Apex Legends: A Review

Ethan Ubina, Communitarian Feature Writer

Become an Apex Legend

            Apex Legends is a First-Person Shooter online multiplayer game available for free on PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X/S, and PC Via Steam. Developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts.

            The game is set in the Titanfall universe in a region of space known as the Outlands. Returning players of the franchise will find familiar weapons, factions, and even characters.

The game implements a “ping system” that revolutionized communication between team members. The ping wheel allows players to easily inform their team if they wish to attack or defend a location.  The system was so popular, other games such as Fortnite and Call of Duty Warzone adopted this feature.

Each game has 60 players divided into 20 squads. A game begins by choosing from over 23 characters.  

Skirmisher’s abilities give better positioning to attack or defend. Assault class is intended to press or push enemy teams with offensive abilities. Team members using a support character provide their teammates with healing items or give health to their team. Recon legends can give the location of nearby enemies.

            Generally, gameplay is slower than Call of Duty, but a much more tactical approach is required in this game. There is a better sense of team coordination instead of simply going in blindly and attacking enemies.

                        There are rookie, bronze, silver, gold, platinum, diamond, master, and coveted Apex Legend levels. Players advance by being one of the last teams alive, eliminations, and assisting teammates with eliminations.

            Despite how great the game sounds it does have its flaws.  For example, match making or getting into a game is a bit inconsistent at times. Other times when you load in you will experience lag caused by the game’s own servers.

            Overall if you want a different style of play from games like Call of Duty or Fortnite, then try Apex Legends. It is truly a game where teamwork is vital to winning. 

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