Apex Legends is a New F2P Battle Royale Set in Titanfall Universe, Set to be Revealed Today

Written by Neil Soutter on Tue, Feb 5, 2019 9:47 AM
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UPDATE: Apex Legends has been revealed and it's out right now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Apex Legends is a free-to-play 60-player battle royale title loosely set in the Titanfall universe.

I blasted away in it for a couple of hours last night and I have to admit my early impressions are fantastic. It feels like the first of the second wave of battle royale titles and is probably the slickest of the bunch at this stage. Apex Legends can easily be described as Call of Duty: Blackout meets Overwatch, complete with hero characters and special abilities that can turn the tide of battle.

Respawn has obviously revealed the Apex Legends PC system requirements along with the release. It's F2P so there's little risk in you just giving it a download and seeing how it runs for yourself.

Apex Legends Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8 GHz or AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GT 640 or Radeon HD 7730
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 22 GB Available Hard Drive Space

Apex Legends Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 22 GB Available Hard Drive Space

Despite the increased player count we actually see a significant drop in the system specs compared to Titanfall 2. Apex Legends has a slightly simpler, Borderlands-esque visual style that ensures it's compatible with a wider range of PC gaming systems. 

Original Story: 04-Feb-2019 - Apex Legends is a New F2P Battle Royale Set in Titanfall Universe, Set to be Revealed Today

Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment are preparing to drop a new game set in the Titanfall universe, today. Rumours of a game called Apex Legends started spreading like wildfire over the weekend and now Respawn CEO Vince Zampella has confirmed Titanfall Apex Legends is the real deal.

“Looks like everything is unlocked now? Fun.” tweeted Zampella. “So, if you like Respawn, our games or even me, you should tune in tomorrow [today]. Our stream starts at 8am pt and we’ll tell you everything about Apex Legends. Everything.” 

Apex Legends is reported to be a free-to-play battle royale game set within the world of Titanfall. It’ll allegedly feature a 60-man player count and options for both singles, duos and trios play. It has been described as a mix between Call of Duty: Blackout and Rainbow Six Siege and will not feature the iconic Titans associated with the franchise.

As ever, Apex Legends will run on a modified version of Valve’s Source engine and it’ll be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC, presumably through Origin.

Titanfall 2 had some great multiplayer to go with its fantastic single-player campaign so our hopes are high for this one. Respawn knows how to put together a slick-feeling shooter and while the Titans will be missed, Apex Legends definitely sounds like a game with potential, on paper at least.

Respawn has promised the full unveiling of Apex Legends later today so we’ll update you just as soon as it’s officially revealed. We’ll then know once and for sure whether it’s shadow dropping later today.

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17:04 Feb-05-2019

the game runs awful even on lowest 720p, drops and glitches everywhere, cant get a stable 30fps even with limiting my frames

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18:24 Feb-05-2019

Not to be mean, but with a $120 cpu from 2011 and a GT 1030 this seems kinda reasonable in my eyes.

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21:23 Feb-05-2019

why so thats good build for low-med 1080p gaming

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02:11 Feb-06-2019

No, I totally understand that, but why would they list a 2-core i3 with GT 640 as the minimum, while mine which is GT 1030 and enough ram can't handle this game at its bare minimum (even in the training section), and hey, at least my pc runs Odyssey and Witcher 3 flawlessly so I ain't complaining.

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07:19 Feb-06-2019

Have you tried tweaking the settings ? Read the guide here on GD for best performance options.

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07:38 Feb-06-2019

Also dont forget Nvidia Control Panel 3D settings

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08:23 Feb-06-2019

What would you recommend to tweak from there bud ?

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10:05 Feb-06-2019

https://i.postimg.cc/br8cT1dS/Apex-setting-1.png


https://i.postimg.cc/J0qwdtB6/Apex-setting-2.png


https://i.postimg.cc/pVYtdc1f/Apex-setting-3.png


These are obviously my setting for my rig so just set according to what you got and what you think it can handle
trial and error

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13:22 Feb-05-2019

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What the f*ck ?

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15:52 Feb-05-2019

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16:27 Feb-05-2019

:P

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23:07 Feb-13-2019

ROFL

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12:41 Feb-05-2019

this game is unoptimized as hell. my r5 2600 and gtx 1070 cant even get descent 60 fps on ultra settings... sometimes i get 40 fps in some areas even without heavy fight so... i will just wait for future updates and see if they fix something in terms of performance. in its current state this game is not playable for me...

