Apex Legends sets new standard for Battle Royale

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Apex Legends sets new standard for Battle Royale

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Connor Reiche, Staff Writer

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With Respawn Entertainment and EA’s brand new game, Apex Legends, new standards for Battle Royale games have been set.

Competing with Epic Games’ Fortnite for the frontrunner of Battle Royale games already, both boast the title of being free-to-play. Since a new bar has been raised throughout the past year for free-to-play games, both younger and older players have been attracted to them.

Impressively, Apex Legends already has hit the benchmark of an astounding 25 million players in just one week from its worldwide release on Feb. 5. Contrarily, Battle Royale powerhouse Fortnite only had 8 million players after one week of worldwide launch.

The main goal of the game, as with other Battle Royale games, is to be the last team standing at the end of the match to receive a “win.”

In terms of gameplay, Apex Legends offers a fun and fluid in-game experience. It offers specialists that players can choose pre-game, which offer the player specific advantages during the match. Engaging in fights with enemy teams is a blast, and the wide variety of guns available makes it even more exciting.

Many features are available to the player that make gameplay easy and exciting, including a marking system to let teammates know where the player wants to go, or what kind of loot is available at a specific location. Players can even be brought back into the game by their teammates after they die.

Apex Legends is a first-person-shooter, or FPS, which means that the player has a view directly from the character’s line of sight. This is most similar to Call of Duty’s point of view, and much different from Fortnite’s third-person view.

Running on the same engine as Xbox’s futuristic first-person-shooter, Titanfall, enjoyable and unique movement techniques are implemented, like long-distance sliding and massive cliff drop-offs.

The graphics are more than suitable for every-day players, and the scenery of the map perfectly fits the mood of the gameplay.

Overall, Apex Legends should spark fear into the developers of competing Battle Royale games. With the game’s immersive experience, it is bound to grow even more popular than it already is.