Tag: Apex Legends

Apex Legends dev Respawn admits it messed up Iron Crown

Respawn screwed up. Apex Legends has a new event called Iron Crown that introduces a number of exciting cosmetics. But one problem: The business model to acquire many of those items has, once again, outraged fans. Now Respawn is admitting its mistake, and it’s promising to improve how you can acquire Iron Crown items. The […]

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Apex Legends gets a solo mode — but only for 2 weeks

You no longer need social graces to play Apex Legends — at least for most of August. Developer Respawn Entertainment announced on social media today that it is launching a solo mode as part of The Iron Crown Collection Event next week. On August 13, The Iron Crown Collection Event goes live, and it will […]

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EA: Apex Legends has 8-to-10 million players a week

Apex Legends may not have the 50 million monthly players that it launched with back in March, but it still has a huge audience. During a conference call with investors, publisher Electronic Arts confirmed that the battle royale shooter has 8 million-to-10 million weekly players. It’s difficult to compare that to other games like Fortnite […]

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Apex Legends Keyboard-Mouse Cheaters On Console Put On Notice

Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment has put keyboard-mouse cheaters on console on notice. The developer says that it has methods of finding out players that take advantages of this control scheme and have also pointed out that this isn’t something that they’re happy with. Advertising Respawn’s community manager mentioned in the latest update on the […]

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Battle royale’s rise could dramatically change esports

Since Fortnite: Battle Royale’s inception in September 2017, battle royale has become one of the dominant genres in gaming. While this gamestyle isn’t new — H1Z1 (January 2015) was an early example of a game in this space — these types of multiplayer online shooters have gotten more sophisticated. In order to understand the impact […]

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Apex Legends Cheaters Will Be Matched With Other Cheaters

Cheaters who use bots to improve their performance in competitive games ruin the experience for everyone since they don’t want to play fair. Developers have a zero tolerance policy for cheaters and will waste no time in banning them. However, Apex Legends’ developer Respawn has another idea. It’s matching cheaters with other cheaters. Advertising Respawn […]

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How Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PUBG appeal to different people

The last-person-standing battle royale genre has nearly taken over video games. Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are all major hits. But it’s easy to look at data like Twitch viewership and assume that they all deeply cut into each other’s audiences. That’s not the case, however — at least according to industry intelligence firm […]

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Apex Legends and Anthem: What EA chief of studios Laura Miele learned from two launches

A year ago, Laura Miele moved from head of global publishing at Electronic Arts to chief studios officer at the video game giant. She is in charge of EA’s global collection of 20 studios with thousands of game developers at places like EA Tiburon, BioWare, Respawn, and DICE. Those studios create games that generate billions […]

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Everything from EA Play at E3 2019

EA gave us a look at six games (with a short interview on a seventh) today at EA Play, its fan event ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2019 next week in Los Angeles. We saw the first gameplay from Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, and we got some good updates on the futures of […]

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Apex Legends is getting a ranked mode

Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment took the stage for EA Play 2019 today to talk about the future of Apex Legends. As part of this event, which leads into E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, the studio revealed that it’s planning to launch a ranked mode. “You will progress through six tiers, if you’re […]

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Apex Legends gets new character Watson, L-Star weapon, and Ranked Mode on July 2

Electronic Arts revealed what’s coming next to Apex Legends during its EA Play event today in Los Angeles. This includes the new playable character Watson for its second season, which starts on July 2. It is also getting a new weapon and game mode. Apex Legends had a surprise launch on February 4, 2019. The […]

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Apex Legends’ Legendary Hunt event is live

Developer Respawn Entertainment is about to reveal more details about the Apex Legends: Season Two. But the studio isn’t going to make you wait for everything. The Legendary Hunt event is live now in the battle royale shooter. This brings a new way to get into matches as well as fresh rewards and bonus XP. […]

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Apex Legends Season 2 Battle Pass features zippier progression

Apex Legends is one of a number of ongoing games that will show up at the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) this year with new content. Developer Respawn Games is promising to share details about the second season of its battle royale shooter. Today, however, the studio gave some insight into upcoming Season 2 improvements. In […]

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