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13:24 Feb-05-2019

There was a recent driver update for AMD. Wonder if it includes any optimization for the game since the game was under wraps

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11:49 Feb-05-2019

This whole cartoonist champions thing really isn't my cup of tea, already ruined the new Quake for me. I'd probably give it a shot if you could just play it solo 1vs59 but being forced into a team and basically having heroes with different rolls seems unfitting for a game like this.

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11:23 Feb-05-2019

So I tried it on my ancient 750Ti and it runs okay but looks like crap - at 900p mix of low and medium quality. Will try fiddling with settings to see if I can get it to look better at 720p ...
Man I need a better GPU

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10:54 Feb-05-2019

tried it and it is actually good, you guys should give it a shot it is free to play anyway

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13:20 Feb-05-2019

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10:45 Feb-05-2019

I have a question: Titanfall 2 can be found for 10-20$ bucks now, relatively cheap - is the multiplayer there still a thing?
If so, seems like a better option & not worry about MTX & such

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10:58 Feb-05-2019

It has been fairly active but might be a bit sketchy how this is out. This is fun btw, worth giving a shot, and MTX is pretty much just cosmetics outside of 2 chars that can be unlocked through play. It's kind of the deal we have to take when a game is free and so far it's been fairly generous with cosmetic handouts for me.


But, Titanfall 2 SP is awesome and worth playing too. Only about 4-5 hours long but a great little campaign.

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10:37 Feb-05-2019

yep gives me no titan fall feel, just downgrade graphic a little bit and make artstyle more cartonish and y are good to pass as Borderlands Battle Royal

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22:19 Feb-04-2019

Just played one game
got 1 kill
gets CHAMPION of the match ! lolol


it's actually quite good in my opinion anyway...
try it, its free, why not and it will run on garbage can PC

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09:10 Feb-05-2019

I sunk a few hours in last night, it feels really damn good... Easily the most polished BR I've played

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16:55 Feb-04-2019

Anyone else completely sick of Battle royal games?

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19:17 Feb-04-2019

Yes

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10:51 Feb-05-2019

Ummm... YEP!

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11:15 Feb-05-2019

It's boring to me!Titanfall died for this!

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11:52 Feb-05-2019

Nah, kinda sick of all the cheap feeling bs flooding the marked, but BR as a game mode is a lot of fun. I'd love if there was a game like pubg with good gunplay and without unnecessary "features" to water it all down.

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12:48 Feb-05-2019

Now let me tell you about a little game called Apex Legends...

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15:11 Feb-05-2019

Bro my download speed peaks at 250kb/s, give me some time lol. :D

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13:21 Feb-04-2019

whats the point being in the same universe if there are no titans..

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13:51 Feb-04-2019

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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14:17 Feb-04-2019

Hopefully titans will be added in the future.


That said maybe they wanted to explore what fighting would be like without the titans?


Or maybe it takes place before the titans were created.


I mean it could have a story.

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14:18 Feb-04-2019

If it takes place before the titans were created then, it wouldn't make any sense to have them in the game.

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17:39 Feb-04-2019

It could be like a training course for Titan Pilots where they have to compete in a battle royale to show off their skills and qualify as a pilot.

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15:32 Feb-04-2019

but it would be like making Resident Evil battle royal without infected/zombies, i mean they are taking out main feature of the titan fall universe and at the end it will be BO4-2

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19:59 Feb-04-2019

they can sell them as dlc ;)

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lol, good one or as season pass exclusive

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We should stop giving ideas to EA ;)

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12:31 Feb-04-2019

Bring it!

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free 2 play and EA...
more like free 2 pay?

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10:09 Feb-04-2019

I know they're very different but dropping a F2P sci-fi multiplayer shooter like a week before Anthem is such a very EA thing to do

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10:36 Feb-04-2019

If it beats Anthem in player count I'm going to laugh because so far Anthem looks underwhelming with terrible performance while having graphics downgrade and no real story to speak of.

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11:53 Feb-05-2019

...and watch BioWare being closed by EA.

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But I thought Anthem was coming out after 2 whole wee....ohhhhh right xD
Its only for the privileged whales

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for rich kids mostly

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