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Back in June, developers Respawn announced that crossplay will be coming to Apex Legends between PC and consoles. Well now that’s officially happening as Respawn announced a crossplay Beta test will start on October 6th, along with the new Aftermarket Collection Event and a limited-time mode called Flashpoint.
It certainly seemed like some interesting changes were coming to Apex Legends after that Season 5 launch trailer dropped last week. So if you’ve been itching to get a good look at what’s on offer when Fortune’s Favor launches in a couple days, like the new quests system, reintroduction of Kings Canyon and the brand new legend, Loba, then check out the gameplay trailer below (and yes, this time it has more actual gameplay than that recent Xbox Series X ‘gameplay’ reveal).
It’s been another few months which means another season for Apex Legends that brings new items, features and the brand new legend, Loba. Season 5: Fortune’s Favor kicks off on May 12th and you can check out the official launch trailer below.
Nvidia launched its latest Game Ready driver this week, just in time for the arrival of Apex Legends fix for those affected by a crash bug. 
Apex Legends Season 4 has just been announced with a pair of brutal new trailers showcasing the new legend: Revenant.
Patience has had to be preached by Respawn in the eight months since Apex Legends shadow dropped into our hearts but it looks as if that patience is about to be rewarded. 
It didn’t take long but Apex Legends has got itself a microtransaction problem. The F2P battle royale shooter has always been a fairly generous package in terms of how it doles out content and rewards, on top of being, well, free. It stands to reason Respawn and Electronic Arts need ways to monetise the game, although the new ‘Iron Crown’ event seems a ludicrous way to get about it.
They say cheaters never prosper (except when they worm themselves into the Whitest of Houses), and cheaters are certainly in for a bad time if they give Apex Legends new Ranked mode a shot. Respawn has developed a system which throws cheaters and spammers through matchmaking, pitching gaming’s worst denizens against one another in a hellish battle of ‘my wall hack’s better than your aimbot’.  
There’s a curious aura surrounding Apex Legends these days. The peppy little usurper to Fortnite’s battle royale crown, Apex Legends launched to a wave of goodwill and hype. However, a slower update schedule compared to Fortnite has seen Apex Legends fade from grace somewhat.
Respawn has proven itself fairly unwilling to mess with a working formula since Apex Legends’ February 4th launch, preferring to make tiny tweaks rather than the wholesale weekly changes we see in Fortnite. This has naturally led to worries over stagnation but, content aside, the new Apex Legends patch 1.1.1 makes comfortably the biggest balance changes since launch.
Nvidia has dropped yet another new graphics card driver. It’s getting a big exhausting now. This particular GeForce 419.35 GPU driver heralds Game Ready support for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Devil May Cry 5 and Apex Legends.