legends are proud of their Kings Canyon season one map being offered, the responses to the tweet from fans have been highly critical. Multiple comments talk about the random LTM events that Apex Legends offers. Complaints also focus on how the developers have yet to give the community what they are crying for while continually releasing LTM modes that fans don't seem to want. The community... Read more...
It has been a while since we talked about Apex Legends and its developer Respawn Entertainment. It appears that Respawn has just trolled the fanbase of Apex Legends by announcing the next Legend as a character named Forge. The video introduces Forge, who is supposed to be a champion MMA fighter with a robotic arm. The introduction video has Forge sitting, talking with a newscaster in a live interview. As he brags on the support from his team and how well he will do in the Apex Games if the other players bring things up close and personal, the lights in the studio flicker. As the host apologizes to those watching for technical difficulties, the lights come back on, and a robot is standing behind... Read more...
Apex Legends fans are not happy with EA and Respawn Entertainment thanks to high prices for that the loot being doled out in the current Iron Crown event. The problem that gamers have is in how Apex Legends has priced the items and how they are handed out.  It costs players about 700 Apex Coins to open each Iron Crown pack, which is about $7 in real-world cash. There are 24 Iron Crown packs in total, and only two can be earned via gameplay. That means for players who want to unlock all the loot available for the week Iron Crown runs, it will cost about 15,400 Apex Coins or about $154. Even if gamers don't want to unlock all the cosmetics, they still have to deal with loot boxes and a chance... Read more...
Many Apex Legends fans have wanted a chance to ditch the other players and play by themselves for a while now, and it appears that they finally going to get that opportunity. Apex Legends has released a trailer for a limited-time event that will run during the Iron Crown Collection Event called Solos, which features solo playing. The new single-player mode is a marked change for a game that has previously only allowed gamers to play with squads of three. The video shows some of the most recognizable Legends in the game including Bangalore and Bloodhound standing with squadmates who disappear. When the Legends stand-alone, the trailer says that only one player can reign supreme. The solo... Read more...
Apex Legends is set to launch Season 2 soon and with the new season will come some big changes to the game. The launch trailer for Season 2 has landed, and it teases that "Kings Canyon will never be the same." We see in the still shot for the trailer the dragons, which have been dubbed Flyers. We also see the giant eye of the Leviathan that has been seen moving closer to the shore. The trailer is called Battle Charge, and it shows a lot of the new hero Wattson that many are looking forward to. Other tidbits in the trailer include the Levithan stomping its way onto the land. The trailer also appears to show Crypto using his laptop to allow the Flyers and the Levithan to come into Kings Canyon.... Read more...
Although Star War Jedi: Fallen Order was first announced back at E3 2018, we're getting our first real in-depth look at the game thanks to footage that Electronic Arts delivered today at E3 2019. As we already,Jedi: Fallen Order was developed by Respawn -- the same development studio being Titanfall and Apex Legends. The single-play Star Wars adventure centers on Cal Kestis, which managed to escape Order 66 (as portrayed in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith) and is currently on the run from The Empire’s Second Sister and a band of Purge Troopers. The footage seen in the 14-minute gameplay trailer below takes place on the Wookie planet Kashyyyk, where Kestis... Read more...
In an era where many AAA gaming companies sometimes dismiss the concerns of their player base, Respawn Entertainment’s approach to communication has been a refreshing change. Since the release of their blockbuster game Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment has faithfully committed to posting regular updates and publishing new patches for the game. Respawn’s most recent patch should provide audio fixes that will be performance improvements, hit corrections and other fixes to Apex Legends. The latest patch will be available early next week. The main purpose of this particular patch is to improve the audio in Apex Legends. Overall, the audio engine should be “around 30% more... Read more...
Apex Legends seemingly came out of nowhere and took the gaming scene by storm, further underscoring how insanely popular the battle royale genre is right now. Even though there was some strategic planning to generate excitement around Apex Legends when it first came out—publisher Electronic Arts paid some notable streamers to play the game at the outset—developer Respawn Entertainment says the launch still exceeded its expectations. Continued success also means a full commitment of time and resources, and so plans to hash out another Titanfall game have now taken a backseat. "Regarding other games in development at Respawn, it is important to understand that there are entirely separate... Read more...
