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runchild
May 25, 2010

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Released February 4, 2019, Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale/arena hero shooter by Respawn Entertainment, the creators of the Titanfall series. It’s also set in the same universe, but don’t worry if you haven’t played the previous games - a lot has changed since the Frontier War. Don’t expect wall-running or Titans, but Apex still offers the excellent gunplay and movement Respawn is known for. (You should definitely play Titanfall 2 though, it’s very good and very cheap.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=innmNewjkuk

Apex Legends is available on Xbox, Playstation, Switch, Origin, and Steam. Crossplay is the default between all platforms, but console players will only be placed against PC players if they are already partied with one. Unfortunately cross progression is only available between the two PC versions at this time. Apex Legends Mobile is currently undergoing beta tests in select countries. It will not have crossplay for obvious reasons, as well as less obvious reasons like apparently they rewrote the entire game in Unreal Engine?

The only strictly F2P elements are cosmetic. You can pay real money to unlock characters if you’re impatient, but the red funbux you earn by playing aren’t used for much else, and you’ll soon have more than you know what to do with. The initial 6 legends are among the best and most well-rounded as well, so don’t worry about not having access to an OP character. You can also pay :10bux: to buy into the seasonal Battle Pass, and as long as you complete it you’ll always have enough premium currency to buy the next one (these days you’ll end up with even more). Every 3 months or so brings a new season, which brings a new character, map changes (or sometimes a new map), new Battle Pass rewards, balance changes, and more. There are also multiple events throughout each season that offer limited time game modes, permanent map changes, new stories, and both free and paid cosmetics.

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APEX LEGENDS: DEFIANCE (Season 12)
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NEW LEGEND: Mad Maggie - When we first met Mad Maggie in season 8, she blew off her best friend’s arm, committed a mass casualty terrorist attack, and sabotaged the Apex Games. But one person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter, and Maggie still firmly believes in her cause. Now she’s being forced to participate in the Apex Games as an elaborate form of public execution. But the people who pulled the strings to get her there might have other motives. Her abilities focus on cover denial and aggressive shotgun pushes.

NEW LIMITED TIME MODE: Control - Two teams of 9 compete to capture and hold 3 locations. First team to reach 1250 points OR to hold all 3 points for long enough wins. And most importantly - infinite respawns. This will only be available for the first 3 weeks of the season, but the amount of work they’ve put into it suggests it won’t stay gone.

MAP UPDATE: Sabotaged Olympus - A malfunction in the new Phase Driver almost crashed the floating city into a land-bound city, and scattered phase-shifted debris all over the place. The blame has fallen on Maggie, but she knows the true culprit is Eduardo Silva. The locations surrounding the Phase Driver have been shifted around but not removed, expanding the footprint of the map.

THIRD ANNIVERSARY: Just getting started? Unlock Octane, Wattson, and Valkyrie for free by playing during each of the first three weeks of the season. There will also be nine free thematic packs and a legendary pack available for both newbies and old-timers alike.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUNYh_L250M

More Season 11 Videos
Stories from the Outlands - “Judgement”
Apex Legends – Gameplay Trailer
Apex Legends – Battle Pass Trailer
Meet – Apex Legends Character Trailer

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GAME MODES
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Battle Royale Trios - Battle Royale with 20 teams of 3, the OG game mode. Drop in, loot up, and vie to be the last squad standing. Sometimes replaced with limited-time “Takeover” game modes that feature new mechanics. The current map rotates every hour or two.

Battle Royale Duos - Same as BR trios, but 2 person squads and 30 teams.

Battle Royale Ranked Leagues - Trios mode, but kills and squad placement earn RP that contributes toward your rank placement. Once you’re out of bronze every match has an entry cost, so you can lose RP if you don’t do well enough. You cannot fall out of your current tier (once you reach silver you will not fall back into bronze) though you can move up and down between divisions within each tier (Silver IV, Silver III, etc). Your rank is lowered a few tiers at the beginning of every split, which happens at the beginning and middle of each season. Ranked stays on one specific map for the entirety of each split.

Arenas - 3v3 round-based matches on smaller maps. First team to 3 with a 2 point lead wins, but if both teams reach 4 the final round is sudden death. You have to rebuy your loadout every time so don’t forget to grab those materials.

Arenas Ranked - It’s Arenas, but ranked.

