Apex Legends

Apex Legends is a free to play battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. This game made its first appearance in 2019 and is available for various platforms such as Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Android, and iOS. As a part of the battle royale genre, players are dropped into an island and must search for weapons to defeat the enemy. The available playable area shrinks over time forcing players to keep moving. The last person or team standing wins the match.

Review of Apex Legends: Those who drop together, become champions together

Review of Apex Legends

Apex Legends might not be the first but it definitely is one of the best battle royale game that you can play. The game takes place in the same universe as Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall universe. If you played Titanfall then you will notice that some of its characters appear as minor characters or playable Legends in Apex Legends.

The Frontier War has already ended but liberation has come at a cost. The Frontier worlds are left barren which is why those brave enough have relocated to the Outlands. Life however is cheap here and differences are settled in the Apex Games where Legends compete for money, fame, and glory.

The Apex Games were initially held in Kings Canyon which is an island in the planet Solace. Due to an attack made by Crypto the games were transferred to World’s Edge which is another arena is the planet Talos. After some time the game returned back to Kings Canyon.

Just like other battle royale games, Apex Legends has a season which is a predetermined period of time. Each season lasts around three months and every season comes with balance changes, a new battle pass, or even a new legend.

List of Apex Legends Seasons

Since the first season of the Apex Legends battle royale game started in March 19, 2019 there has already been 13 seasons including the latest Saviors season which begins this May 10, 2022.

  • Wild Frontier: March 19, 2019 – June 18, 2019. Introduced a new playable character known as Octane.
  • Battle Charge: July 2, 2019 – October 1, 2019. Introduced another playable character called Wattson
  • Meltdown: October 1, 2019 – February 4, 2020. Crypto is introduced
  • Assimilation: February 4, 2020 – May 12, 2020. Revenant is introduced.
  • Fortune’s Favor: May 12, 2020 – August 18, 2020. Loba is introduced.
  • Boosted: August 18, 2020 – November 4, 2020. Rampart is introduced.
  • Ascension: November 4, 2020 – February 2, 2021. Horizon is introduced.
  • Mayhem: February 2, 2021 – May 4, 2021. Fuse is introduced.
  • Legacy: May 4, 2021 – August 3, 2021. Valkyrie is introduced.
  • Emergence: August 3, 2021 – November 2, 2021. Seer is introduced.
  • Escape: November 2, 2021 – February 8, 2022. Ash is introduced.
  • Defiance: February 8, 2022 – Present. Mad Maggie is introduced.
  • Saviors: Begins May 10, 2022. Newcastle is introduced

How to play Apex Legends Trios game mode

Apex Legends Trios

This online multiplayer game allow you to join a squad of three players using pre-made characters called Legends. Each Legend has a specific loadout allowing them to excel in their class. There are four different classes available which are Offensive, Defensive, Support, and Recon. If this is your first time playing Apex Legends then you should try playing the different classes first to know which on suits your play style better.

The match will usually consist of 20 teams of three player squads. You will be able to join your friends in a squad or you can be randomly paired with other players. There are 20 different Legends to choose from in this game and once you pick a particular character no one in your squad can choose this.

Once everyone has chosen their character you will all be placed in an airplane that flies over a map. One member is designated as the jumpmaster and will decide where the squad should land. As a player, you can either follow the jumpmaster or deviate from the path. It is however to the squad’s advantage if you stick together as this will assure a greater chance of victory.

When you hit the ground you should immediately search for weapons, armor, and other equipment that you can use. This can usually be found in buildings or in crates that are randomly distributed in the map.

Apex Legends features a similar movement option like other first person shooter games however it also borrows elements from previous Titanfall games such as being able to climb over walls, slide down inclined spaces, and use zip lines.

As the game progresses the map slowly gets smaller. Players outside the safe zone of the map will continuously get environmental damage if they don’t get in the safe zone in time. As the space gets smaller there will be forced encounters between squads.

During the battle with other squads and you get knocked out there is still a chance for your squad mates to revive you. If your character gets killed then there is still a chance for you to get resurrected as long as one of your squad members collects the respawn banner which should appear in the place where your character died. This respawn banner should be brought to the beacon within the set time limit otherwise you will be eliminated from the match.

The last man or team standing wins the match and will be crowned as Apex Champions.

