A gameplay screenshot revealing the game's ping system.
Apex Legends is an online multiplayer battle royale video game including squads of 3 gamers utilizing pre-made characters with distinct capabilities, called Legends, similar to those of hero shooters Alternate modes have been introduced enabling single and for two-player squads given that the video game's release.
The video game is free-to-play and generated income from through microtransactions loot boxes, which enable the player to spend both real cash and in-game currency on cosmetic products, such as attire for the Legends and new colors for weapons.
Each match normally includes twenty groups of three-player teams. Gamers can join pals in a squad or can be matched arbitrarily with other gamers. Before the match, each player on the team selects among the 18 playable characters (as of season 10), with the exception that no character may be chosen more than once by a team. Each character in the squad has a distinct design, character, and capabilities that provide various playstyles to the team. All groups are then placed on an airplane that passes over the game map. One gamer in each team is the jumpmaster, selecting when the squad must skydive out of the airplane and where to land with the concurrence of the other team members. Nevertheless, players are totally free to differ the squad's course.
As soon as on the ground, the team can scavenge for weapons, armor, and other devices that is spread around buildings, or in cages randomly dispersed around the map, while keeping an eye out for other teams. Peak Legends consists of a nonverbal communication ping system which permits players to use their video game controller to communicate to their squad specific instructions, weapon locations, enemies, and suggested methods While the game offers motion options comparable to other shooters, it consists of a few of the gameplay features of previous Titanfall games, such as the capability to climb over brief walls, slide down inclined surfaces, and use zip-lines to pass through an area rapidly.
Gradually, the video game's safe zone will decrease in size around a randomly-selected point on the map; gamers outside the safe zone take damage and might pass away if they do not reach the safe zone in time. This also confines teams to smaller sized areas to force encounters. The last team with any members left alive is crowned the Peak Champions of that match. Gamers are awarded in-game currency based on their team's positioning along with experience points. Players who end up being knocked down in the course of a video game can be revived by their squadmates. Must a gamer be eliminated totally, they can still be resurrected if their staff member(s) gather their respawn banner, which appears at the place where they died, and bring it to among a number of beacons on the island. The banner, nevertheless, must be gathered within a time frame, before ending and fully eliminating the player.
Season 9 presented a new irreversible mode named Arena. In this mode, gamers form into three-player squads and fight against another team in a 3v3 group deathmatch over a series of rounds to figure out the winner of the match. Teams win when their group has at least 3 points and is 2 points ahead. Additionally, if a video game needs to drag out to round 9 (where both groups have 4 points) a last sudden death round begins. Respawn mentioned this scoring system prevents overall blowout video games from dragging out for too long and also lets more competitive video games keep the heat choosing longer.
Rather than skydiving onto the map and event devices like in the fight royale mode, players spawn in a store where they can acquire devices and charges of their Legend's abilities using materials made in the previous rounds to prepare for the next fight. This variation of the game borrows mechanics from other shooters such as Counter Strike Valorant The mode is the first irreversible variance away from the fight royale format.
Each brand-new season is planned to bring with it the release of a new playable character, generally brand-new weapons and purchasable cosmetic products.
The video game's first season started on March 19, 2019. Associated with seasons are time-limited fight passes that reward gamers with new cosmetic items, must they complete in-game difficulties throughout the season.
Alongside new cosmetic products, seasons can also bring modifications to the map and additional gameplay components.
Season Title Period Description
1 Wild Frontier March 19, 2019 –-- June 18, 2019 The very first season of Pinnacle Legends presented a new playable character referred to as Octane and included several bug fixes and lifestyle improvements, including adjustments to so-called hitboxes (a predefined 'damageable' zone which is special to each legend, based on their shapes and size) and likewise distinct abilities of the video game's characters. Season 1 also brought with it the video game's very first battle pass and a large number of new cosmetic items.
2 Fight Charge July 2, 2019 –-- October 1, 2019 With season 2, the designers presented another playable character called Wattson and likewise re-designed the layout of the game's island. Following an explosion (displayed in the season's trailer alien wildlife, known as leviathans and flyers, have actually been brought in to the island and destroyed large locations, rendering parts of the map unrecognizable from the previous season.