Firing Range - Warm up, familiarize yourself with legends and weapons, or just gently caress around. To activate the hostile DUMMIEs mode you need to drop your weapons, go to the far left cave (left from your starting position, right if you’re looking at the caves), get up on the beam near the ceiling, crouch, and change legends.

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THE SETTING
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Apex Legends is set in The Outlands, a region of space on the edges of the Frontier controlled by a group known as the Mercenary Syndicate. The Syndicate runs the Apex Games, which is both a dangerous bloodsport and a wildly popular media property. Many people try their hands at the games, but not everyone survives. Even fewer go on to be called Legends.

Apex Legends/Titanfall Timeline

Planets and systems and a brief history

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4-SxQC2Tic

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THE LEGENDS
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Here’s a playlist of all the “Meet [insert character here]” trailers if you’d prefer this to be in video form.


Bloodhound posted:

>>> Bloodhound <<<
Technological Tracker
Blöthhundr is a mysterious figure who blends the old ways and the new to hunt and track their enemies. They are canonically non-binary, so please use they/them pronouns. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “The Old Ways”.
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Eye of the Allfather - Scan a large area ahead, any enemies or devices caught in the scan will be highlighted in real time for a couple of seconds.
Tracker - Enemies leave behind contextual clue markers. Pay attention to the timers to tell if they are near or far.
Beast of the Hunt - Bloodhound gains increased move speed, footstep highlighting, threat vision, and a wildly decreased cooldown on their tactical. Knockdowns during Beast of the Hunt extend its duration.
*This legend is in the “Recon” category, and can scan Survey Beacons to reveal the next ring’s location.


Gibraltar posted:

>>> Gibraltar <<<
Shielded Fortress
Makoa Gibraltar is a rock of protection in the chaos of battle, and that’s why his abilities are all about protecting himself and his teammates with shields and...mortar strikes?
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Dome of Protection - Throw down a bubble shield that blocks all incoming and outgoing damage. Gibby can perform revives faster (and with a unique animation) while inside it.
Gun Shield - A shield appears while aiming down sights. Can be temporarily broken.
Defensive Bombardment - Call down a devastating mortar strike on a small area.
*This legend has the “Fortified” perk to make up for their large hitbox. They take 15% less damage and are not slowed by gunfire.


Lifeline posted:

>>> Lifeline <<<
Combat Medic
Ajay Che rebelled against her rich war profiteer parents by running off to join the Frontier Corps. Now she uses her Apex Games winnings to help fund the humanitarian organization, and uses her skills to keep her squad healthy and well-supplied.
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D.O.C. Heal Drone - Deploy D.O.C. to heal nearby squadmates (or enemies) over time.
Combat Medic - D.O.C. performs revives for her, leaving Lifeline free to continue fighting. She can also use healing items quicker than other legends.
Care Package - Call in a supply drop with healing items, armor, and attachments. Guaranteed to have an upgrade to your squad’s current equipment.


Pathfinder posted:

>>> Pathfinder <<<
Forward Scout
Pathfinder is a modified MRVN (Mobile Robotic Versatile eNtity) who joined the games in an effort to find his creator, hoping that his popularity in the games would attract their attention. He eventually discovered that he was made by a group of scientists that included the grandparents of multiple other Legends. Now he has a new goal - to find the robotic “son” he didn’t know existed. His grappling hook and zipline gun allow him and his teammates to nimbly move from place to place. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “Fight Night”.
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Grappling Hook - Swing to a more advantageous position. The cooldown duration is dependent on how far you moved.
Insider Knowledge - Scanning a survey beacon not only reveals the ring’s next location, it also fully charges Path’s ultimate and knocks 10 seconds off the max cooldown.
Zipline Gun - Set up a permanent zipline to allow quick traversal from point A to point B.
*This legend is in the “Recon” category, and can scan Survey Beacons to reveal the next ring’s location.


Wraith posted:

>>> Wraith <<<
Interdimensional Skirmisher
Senior Science Pilot Dr. Renee Blasey was once an IMC scientist working in the secret labs beneath Kings Canyon, until her colleague started experimenting on her. She escaped with the help of her dimension-hopping powers, but they came with a wicked case of amnesia. She used to be THE top pick for sweaty tryhards but has settled into a pretty balanced place these days (RIP naruto run 2019-2020). For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “Voidwalker”.
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Into the Void - Escape danger by phasing into another dimension. Enemies can still track the glowing trail you leave behind.
Voices from the Void - Voices will warn you of imminent danger. You can pass this info on to your teammates.
Dimensional Rift - Set up a temporary portal that allows quick, invulnerable movement from point A to point B.