Other Apex Legends game modes

Apex Legends

Aside from the Trios game mode which is the original mode in this hero shooter game there are also other game modes available which you can try out.

Training mode

  • This is a tutorial to the game and is best completed for anyone new not only to battle royale games but on Apex Legends as well. You play as the legend Lifeline while the basics of the game are being explained by Bloodhound and Pathfinder.

Firing range

  • This is a small map where you can access almost all of the available items in the game. You can test out the various items in here against dummies and other targets. If you are joined by a teammate then you can even toggle friendly fire off to fight with them.

Duos

  • The gameplay is the same as the Trios mode but with a two member team and 30 squads in a match.

Ranked Leagues

  • Ranked matches are the same as Trios mode with the only difference being the matchmaking and the awarding of Ranked Points (RP) after every match.

Arenas

  • This is a 3v3 combat played on custom maps.

Ranked Arenas

  • This is the same as Arenas but with ranked mode based matchmaking .

Apex Legends Legend list

Apex Legends Legend list

The characters that you choose in Apex Legends are called Legends. There are 20 diverse characters you can choose from each with their own legend abilities and unique personality. You can only access six of these legends when you start playing the game. If you get the Champion’s Edition then you can access 15 Legends. Aside from this you will also get 3 exclusive Legendary skins for your characters and 3 legendary skins for your weapons. You will also get 1000 apex coins which you can spend on getting new characters or loot boxes.

Here are the great characters of Apex Legends.

Ash

  • Real Name: Dr. Ashleigh Reid
  • Age: 121
  • Home World: Unknown
  • Tactical Ability: Arc Snare
  • Passive Ability: Marked For Death
  • Ultimate Ability: Phase Breach

Bangalore

  • Real Name: Anita Williams
  • Age: 38
  • Home Planet: Gridiron
  • Tactical Ability: Smoke Launcher
  • Passive Ability: Double Time
  • Ultimate Ability: Rolling Thunder

Bloodhound

  • Real Name: Unknown
  • Age: Unknown
  • Home World: Talos
  • Tactical Ability: Eye of the Allfather
  • Passive Ability: Tracker
  • Ultimate Ability: Beast of the Hunt

Caustic

  • Real Name: Alexander Nox
  • Age: 48
  • Home Planet: Gaea
  • Tactical Ability: Nox Gas Trap
  • Passive Ability: Nox Vision
  • Ultimate Ability: Nox Gas Grenade

Crypto

  • Real Name: Tae Joon Park
  • Age: 31
  • Home World: Gaea
  • Tactical Ability: Surveillance Drone
  • Passive Ability: Neurolink
  • Ultimate Ability: Drone EMP

Fuse

  • Real Name: Walter Fitzroy
  • Age: 54
  • Home World: Salvo
  • Tactical Ability: Knuckle Cluster
  • Passive Ability: Grenadier
  • Ultimate Ability: The Motherlode

Gibraltar

  • Real Name: Makoa Gibraltar
  • Age: 30
  • Home World: Solace
  • Tactical Ability: Dome of Protection
  • Passive Ability: Gun Shield
  • Ultimate Ability: Defensive Bombardment

Horizon

  • Real Name: Dr. Mary Somers
  • Age: 37 (Give or take an extra 88 years…)
  • Home World: Psamathe
  • Tactical Ability: Gravity Lift
  • Passive Ability: Spacewalk
  • Ultimate Ability: Black Hole

Lifeline

  • Real Name: Ajay Che
  • Age: 24
  • Home World: Psamathe
  • Tactical Ability: D.O.C. Heal Drone
  • Passive Ability: Combat Medic
  • Ultimate Ability: Care Package

Loba

  • Real Name: Loba Andrade
  • Age: 34
  • Home World: None
  • Tactical Ability: Burglar’s Best Friend
  • Passive Ability: Eye for Quality
  • Ultimate Ability: Black Market Boutique

Mad Maggie

  • Real Name: Margaret Kōhere
  • Age: 55
  • Home World: Salvo
  • Tactical Ability: RIOT DRILL
  • Passive Ability: WARLORD’S IRE
  • Ultimate Ability: WRECKING BALL