Season 2 likewise released a new weapon and presented a brand-new ranked mode of play, permitting players of a similar skill to bet each other, and adjusting a gamer's ranking based upon their video game performance.
3 Crisis October 1, 2019 –-- February 4, 2020 A new legend called Crypto is introduced who has actually tried to rig the Peak video games. A brand-new weapon referred to as the Charge Rifle is added and changes to Ranked will be made. The season likewise comes with a brand name new battle pass. A brand name brand-new map, called World's Edge is likewise presented, which has gamers hammering out volcanic and frozen landscapes. The map likewise includes a train that takes a trip throughout World's Edge. The season also alters the meta by eliminating certain accessories and presenting brand-new ones whilst altering what existing products can do.
4 Assimilation February 4, 2020 –-- May 12, 2020 A new legend called Revenant is presented, a Simulacrum with the memories of his human self. A brand-new sniper weapon called the Sentinel is added. World's Edge is devastated by a Harvester that has actually appeared in the middle of the map, developing lava faults and changing the environment. Significant changes to ranked were made, presenting a brand-new tier known as Master tier, while the Peak Predator tier is for the leading 500 players on each platform, indicating players can be pushed out of it.
5 Fortune's Favor May 12, 2020 –-- August 18, 2020 A brand-new legend known as Loba is presented, a thief with the ability to take loot from neighboring locations and teleport. Loba is out for revenge against Revenant, a simulacrum gunman who killed her parents. Ranked Series 4 is mostly identical to Series 3 and reconnect is added which permits players to rejoin a session if they disconnect. A brand-new mission system is likewise introduced, which enables gamers to combat in PvE missions either solo or with a team to earn special benefits. A new fight pass is likewise introduced.
Respawn Home entertainment revealed they would be broadening their Apex servers to the Middle East Skull Town and Thunderdome have also been destroyed.
6 Increased August 18, 2020 –-- November 4, 2020 A brand-new legend called Rampart is presented, a gun modder who can emplace a minigun which she calls Sheila, and provide amped cover for her group. World's Edge is upgraded with new points of interest constructed by Hammond Industries: Release Website, Countdown, and Staging.
A brand-new fight pass is included, which includes a brand-new cosmetic benefit of Holo-Sprays, a new crafting mechanic enables gamers to upgrade their gear with materials found around the map, and the fan-favorite weapon from Titanfall 2, the Volt SMG, likewise makes its launching. In addition, all regular armor (other than gold armor) is eliminated from the game.
7 Ascension November 4, 2020 –-- February 2, 2021 A new legend named Horizon is introduced, an astrophysicist who was trapped on the edge of a great void for 87 real-time years. A brand brand-new map, Olympus, is likewise presented, known as a city in the clouds. The brand-new map also permits players to traverse it utilizing Tridents, a form of vehicle for the entire team. A brand-new battle pass is included, community clubs are likewise contributed to allow gamers to meet other similar players, and the launch of Season 7 likewise brings Pinnacle Legends to Steam. The season also introduced a map rotation to the video game's typical mode, with Kings Canyon becoming unplayable for the season as an outcome.
8 Trouble February 2, 2021 - Might 4, 2021 A brand-new legend named Fuse is presented, a psychopath who signed up with the Pinnacle Games after his planet, Salvo, signed up with forces with the Distribute. A brand-new gun called the 30-30 Repeater is presented, a lever-action rifle. The ranked system has gotten multiple modifications, consisting of increasing the number of individuals in the Pinnacle Predator rank per platform from 500 to 750 gamers.
A brand-new fight pass is introduced, and Kings Canyon has actually likewise been reintroduced into the map rotation, albeit altered from its previous appearance in the rotation.
These changes consist of adding a previously unplayable location in the north.
A golden rarity of a prolonged publication has likewise been presented, which immediately reloads your holstered weapon after a few seconds.