Bangalore posted:

>>> Bangalore <<<
Professional Soldier
Anita Williams grew up in a family of soldiers dedicated to the IMC cause. After the war her unit was attacked, leaving her stranded in the Outlands. She competes in the games to earn passage home and find her MIA brother.
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Smoke Launcher - Yeet smoke grenades. Pair with a threat scope or a Bloodhound teammate for maximum effectiveness.
Double Time - Move faster for a brief period when being shot at.
Rolling Thunder - Call in an artillery strike that blankets a large area before exploding. More useful for forcing enemy positioning than actual damage, but the slowdown effect from the explosions can be debilitating.

*****Subsequent legends must be unlocked via Legend Tokens (earned via gameplay) or with Apex Coins (real money). A new legend is released every season.*****


Caustic posted:

>>> Caustic <<<
Toxic Trapper
Dr. Alexander Nox was once a research scientist working for Humbert Labs, but when his true sociopathic nature was revealed he burned it all down and faked his own death to escape. Now he is free to perform his experiments in the Games. His Nox gas bypasses shields, forcing enemies to relocate if not killing them outright.
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Nox Gas Trap - Deploy a gas trap that activates when shot or when enemies get close. Can be destroyed if you shoot at it enough.
Nox Vision - Enemies in the gas are highlighted for Caustic. He is also invulnerable to any gas, friend or foe.
Nox Gas Grenade - Blankets a large area with gas.
*This legend has the “Fortified” perk to make up for their large hitbox. They take 15% less damage and are not slowed by gunfire.


Mirage posted:

>>> Mirage <<<
Holographic Trickster
Elliott Witt is always the life of the party, charming audiences across the Outlands. He uses the holo-tech he and his mother developed to outwit and fool his enemies.
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Psyche Out - Bamboozle your enemies with a holographic decoy. Can be sent to a specific point or set to imitate your movements. Decoys have a small amount of health and create footstep sounds, but they cannot block bullets and flicker when shot.
Now You See Me… - When downed, Mirage cloaks and leaves a decoy. He also cloaks while performing a revive or using a respawn beacon.
Life of the Party - Deploys a large team of decoys that imitate your movements.


Octane posted:

>>> Octane <<<
High-Speed Daredevil
Octavio Silva blew off his own legs while using a grenade to launch himself across a finish line. Then he guilted his childhood friend Ajay into requisitioning him some robotic replacements so he could seek his next adrenaline rush in the Games.
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Stim - Move faster for a brief time at the cost of some health. Also removes slow effects, like from Bangalore’s Rolling Thunder.
Swift Mend - Octane’s health regens over time when not taking damage.
Launch Pad - Deploy a bounce pad that can launch players through the air with a double jump. Hit the pad while sliding to maximize distance or while jumping to maximize height.


Wattson posted:

>>> Wattson <<<
Static Defender
Natalie Paquette grew up around the Games due to her father’s job as Lead Electrical Engineer. When her father died she realized the Legends were like family to her, and she soon joined them in the arena. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “A Father’s Letter”.
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Perimeter Security - Create electric fences that damage and stun enemies who cross them.
Spark of Genius - Ultimate Accelerants fully charge her Ult, and stack up to 2 in her inventory. She also has a slow passive shield regen.
Interception Pylon - Place a device that zaps incoming grenades or artillery. Proximity to the device also recharges shields over time and greatly reduces the cooldown on her tactical.


Crypto posted:

>>> Crypto <<<
Surveillance Expert
While working for the Syndicate, Tae Joon Park and his foster sister Mila stumbled on something they weren’t supposed to find. In retaliation, the Syndicate kidnapped Mila and framed Tae Joon for her murder. Forced into hiding, Tae Joon hacked himself into the games under the alias “Crypto” in order to get closer to his enemies. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “Forever Family”.
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Surveillance Drone - Deploy a flying drone to scout the area. Tap to quick deploy, hold to enter drone mode. Be careful because Crypto is vulnerable while controlling it. It can also pick up teammate’s respawn banners and use respawn beacons and survey beacons instantaneously. Crypto’s weapons are automatically reloaded while he is controlling the drone. Also, try looking at the large banners throughout the battlefield for some secret info.
Neurolink - Enemies detected by the drone are marked for the whole team.
Drone EMP - Set off an EMP blast centered on the drone that damages shields and slows enemies.
*This legend is in the “Recon” category, and can scan Survey Beacons to reveal the next ring’s location.