Mirage

  • Real Name: Elliott Witt
  • Age: 30
  • Home World: Solace
  • Tactical Ability: Psyche Out
  • Passive Ability: Now You See Me . . .
  • Ultimate Ability: Life of the Party

Octane

  • Real Name: Octavio Silva
  • Age: 24
  • Home World: Psamathe
  • Tactical Ability: Stim
  • Passive Ability: Swift Mend
  • Ultimate Ability: Launch Pad

Pathfinder

  • Real Name: MRVN
  • Age: Unknown
  • Home World: Unknown
  • Tactical Ability: Grappling Hook
  • Passive Ability: Insider Knowledge
  • Ultimate Ability: Zipline Gun

Rampart

  • Real Name: Ramya Parekh
  • Age: 21
  • Home World: Gaea
  • Tactical Ability: Amped Cover
  • Passive Ability: Modded Loader
  • Ultimate Ability: Emplaced Minigun “Sheila”

Revenant

  • Real Name: Unknown
  • Age: Unknown
  • Home World Solace
  • Tactical Ability: Silence
  • Passive Ability: Stalker
  • Ultimate Ability: Death Totem

Seer

  • Real Name: Obi Edolasim
  • Age: 26
  • Home World: Boreas
  • Tactical Ability: Focus of Attention
  • Passive Ability: Heart Seeker
  • Ultimate Ability: Exhibit

Valkyrie

  • Real Name: Kairi Imahara
  • Age: 30
  • Home World: Angelia
  • Tactical Ability: Missile Swarm
  • Passive Ability: VTOL Jets
  • Ultimate Ability: Skyward Dive

Wattson

  • Real Name: Natalie Paquette
  • Age: 22
  • Home World: Solace
  • Tactical Ability: Perimeter Security
  • Passive Ability: Spark of Genius
  • Ultimate Ability: Interception Pylon

Wraith

  • Real Name: Renee Blasey
  • Age: 32
  • Home World: Typhon
  • Tactical Ability: Into the Void
  • Passive Ability: Voices from the Void
  • Ultimate Ability: Dimensional Rift

Troubleshooting common Apex Legends issues

Troubleshooting

When playing battle royale games you will most likely experience some issues. Apex Legends is one such game in the battle royale genre where you will experience game lags, freezing, crashing, or launch issues.

We will take a look at some of the common issues you might encounter when playing Apex Legends and provide the necessary troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix the problem.

Take note that the troubleshooting steps provided are for the Steam version of the game.

Before proceeding with the troubleshooting steps make sure that the computer you use for

laying Apex Legends meets the system requirements.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor: AMD FX 4350 or Equivalent, Intel Core i3 6300 or Equivalent
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7730, NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 22 GB available space

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor: Ryzen 5 CPU or Equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 290, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 22 GB available space

Apex Legends game is lagging

One of the common problems you might encounter when playing this game is when it lags. A lag can be described as the delay in the reaction of the game server to your mouse or keyboard input. You might notice that you are the first to react and fire at the enemy but then your character gets killed first. This is probably due to game lag. Here’s what you need to do to fix this problem.

Check your internet connection

The most likely reason why you are experiencing a lag in your battle royale game is because of a high ping. The higher the ping, the more lag or delay you will experience.

You can check if this is what’s causing the problem by running an internet speed test.

A low ping between 50ms to 100ms is good to average. Anything higher than this will affect your online games. Your download and upload speeds should match what you are subscribing for from your ISP.

If you have a poor internet speed then you can check if it is caused by your networking equipment by following these steps:

  • Turn off your computer.
  • Unplug your Modem and Router from the power source.
  • Wait for a minute then plug your modem and router back into the power source.
  • Wait until the lights turn back on.
  • Turn on your computer.
  • Reconnect your computer to the internet.

Apex Legends game is crashing or freezing

When your battle royale game crashes or freezes there’s a possibility that this is caused by corrupted game data or file. In order to fix this you will need to verify the integrity of the game files or reinstall Apex Legends.

Verify the integrity of game files

Sometimes the crashing or freezing issue can be caused by corrupted or missing game files. In order to fix this you will need to verify the integrity of the game files using the Steam client. Any missing or corrupted file will be replaced with new ones downloaded from the servers.

