Febuary 14, 2019
Choose Your Hero
There is a new trending battle royale game: Apex Legends. This is a game that engrossed video gamers right from the release. Popular streamers are playing this game instead of their main games such as Fortnite and PUBG (Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds). Examples of streamers that play are Ninja, Shroud, CourageJD, TSM_Hamlinz, and many more. The company that made Apex--Respawn Entertainment--has sponsored lots of streamers to play their game right from the release. What makes this game unique? In this new game, you can choose the type of character you play. They all have special abilities that suit different play styles. They also have different amounts of health and shield.
Some people call this game a mix of Overwatch and Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. Devin, a student from ICSU, speaks his honest opinion about Apex Legends: “ [I think that it is] a very high potential game, but the recoil (where you keep firing, and the gun’s accuracy drops) is too much. Currently, this game is not as cool to me because I have 0 kills.” Some streamers also agree that this game has high potential, and some even say that it is better than the current largest game, Fortnite. Some also prefer Apex Legends over PUBG. Several good things that Respawn Entertainment did was not copying other battle royales. For instance, Respawn decided to make Apex Legends, only adding 20 squads of 3. The storm also closes in much faster, and the map is way smaller, creating games that are an average of 15 minutes. Other battle royales like Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite have close to 100 players in one game, making 1 good game last for around 20 minutes.
Respawn Entertainment also has other games, like Titanfall and Star Wars. Apex Legends is similar to Titanfall but in Battle Royale. Amazingly, Apex Legends reached 25 million players in 72 hours, breaking the record set by Fortnite.
Apex Legends, an amazing high-potential game, is surprisingly free. That is part of the reason why Respawn was able to entice such high numbers of people. This game is a new type of battle royale that puts an interesting twist to the beloved genre. It will also most likely be outclassing other battle royales; many of the companies that own the games copy each other in the hope of gaining money.