9 Tradition Might 4, 2021 –-- August 3, 2021 A brand-new legend called Valkyrie is presented, the daughter of recognized pilot Viper from Titanfall 2. A new weapon called the Bocek Bow is introduced, which shoots arrows instead of the normal bullet types. A new fight pass is introduced, and Olympus becomes infested with natural plant developments and roots. The new season also introduces a brand-new mode called Arenas.
10 Development August 3, 2021 - Present The most recent legend called Seer is introduced, who was shunned by his neighborhood as an outcome of a developed bad omen. A brand-new weapon called the Rampage LMG is presented. A new fight pass is introduced, and World's Edge gets updated, with numerous locations being destroyed as a result of the Harvester. The brand-new season likewise presents a Ranked version of Arenas.
In addition to the season contents, Peak Legends includes limited-time occasions. These events provide special, limited-time cosmetics themed to the occasion (for example, when it comes to the Holo-Day Bash, Christmas-themed outfits) that can be made in-game.
Events likewise provide special limited-time game modes (such as shotguns and snipers only). Some events also presented modifications to the existing season map with a new sight (referred to as a Town Takeover), which is themed around one of the legends.
Title Season Duration Description
Legendary Hunt 1 June 4, 2019 –-- June 18, 2019 Very first limited-time occasion. Presented event collectible products, and the very first limited-time game mode: Elite Line. To enter this video game mode, one must have made it to the leading 5 in their previous match.
Iron Crown 2 August 13, 2019 –-- August 27, 2019. The occasion presented the very first Town Takeover in the form of Octane's Gauntlet. The new area replaced West Settlements and is themed around the legend Octane. The occasion also featured a limited-time Solo mode.
Voidwalker 2 September 3, 2019 –-- September 17, 2019 The occasion is themed after the legend Wraith. A brand-new point of interest known as Singh Labs was contributed to Kings Canyon. A limited-time video game mode was available: Armed And Dangerous (restricted armor with Shotguns and Snipers only).
Battle or Shock (2019) 3 October 15, 2019 –-- November 5, 2019 The Shadowfall mode is similar to the Solo mode, however with a twist: gamers that die end up being a part of the Shadow Team. These gamers lose their abilities and have actually reduced health while having increased speed and strength. When there are 10 Legends left, they'll immediately end up being a team that must get away to an evacship in the present circle. The Shadow Team needs to either kill all of the Legends or ensure that none of them make it to the evac ship in time.
Holo-Day Bash (2019) 3 December 12, 2019 –-- January 7, 2020 The Winter Express mode is a domination-style video game, with squads dropping in with full equipment, trying to record the Winter Express.
A brand-new location, Mirage Voyage, was included together with the occasion.
Grand Soirée 3 January 14, 2020 –-- January 28, 2020 The occasion had 7 modes that lasted for two days each. The modes are (in order of look): Gold Rush Duos (duos but all weapons are legendary), LIVE.DIE.LIVE (dead players in alive squads immediately respawn each time the ring closes), Third-Person Mode, Always Be Closing (the ring constantly closes into a small location), Armed and Dangerous on World's Edge, Kings Canyon After Dark, and DUMMIE's Big Day (all Legends are replaced by Dummies that have abilities that are various to the Legends, albeit with them all having the same ones).
System Override 4 March 3, 2020 –-- March 17, 2020 The Deja Loot mode removes all randomly-generated events from the game, meaning all loot drops (leaving out Care Plans) and ring locations (which change daily) will be the exact same each and every single match. The event also introduced Evo Shields, guards that can be upgraded by dealing damage to opponent gamers. It was presented in Deja Loot and was added to all modes after the occasion ended.
The Old Ways 4 April 7, 2020 –-- April 21, 2020 The event is themed after the legend Bloodhound. Bloodhound's Trials were added to Kings Canyon. There was no limited-time game mode during this event. However, the Duos game mode was added permanently, as well as a map rotation so gamers can use Kings Canyon, World's Edge, or Olympus depending upon the time of day and season.
Lost Treasures 5 June 23, 2020 –-- July 7, 2020 The Armed and Dangerous Evolved mode based on the previous event of similar name forces gamers to use shotguns and snipers, in addition to all armor being not available to loot, forcing gamers to utilize an Evo Shield they get at the start of the match. A new item was presented, the Mobile Respawn Beacon, which allows gamers to respawn their colleagues in many locations of the map. It was added to all modes after the occasion's conclusion.