  • Open the Steam client.
  • Click on your Steam Library.
  • Find Risk of Rain 2 then right click it then click on Properties.
  • On the new window that appears click on Local Files.
  • Click Verify integrity of game files…

Reinstalling the game

If verifying the integrity of the game files does not fix the problem then you should try to reinstall Apex Legends.

Uninstall

  • Open the Steam Client.
  • Go to the Library tab.
  • Right click on Apex Legends then click on Manage then uninstall.
  • Click on Uninstall again to uninstall the game.

Install

  • Open the Steam Client.
  • Go to the Library tab.
  • Right click on Apex Legends then click on install.
  • Click next to proceed with the installation.

Apex Legends game server issues

If you are unable to connect to the Apex Legends server then try to check Steam or the Twitter account of Apex Legends for any server maintenance being conducted. If a server maintenance is ongoing then you will need to wait for it to complete.

If no server maintenance is being conducted then try to check your internet connection by doing a speed test. You should make sure that Apex Legends is not blocked by your computer firewall.

Allow Apex Legends to pass firewall

  • On the Windows search bar type “Firewall & network protection”.
  • Click on Firewall & network protection result. This should open the Windows security window.
  • Click on Allow an app through firewall.
  • Search for Apex Legends on the list and make sure it has a check mark. You should also make sure that the Private and Public boxes of the app are checked.

Apex Legends FPS drop issue

You will most likely experience the FPS drop issue when playing Apex Legends if you have set the graphics setting to maximum when your graphics card is struggling to handle the setting. Try lowering the graphics setting of the game then check if the FPS drop problem still occurs.

Launch Apex Legends then on the Settings option go to the Video tab and make the following changes.

  • Set Display Mode to Full Screen.
  • Set Resolution to your monitor’s native resolution.
  • Set V-Sync to Disabled. (This is important)
  • Set Anti-aliasing to TSAA. Having this setting at Disabled is not worth the FPS increase (about 2-3%)
  • Set Texture Streaming Budget to High.
  • Set Texture Filtering to Anisotropic 4X.
  • Set Ambient Occlusion Quality to Low. This setting has a very high impact on performance.
  • Set Sun Shadow Coverage to Low.
  • Set Sun Shadow Detail to Low.
  • Set Spot Shadow Detail to Low.
  • Set Volumetric Lighting to Disabled.
  • Set Dynamic Spot Shadows to Disabled.
  • Set Model Detail to Medium.
  • Set Effects Detail to Medium.
  • Set Impact Marks to Low.
  • Set Ragdolls to Medium.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is Apex Legends free to play?

    Apex Legends is free to play. You don’t have to spend any amount of money to win the game. You can however spend some money if you want to buy certain in-game items such as skins or extra characters.

  2. What is the rarest skin in Apex Legends?

    Skins rotate in and out of the Apex Item Store regularly. Some skins have limited availability or will vanish for long periods of time before being reintroduced in special events. Some of the rarest skins are Dark Artist (Mirage), Full Metal Jacket (Bangalore), Bionic Wonder (Wattson), Green Machine (Pathfinder), Flashpoint (Wraith), Bot of Gold (Pathfinder), Airship Assassin (Wraith), The Trophy Hunter (Caustic), Center Stage (Mirage), and Great Winter (Bloodhound).

  3. What is Apex Legends Champion Edition?

    Apex Legends Champion Edition is a paid version of the game which includes the base game plus a few extras.9 Legends Unlocked (all characters up to Season 7)3 Exclusive Legendary Character Skins: Wraith, Revenant, and Crypto3 Exclusive Legendary Weapon Skins: Triple Take, Flatline, and SentinelExclusive Legendary Gun Charm1,000 Apex Coins

  4. Can my computer run Apex Legends?

    Your computer should at least meet these minimum system requirements in order to play the game.OS: 64-bit Windows 7Processor: AMD FX 4350 or Equivalent, Intel Core i3 6300 or EquivalentMemory: 6 GB RAMGraphics: AMD Radeon™ HD 7730, NVIDIA GeForce® GT 640DirectX: Version 11Network: Broadband Internet connectionStorage: 22 GB available space

  5. What are Apex coins?

    Apex Coins (AC) are the premium in-game currency that may be used to purchase Apex Packs, goods from the Rotating Store, and new Legends. You can get 1,000 AC for $9.99.