Revenant posted:

>>> Revenant <<<
Synthetic Nightmare
100s of years ago, Kaleb Cross was the Syndicate’s top hitman. But they repaid his loyalty by putting his mind in a robotic “Simulacrum” body without his knowledge or consent. During an otherwise routine hit on a conman and his wife, an errant shard of glass shorted out his “ego retention system” and it all came crashing back. From then on he swore revenge against those who’d made him a monster. For more backstory check out Season 4 - Assimilation Launch Trailer and Stories from the Outlands - “Up Close and Personal” (RIP Forge).
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Silence - Throw a device that prevents enemies from using their abilities. Also useful for area control.
Stalker - Revenant can climb further than other legends and moves at normal walking speed while crouched.
Death Totem - Using this totem puts players into “Death Protection”. While in Death Protection you will return to the totem instead of being knocked down, but incoming damage bypasses shields and you cannot heal.


Loba posted:

>>> Loba <<<
Translocating Thief
Loba Andrade’s life was turned upside down when her parents were murdered. She grew up to become a master thief, but there was always a prize she was never able to steal - revenge. That is, until she saw the assassin that killed her parents competing in the games. The fact that he was a semi-immortal murder robot with infinite replacement bodies complicated things, but she never backed down from a challenge. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “Legacy of a Thief” and Season 5 - Fortune’s Favor Launch Trailer.
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Burglar’s Best Friend - Throw a jump drive bracelet to teleport.
Eye For Quality - Loba can see loot of purple tier or higher through walls.
Black Market Boutique - Deploy a shop that gives access to all loot in a large area. Players can take up to 2 items and infinite ammo.



Rampart posted:

>>> Rampart <<<
Base of Fire
Ramya Parekh ran a successful weapons modding shop on Gaea until she ran afoul of a local gang led by the mysterious “Big Sister”. Luckily for her, Apex Games Commissioner Kuben Blisk gave her a chance to rebuild her life by joining the games. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “The Endorsement”.
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Amped Cover - Deploys a wall with two halves. The solid bottom half has more health, while the energy shield top half increases the damage of outgoing shots. The walls are much weaker during the set-up phase.
Modded Loader - Rampart can reload LMGs (including Shiela) faster and with more bullets.
Mobile Minigun “Shiela” - Rampart can now take Shiela on the move, with a single (very large) magazine. It can still be placed for infinite reloads and use by teammates.


Horizon posted:

>>> Horizon <<<
Gravitational Manipulator
While working to solve a dire energy crisis, Dr. Mary Somers was betrayed and abandoned in the event horizon of a black hole. From her perspective it took her 8 months to escape, but thanks to time dilation she was actually gone for 87 years. Now she is seeking a way to turn back the clock and fulfill her promise to the son she left behind. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “The Promise”.
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Gravity Lift - Lifts players upwards, allowing for quick vertical repositioning.
Spacewalk - Horizon has more air control and less delay from fall impact.
Black Hole - Pulls enemies within range toward it, great for comboing with grenades.


Fuse posted:

>>> Fuse <<<
Bombastic Explosives Expert
Walter Fitzroy hails from the rough-and-tumble Fringe World of Salvo, where living is hard and life is cheap. He always had a passion for the brutal sport of Bonecage fighting, and when Salvo joined the Coalition of Syndicate Planets he set his sights on another bloodsport - the Apex Games. But not everyone was happy about the unification or his decision to leave, particularly his oldest frenemy, “Mad” Maggie. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “Good as Gold” and Season 8 - Mayhem Launch Trailer.
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Knuckle Cluster - Fire a sticky cluster grenade to deal light damage, destroy doors, and lock down choke points for a brief time.
Grenadier - Fuse can hold two grenades per backpack slot, and throws them further, faster, and more accurately with the help of his robotic arm.
The Motherlode - Fuse uses “Wally” the mortar cannon to lay down a ring of fire. Enemies within the ring are highlighted for his team.