For a Jedi on the run, the rules are rather simple: Don't stand out, accept the past, and trust no one. Instead, put your trust in the Force. Cal Kestis, one of the last surviving members of the Jedi Order after the purge of Order 66, relays these rules in the first official trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which is being developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. Fallen Order takes place after the events in Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith. In Star Wars canon, Order 66 saw almost every Jedi executed, and many of those who survived were subsequently killed in the Great Jedi Purge that followed. It's not clear if Fallen Order will see Cal progress... Read more...
After weeks of speculation, we’re finally getting some concrete information on Apex Legends’ first battle pass.  Respawn Entertainment announced early this afternoon that the Season 1 battle pass – Wild Frontier -- will drop tomorrow, March 19th.  Wild Frontier will launch at 1pm EST (10am PST), and will be priced at 950 Apex Coins, or $9.50. Alternatively, you can purchase the Battle Pass Bundle for 2,800 Apex Coins, and gain access to the battle pass and instantly unlock the next 25 levels in Wild Frontier. The new battle pass will also allow you to have instant access to the Lifeline Revolutionary, Wraith Survivor and Mirage Outlaw skins. No matter if... Read more...
One thing that will ruin a game as quick as any bug are prolific cheaters that make the entire gameplay experience unbearable. Respawn Entertainment is working hard to curb cheating in Apex Legends. As cheaters evolve to exploit the game, Respawn has been swinging the banhammer to crush them as quickly as possible. So far, that banhammer has crushed 355,000 cheaters. Respawn is taking things a bit further and is now reportedly issuing permanent hardware bans against PC gamers who are caught cheating. Word of the permanent bans first surfaced on Reddit with alleged screenshots from cheating forums where players were complaining about being unable to rejoin the game after being hit with an account... Read more...
Online multiplayer gaming is a beautiful thing, and thanks to high-speed Internet connections, it is a phenomenon that has transformed modern day gameplay. It's why battle royale shooters can exist, and be so popular. Unfortunately, cheating is a real problem, and the only ones who like a cheater are those who are profiting from them. This has created quite the headache for developers like Respawn Entertainment. Apex Legends is the hot new battle royale shooter that has attracted 50 million players in just one month. By all accounts, it is a hit franchise for publisher Electronic Arts, which stands to rake in money hand over fist the way Epic Games does with its also-popular Fortnite game. In... Read more...
Respawn Entertainment developed one of the hottest games of recent memory, that being Apex Legends, a free-to-play battle royale shooter that is presumably proving to be a lucrative franchise for publisher Electronic Arts. Popular streamers such as Tyler "Ninja" Blevins deserve a tip of the hat for hopping on board, and it appears they were paid handsomely for their time. How handsomely? According to Reuters, EA shelled out a cool million bucks (or thereabouts) for Ninja to stream Apex Legends on launch day. While that is an obscene amount of money for a day's 'work' (play), it underscores how much cash these types of games can generate through in-game purchases, and why publishers would be willing... Read more...
Apex Legends has stormed onto the scene and asserted itself as a hugely popular battle royale shooter, hitting 1 million players in just 8 hours after launch, and leaping to 50 million players in its first month. Inevitable leaks come with that level of popularity, and as such, the names of potentially 10 upcoming character additions might now be known. It was already leaked last month that developer Respawn Entertainment would be adding new legends to the game, eight in all. Now, however, a list of player cards has attached names to those upcoming characters, along with two others that were not previously known. That brings the total number so far up to 10 new characters. The names include Rampart,... Read more...
Apex Legends is one of those super-rare games that seems to come along out of nowhere, and then strikes the right chord with millions upon millions of gamers a mere month after its launch -- over 50 million gamers and counting, in fact. In 2019, it certainly helps to have the phrases "battle royale" and "free-to-play" tied to a game, but developer Respawn has proven once again that "free" games can be great. It takes a good game to hook gamers, and take on Goliaths in the industry, like Fortnite. There are many ways developers of successful games can prolong that success. Actually listening to the concerns of the fan base is key, as is taking care of any bugs or community issues within the game... Read more...