Aftermarket 6 October 6, 2020 –-- October 20, 2020 The limited-time video game mode Flashpoint is a video game mode where no healing items spawn on the map. The main method to recover is by getting to Flash Points, which are massive zones where players can auto-heal when they run out fight. A healing package (Phoenix Set) can also be crafted, but expenses crafting products that are discovered in specific locations of the map.
Battle or Scare (2020) 6 October 22, 2020 –-- November 3, 2020 The Shadow Royale mode is a hybrid of the typical Trios mode and the previous Fight or Fright mode, Shadowfall. Like Shadowfall, dead players end up being Shadows that lose their capabilities and have lower health, however have faster speed and more powerful melee attacks. However, unlike Shadowfall, they likewise get the ability to wall-run and will permanently pass away if all Legends in their squad are eliminated.
Holo-Day Bash (2020) 7 December 1, 2020 - January 4, 2021 The event reintroduces the “& ldquo; Winter Express & rdquo; video game mode with some modifications, such as adjusted generate areas and the inclusion of a brand-new station, Derailment.
Battle Night 7 January 5, 2021 - January 19, 2021 The Airdrop Escalation mode is a ”& rdquo; takeover & rdquo; of the basic video game modes, where Supply Drops spawn at an increased pace in addition to the loot in them increasing in rarity with time. Pathfinder likewise gets a Town Takeover, where players battle each other exclusively with melee attacks.
Anniversary 8 February 9, 2021 - March 2, 2021 The Locked and Filled takeover has all players start with low-tier equipment. However, just loot from above that tier (leaving out scopes) spawns on the map. Additionally, numerous ”& rdquo; fan-favorite & ldquo; skins have actually returned with a brand-new coat of paint.
Chaos Theory 8 March 9, 2021 - March 23, 2021 The Ring Fury takeover has a numerous variety of Ring Flares generate in the ring that deal damage to players equal to the current ring's damage. The occasion likewise introduces several new mechanics to the game, including Heat Shields (used to protect players from Calling Flares or the ring itself), a Survival Slot (where you can store situational utilities, aka the Mobile Respawn Beacon and Heat Shields), and escalation takeovers (takeovers where the mode gets different changes consistently throughout the event). The Heat Shields and Survival Slot were permanently added to the video game after the occasion's conclusion. A Town Takeover for Caustic was likewise included.
War Games 8 April 13, 2021 - April 27, 2021 Comparable to the Grand Soirée occasion, the War Games event features numerous modes that change throughout the event. The modes are (in order of look): Second Opportunity (every gamer gets one free respawn per match), Ultra Zones (each match has multiple Hot Zones - an unique type of location which contains higher-quality loot over all other locations in the map - instead of the usual one, in addition to stated Hot Zones being in Flashpoints), Vehicle Banners (banner cards are automatically obtained), Consuming Time (the ring timer reduces every time a player is killed), and Armor Regen.
Genesis 9 June 29, 2021 - July 13, 2021 The Legacy Maps takeover modifications Kings Canyon and World's Edge back to their initial state.
Thrillseekers 9 July 13, 2021 - August 3, 2021 Thrillseekers is the very first Arena-focused occasion and adds the Overflow map. The event does not include a limited-time mode.
Evolution 10 Starts September 14, 2021 The Arenas Extravaganza takeover - the first takeover for Arenas - supplies different updated weapons at affordable costs. In addition, Rampart gets a Town Takeover.
In addition to these significant events, there are periodic small events which only present cosmetics offered to purchase (such as Summertime of Plunder), or limited-time video game modes (without limited-time collectible products), such as the Battle Armor mode (April 28, 2020 to May 12, 2020).
Peak Legends has a varied cast of 18 characters. Much of the character designs are based on Titanfall.
Respawn also deceived their player base when they announced a character called Forge to be the season 4 Legend; he was killed by Revenant in the Stories from the Outlands video Up Close and Personal.