Valkyrie posted:

>>> Valkyrie <<<
Winged Avenger
Growing up, Kairi Imahara wanted to be just like her father “Viper”, a fearsome Titan Pilot who worked for the Apex Predators mercenary group. When he didn’t come home from a job on the planet Typhon, Kairi blamed their leader Kuben Blisk. Years later she finally got the chance to confront him, but he convinced her that killing him wouldn’t prove herself worthy of her father’s legacy - but competing in the Apex games might. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “Northstar”.
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Missile Swarm - Valkyrie fires a swarm of missiles that impact across a medium-sized area, damaging and applying a slight stun.
VTOL Jets - She has a jetpack. It’s got a limited duration and she can’t shoot while using it, but it’s a goddamn jetpack.
Skyward Dive - Valkyrie supercharges her and her teammates’ jump kits, allowing the squad to launch into the sky and redeploy from anywhere. She also marks visible enemies for her whole team any time she’s skydiving.
*This legend is in the “Recon” category, and can scan Survey Beacons to reveal the next ring’s location.


Seer posted:

>>> Seer <<<
Ambush Artist
Obi Edolasim was born under a bad omen (big-rear end meteor hitting the moon), and he was believed to be a cursed child. But his parents loved him anyways, and even supported his choice to fight in the Arenas. His theatricality and skill served him well there, and he was able to weave a new tale for himself - one that led to the Apex games. His micro-drones allow him to track enemies in multiple ways. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “Metamorphosis”.
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Focus of Attention - Deploy microdrones to mark enemies for 8 seconds, showing your team their location and health/shield bar. Also interrupts healing and abilities on impact. Sounds like an OP version of Bloodhound’s scan but the area of effect is much smaller and enemies can dodge it.
Heartseeker - Visualize enemy heartbeats when aiming down sights.
Exhibit - Throw a device that projects a large net of microdrones. Enemies and their footsteps within the marked area will be highlighted if they move too quickly or shoot. The device can be destroyed.
*This legend is in the “Recon” category, and can scan Survey Beacons to reveal the next ring’s location.


Ash posted:

>>> Ash <<<
Incisive Instigator
Dr. Ashleigh Reid was once the assistant to Dr. Somers (Horizon), and accompanied her on the expedition into a black hole. But Reid betrayed Somers and abandoned her there, then returned to Olympus with no one the wiser. She betrayed everyone there, too, but her plans were foiled by Pathfinder. On the verge of death her mind was transferred to a simulacrum, and “Ash” was born. Multiple disassemblies and reassemblies later, a misguided Horizon has reawoken Ash’s human side, and now the two personalities are trapped in the same body. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “Ashes to Ash”.
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Arc Snare - Throw a projectile that shocks and tethers one enemy.
Marked for Death - Recent deathboxes are marked on the map. Examine a deathbox to track whoever killed them.
Phase Breach - Perform an invulnerable dash from point A to point B, leaving behind a one-way portal.


Mad Maggie posted:

>>> Mad Maggie <<<
Rebel Warlord
Margaret Kōhere has been fighting for Salvonian freedom her whole life. When her best friend Walter Fitzroy (Fuse) abandoned her to entertain their enemies, she took it personally. After a bit of terrorism, sabotage, and assaulting a judge she’s now being forced to join him in the Games. The Syndicate sees it as an elaborate form of public execution, but the people who pulled the strings to get her there might have other motives. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “Judgement” as well as the suggested videos in Fuse’s bio.
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Riot Drill - Fire a projectile that shoots flames through cover.
Warlord’s Ire - Temporarily highlight enemies you’ve damaged, and move faster while holding a shotgun.
Wrecking Ball - Throw a ball that releases speed-boosting pads and detonates near enemies.


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BATTLE ROYALE MAPS
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Kings Canyon
Located on the planet Solace, Kings Canyon used to be an IMC colony built over secret labs and robot assembly facilities. It was later converted to be the first arena for the Apex Games. Since then the poor island has been blown to hell and back, thanks to the Leviathans running rampant, Skull Town sinking into the ocean, a giant ship crashing into the northern mountains, and more.
There’s also a night mode called Kings Canyon After Dark, most often used for Halloween modes like Shadow Royale.