Apex Legends has been a dominant force in the gaming scene ever since it launched in early February, quickly amassing 50 million players in just a month (far outpacing the performance of the current battle royale champion, Fortnite). With that being said, gamers are looking for the "Next Big Thing" with Apex Legends, and according to new report, Respawn Entertainment is ready to deliver. The first bit of news is the report that the game's first Battle Pass is expected to drop next week; March 12th to be exact. At this point, it's unknown what that battle pass will entail, or how long it will last. And more importantly, we have no clue how much it will cost at this time. “The... Read more...
Do you hear that, folks? That’s the sound of potential growing concern over at Epic Games headquarters in Cary, NC. Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella took to Twitter this morning to announce that Apex Legends has surpassed 50 million active users during its first month of availability. That is a staggering figure by any standard, and its growth is far outpacing that of Epic’s Fortnite following its debut. We knew early on that Apex Legends was going to be a bonafide hit. It was announced that 2.5 million people were engaged in the game after 24 hours, and that number hit 10 million in just three days. To put those numbers in perspective, it took Fortnite 2 weeks... Read more...
Apex Legends has taken the gaming scene by storm and is giving Fortnite some competition in the battle royale space. While the focus is on teams of three, there could be a new mode on the horizon that will feature NPCs (non-playable characters). Data miners discovered a new Spectator mode while digging through the game's files. In this mode, players would play in front of a crowd of spectator NPCs. The crowd would react to the gameplay in a variety of ways, such as roaring and cheering, busting out in chants, acting shocked, and so forth. These are the same types of reactions that real crowds have at sporting events. The reactions could be in a loop, such as repeated clapping, or be a one-time... Read more...
Apex Legends has only been out for two weeks, but the game may already soon receive a major update. Data miners have discovered the names of two possible future Apex Legends heroes and the names of their special abilities. “Octane” and “Wattson” may soon be added to the game’s limited roster. Octane will boast some sort of “Stimpack” ability. In Titanfall 2, “stims” quickly heal the user and boost their speed. Apex Legends' hero “Lifeline” is already a combat medic, so Octane’s ability may focus more on speed. Wattson will reportedly have some ability called “Tesla Trap”. Some have theorized that this character... Read more...
Cheating in multiplayer games is rampant, highly annoying, and regrettably it is largely unavoidable. The important thing is, how do the developers respond? In the case of Apex Legends, the hot new battle royale that has taken the gaming scene by storm, developer Respawn Entertainment is actively hunting down and banning cheaters, and would like your help in continuing the effort. "Cheaters suck. If you run into one, please try and capture the evidence and let us know... Even if you don’t get proof, get their ID and flag it and we can investigate the account. We have heard your feedback about a report feature in the game. I’ll just say that’s a very good idea :)," a Respawn... Read more...
Apex Legends has been a smash hit for EA and Respawn Entertainment. The game single-handedly turned EA's sagging stock around after an earnings miss when it launched earlier this month. Within eight hours of launch, the game had a million players fighting it out on the battle royal battleground. Within three days, Apex Legends had 10 million players, and now Vince Zampella is offering up new statistics on the game along while teasing some of what is coming up. According to Zampella, more than 25 million gamers have played Apex Legends since last Monday. Over the weekend the game bosted "well over" 2 million concurrent players at its peak. Zampella also talks about the creation of the thriving... Read more...
Seemingly out of nowhere, Apex Legends has taking the gaming scene by storm and is shaping up to be a formidable rival to Fortnite in the battle royale space. Since launching on February 4, Apex Legends has generated some impressive numbers, not the least of which is the total number of hours it has amassed on Twitch. At the time of this writing, Apex Legends is enjoying over 215,000 viewers on Twitch, compared to Fortnite's more than 68,000 viewers. It is the top game on Twitch right now, with League of Legends in a somewhat distant second with 140,515 viewers at this moment in time. Apex Legend has topped the charts on Twitch since it came out. In total, it has generated 11 million more total... Read more...
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