Worlds Edge
The volcanically active world of Talos was settled with the help of giant cooling towers, but when one of them failed catastrophically the colony of New Dawn was largely abandoned. A few decades later it was refurbished into an arena for the games. Of course, nobody learned from the previous disaster and Hammond Robotics’s giant Planet Harvester has been tearing the place further asunder with each map update.


Olympus
Floating high above the planet Psamanthe, this city in the clouds was converted from an R&D science park to a luxury destination after a lab accident created the "Phase Rift". Instabilities in the Rift called for it's full evacuation, and it later became an Apex arena. A mysterious fleet of ghost ships brought an infestation of deadly vines, but that’s mostly contained now. A malfunctioning new Phase Driver moved the floating city and scattered phase-shifted obstacles around the map.


Storm Point
Set on the world of Gaea, this beautiful tropical island is more dangerous than it first seems. Old IMC research facilities litter the map, and a crashed ship brings back memories for a certain professional soldier.

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ARENAS MAPS
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Party Crasher - Mirage crashed his party boat, the Mirage Voyage, into a downtown area.


Phase Runner - The Phase Runner on Olympus was not the first of its kind. An abandoned prototype somewhere on Talos is now a battleground for the Apex Arenas.


Overflow - An industrial facility on the planet Talos, filled with flowing lava.


Encore - Set on Seer’s home planet of Boreas, this arena is made for theatrics.


Habitat 4 - This island in the same archipelago as Storm Point serves as a breeding ground for the giant Leviathans.

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ADDITIONAL STORY STUFF
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Stories From the Outlands - Animated shorts focused on character backstories.

Quests - Seasonal stories told through text, in-game comics, out-of-game comics, and more. They were tied to short PVE missions when they were introduced in season 5, but that didn’t last.

Pathinder’s Quest - The first Apex Legends tie-in novel, available digitally or as a full-color oversized hardback. Pathfinder interviews the other Legends in hopes that they know something about his creator. The moment-to-moment writing ain’t gonna win any awards, but it’s easily the single largest and most definitive source of world-building for Apex/Titanfall that we’ve gotten so far.

Apex Legends: Overdrive - A four-issue comic book series from Dark Horse. Has god-awful art, some of which is traced from promo material and even FAN ART. Do not buy.

The Official Apex Legends Twitter Account - Lots of little story tidbits and commissioned comics get dropped on the Apex Twitter account. Good for player engagement, bad for archival. Check out the Out-of-game media page on the Apex Legends Wiki for a good repository of twitter-only lore.

r/ApexLore - It’s best to ignore the regular posts on this subreddit, they’re mostly just obvious misunderstandings and wild speculation. Sometimes even both at once! But the “Lore” and “Interactions” tab are the best archive I know of for all the little in-game details that flesh out the characters and setting, particularly the in-game interactions between legends.

The Apex Legends Wiki - Kinda self-explanatory.

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PAST SEASON'S LAUNCH TRAILERS
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kaffo
Jun 20, 2017

If it's broken, it's probably my fault

I want this post to immortalize the fact I'm terrible at this game
Also great OP

Tibalt
May 14, 2017

What, drawn, and talk of peace! I hate the word, As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee


What heroes did you unlock first/who do you recommend unlocking first?

I'm eyeing Caustic, Octane, Horizon, or maybe Fuse, but I can't really decide. I've had the most fun with Gibraltar and Bangalore.

Beelzebozo
Nov 6, 2002

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel. But I am, so that’s how it comes out.


You'll unlock them all really quickly as the red mats stack up fast behind your back, but I'd say Caustic first if you like Gibraltar and then Horizon who is just really strong right now.

dragon enthusiast
Jan 1, 2010


I haven't gotten all the characters yet, but the only two I actually regret unlocking so far are Revenant and Wattson

tote up a bags
Jun 8, 2006

die stoats die



Not sure how good Fuse will be (probably very) but my advice will remain "unlock Horizon first" because she is extremely good and extremely fun.
Also Octane.

kaffo
Jun 20, 2017

If it's broken, it's probably my fault

Tibalt posted:

What heroes did you unlock first/who do you recommend unlocking first?

I'm eyeing Caustic, Octane, Horizon, or maybe Fuse, but I can't really decide. I've had the most fun with Gibraltar and Bangalore.

Beelzebozo posted:

You'll unlock them all really quickly as the red mats stack up fast behind your back
The fast legend tokens thing is the most relevent part IMO, if you unlock someone you hate, it won't be long until you can get another.
As for choice, you've already got a nice list there, I'd just pick a random arbitary order (like alphabetical) and start going through them, you'll find what you like quickly enough.

I don't personally buy into the "they are good right now" thing unless you are actually wanting to play ranked and be sweaty about it. There are people here who play Rampart and enjoy playing her even though she's objectively garbage. Hell I played her when I started playing again for like a month before I swapped out to Mirage and Wattson, but I had a lot of fun in the meantime.

J
Jun 10, 2001



Horizon is a safe first unlock, especially since there are going to be a poo poo ton of Fuses running around in the short term. Fuses are going to be dropping fire rings everywhere and Horizon can gravity lift her whole team out or in depending on the situation. Technically Octane's jump pad also does that but you're going to have to be really cautious since it puts you on a very predictable arc and you're liable to just get shot to hell in midair if you step on one in line of sight of enemy squads. Caustic's good too if you like Gibraltar and don't mind playing on a large hitbox character. Gibby and Caustic can be very punishing to play when you are still learning the game and don't know the maps, since they are large they are easy to shoot so if you're in a bad position you're probably gonna be super dead. Fuse looks like he will be very good as well, I doubt you can go wrong unlocking him either.

Boxman
Sep 27, 2004

Big fan of :frog:




Tibalt posted:

What heroes did you unlock first/who do you recommend unlocking first?

I'm eyeing Caustic, Octane, Horizon, or maybe Fuse, but I can't really decide. I've had the most fun with Gibraltar and Bangalore.

Try to be objective about your playstyle. I unlocked Caustic because I want to play a more thoughtful defensive style. But eventually I realized I like to press W a little too much for my own good, so I unlocked Octane and have way more success with him.

I still main Bloodhound for those juicy wallhacks though.

Bottom Liner
Feb 15, 2006

This is why every community I'm part of in TG thinks you're a joke and a terrible presence in these forums. The root problem and undeniable fact here is that your inaction, refusal, and defense of the worst people here drove away one of the best.


All of the best characters don’t have to be unlocked. Gibby, Bloodhound, and Lifeline should be all you ever need unless you want to fart bomb people in hot drops, then Caustic is v good.

Fuse is gonna be a blast though.


Mirage should be the first unlock though because he’s a dumb troll character that’s actually pretty effective.

George H.W. Cunt
Oct 6, 2010



The best characters are all the thiccbois so Caustic 100%. Requesting the Loba finisher on caustic gif tia

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





Mirage is the best first unlock

Cardamommy Issues
Feb 16, 2005

I've waited around for more important things


Daztek posted:

Mirage is the best first unlock

Gospel being preached here. Mirage may not be the highest tier for pros but he’s the one I have the most fun with

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





https://twitter.com/PlayApex/status/1356634845754122241

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9lGsZIOfWo

Chard
Aug 24, 2010






Tuesday Fuseday :peanut:

kaffo
Jun 20, 2017

If it's broken, it's probably my fault

Holy crap, that Octane jump pad distance is wild

Wheeee
Mar 11, 2001

When a tree grows, it is soft and pliable. But when it's dry and hard, it dies.

Hardness and strength are death's companions. Flexibility and softness are the embodiment of life.

That which has become hard shall not triumph.



A dev recently posted on Reddit that win rates between legends don't begin to have statistically significant deviations until you reach the top ~5% of players.

Apex isn't Overwatch, your core skills as a player and the guns you pick up matter vastly more than your legend choice.

Always get Octane because pressing w and going fast is a rich and rewarding lifestyle.

bushisms.txt
May 26, 2004

Scroll, then. There are other posts than these.




Octanes one handed reload rifle ability makes him a secret great pick for people who like snipers and bolt actions mid range. Glad they buffed him, was feeling dumb picking him when horizon was available.

Evil Kit
May 29, 2013

I'm viable ladies.


New thread, guess I'll finally post in here after playing a bunch with goons on the discord. Pick the game up finally at the start of season 7 despite my general dislike of BR games and got hooked. Game is very solid and well put together! I am of course bad, but that's never stopped me from W-ing to success my own demise.

Looking forward to explosion man as I always want to carry more grenades than I should and now I will be enabled.

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020

by Pragmatica


Awesome OP!!!

J
Jun 10, 2001




7:02, wow you can just fire Fuse's ult into a low ceiling. I wasn't expecting it to work that way, that's pretty crazy.

Edit: Also good job on the OP!

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020

by Pragmatica


Wait gently caress, the new season starts TODAY??? gently caress YEAH I thought it was next week and I'm currently holed up in a hotel under a foot of snow with a huge bag of weed

George H.W. Cunt
Oct 6, 2010



Fuse ult inside is going to cause a bunch of tears in the final ring. :getin:

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





Time to play Wattson forever

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020

by Pragmatica


Just read the patch notes lol

"Hmmm, Crypto is still pretty mediocre, better nerf a weird edge case tactic he could use"

Beelzebozo
Nov 6, 2002

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel. But I am, so that’s how it comes out.


Simone Magus posted:

Just read the patch notes lol

"Hmmm, Crypto is still pretty mediocre, better nerf a weird edge case tactic he could use"

Just because you haven't seen it in your games doesn't mean that was a weird edge case. It was being routinely abused at high level competitive play.

man in the eyeball hat
Dec 23, 2006

Capture the opening of the portal that connects this earth of 3D to one earth of 4D or 5D. Going to the 5D.



Daztek posted:

Time to play Wattson forever

yeah i find it funny that every single fuse ability is hard countered by wattson. im gonna play him, im sure he'll be fun in unranked, but drat

Evil Kit
May 29, 2013

I'm viable ladies.


Generally speaking about what time do new season patches drop on release day?

repiv
Aug 13, 2009



The patch goes live 30 minutes from this post I think

Evil Kit
May 29, 2013

I'm viable ladies.


perfect timing for me then, hell yeah.

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010


That's a nice OP, OP!

TracerBullet
Apr 25, 2003

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.



Doctor Rope

Furiously F5ing the Origin launch page to gimme the dang update!!!

bushisms.txt
May 26, 2004

Scroll, then. There are other posts than these.




I'm stalking their Twitter for switch release announcements since the eshop already updated at 9.

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020

by Pragmatica


Beelzebozo posted:

Just because you haven't seen it in your games doesn't mean that was a weird edge case. It was being routinely abused at high level competitive play.

I really haven't ever seen it and don't pay attention to high level play. I'm interested bu the word "abused" though. In what way was it oppressive? Genuinely curious because it's always sad when cool interactions need to get nerfed :(

Ravenfood
Nov 4, 2011


bushisms.txt posted:

Octanes one handed reload rifle ability makes him a secret great pick for people who like snipers and bolt actions mid range. Glad they buffed him, was feeling dumb picking him when horizon was available.
His what?

Evil Kit
May 29, 2013

I'm viable ladies.



Maybe they're referring to the reload animations when Octane is using his tactical (since he keeps his left hand up to his face on the vial)? I always get a chuckle out of making Octane sprout a third hand while in the middle of a reload animation from using the tac.


I know all Assault classes can use their tactical during a reload with interrupting it as well so that might be where that comes from?

Beelzebozo
Nov 6, 2002

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel. But I am, so that’s how it comes out.


Simone Magus posted:

I really haven't ever seen it and don't pay attention to high level play. I'm interested bu the word "abused" though. In what way was it oppressive? Genuinely curious because it's always sad when cool interactions need to get nerfed :(

"Abusing" meaning knowingly making use of unintended gameplay interactions to gain an advantage. For example, here's a clip of a team turning a fight in ALGS with the exploit. You and I were probably never going to be affected by this, but they can't leave it in a game that gets played for money at this level. https://clips.twitch.tv/ExcitedBigEggnogBabyRage

Beelzebozo fucked around with this message at 17:57 on Feb 2, 2021

denereal visease
Nov 27, 2002

"Research your own experience. Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is essentially your own."

Thanks for a new thread... been playing since just after launch but sat out for Season 7 due to burnout.

Started playing again and the game is still super fun, I love the 3-pack squad-based gameplay. Duos and singles can gently caress off.

I'm just shittier at it and I never learned the "new" map (the floating one)...

TracerBullet
Apr 25, 2003

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.



Doctor Rope

Looks like the update is now live! 46 GB total and servers are getting slammed

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Gunder
May 21, 2003



TracerBullet posted:

Looks like the update is now live! 46 GB total and servers are getting slammed

Doesn't seem to be on Steam

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