If you are new to Battle Royale games, you are where you need to be at this time, checking out this post about Apex Legends for Beginners.
On the other hand, if you do enjoy battle Royale games like Fortnite, there’s a high chance you would enjoy playing Apex Legends …that is if you’re new to it.
What is Apex Legends?
Apex Legends is a free online video game. It is fast paced and packed with action. In this game expect frequent and intense fire fights between teams.
Apex Legends is quite different from Roblox, also a very fun video game I talked about in my last post. Hopefully you were able to claim the Roblox giveaway because… yeah I got my free gold bars which now makes my outfit in Roblox more sophisticated!
In Apex Legends, players who get knocked down are brought back to life by their team members and a player can still be brought back to life if he gets killed, as long as they have collected a banner. The banner can be seen at the place they died.
This game is recommended for teens because of some forms of violence associated with it.
It is known that development of the game started between 2016 and 2017 and the project remained a secret until it was released early this year 2019.
Since its release, Apex Legends has captured the minds of millions of people on the planet. In fact, fans can’t get enough and so gear from hoodies, to toy guns, Apex Legends Bloodhound Halloween Mask head gear, and of course Apex Legends birthday party supplies are readily available to fans!
Apex Legends was developed by Spawn Entertainment, an American video game development company founded by Vince Zampella and Jason West.
How to Play Apex Legends
Now because this post is about Apex Legends for Beginners, I’ll break it all down for you here.
In Apex legends a player can start playing the game without having to pay! This simply means that the player has access to a huge part of the game without having to pay right from the beginning.
Although there is no initial payment required before playing this game, there’s a system in place whereby the player can spend in in-game currency or real money. Items you can get include outfits for your characters or legends
There are about 60 players and each round organized as 20 groups of 3. These players skydive out of a plane (Referred to as the Carrier in Apex Legends).
Players skydive onto an island and while skydiving; for each group of 3, one person controls where the other two people land, but there is also an option for if you don’t want to follow the leader, you can land by yourself without your teammates.
For some players they’d rather land by themselves. When you decide to land by yourself …that is without your teammates, you can move faster and reach the ground before your teammates.
Platforms you can play Apex Legends On
- Apex Legends can be downloaded and played on Xbox One (this is the platform we enjoy playing on!). If you’re going to be playing on Xbox one know that you would need an Xbox live Gold account in order to play. Apex Legends also supports Xbox one controller on PC.
- PlayStation 4: simply go to the PlayStation store and type “Apex Legends” in the search bar.
- Origin for PC: this can be downloaded right from the apex legends website onto your PC.
Apex Legends Weapons
Now, once teams get to the island, each group would look for weapons to fight other players, the battle goes on until only one group remains. The group that remains wins the match! Common weapons Apex legend players like to have are Mozambique and Havoc.
Players don’t like to have P2020 which are pistols because they have a bad fire rate meaning although they shoot the same range with other weapons, they are not just as powerful as other weapons.
Shotguns are unique in the sense that they do more damage than most weapons but there is a downside to it….they shoot at a slow rate.
Apex Legend playing field focuses on Kings Canyon map which is great but who knows, new maps may be introduced at a later time.
Our focus is on the Kings Canyon map for now, but Apex Legends may introduce new maps in the future.
Where to find Weapons?
There are 20+ weapons in Apex Legends and when playing this video game, you can find these weapons in buildings and special boxes called “Loot Boxes“.
Apex Legends Characters
Apex Legends allows you to select characters just like the games Fortnite and Hero Shooters does. The characters in Apex Legends are also known as Legends. These Legends bring unique skills to the game, which makes the game even more fun to play!
Check out these awesome Legends below!
Choosing a Character or Legend
Now its fun to know that you can choose a character before a round in Apex Legends; however, the computer randomizes it in order with you and your teammates and whoever is first in the order gets to choose their Legend.
Once a particular Legend is taken, the other people on the team who go on next to choose their Legend can’t have the same legend.
Keep in mind that there is also a time limit of about 10 seconds when choosing your Legend. If you don’t choose your legend within this time limit, someone else can have the legend that you might have wanted.
…. And this brings us to the question “How many characters are there in Apex Legends?”
Well, at the time of launch there were 8 characters but now the number has increased to 10! They’ve added two more!
These characters work together to achieve one goal and that is…..win!
Most characters are free but some like “Caustic” shown below is not free. To get a character like Caustic you can use Apex coins. Now lets have a look at these Legends below.
Teamwork and Nonverbal Communication
Now this games relies solely on teamwork and also focuses on NVC – nonverbal communication also known as Pinging.
Players are able to help their team members with their controllers by showing them where weapons are located, where the enemy is hiding, directions and other factors that would lead their team to victory.
What is Pinging in Apex Legends?
Pinging is a method of communicating without words. This is what I love about this game! Just like in the image above where the team member with a green label is showing where her team members should land. The purple jets are the team members in midair heading towards the landing area. Cool right?
An icon is created with the aid of the ping command and this is visible where a player is looking, followed by a voice from the players character in the game.
For a short period, the ping can be seen by the player and team members. The ping icon will revert automatically to a Go command which means the group or team would need to explore an area.
On the other hand, if the player is looking at….lets say a weapon, for example, then the icon will change depending on the circumstances of that event in order to show the team where an object is located.
The ping system also offers so much more including:
- Pinging when players are in need of ammunition
- Highlighting enemies by tapping the ping command two times quickly.
Pinging is very handy especially when you have no mic.
Maximum Player Level in Apex Legends
Just like most video games out there, the highest player level is 100. You get to rise to the next level by receiving XP from playing matches. Each time you move to the next level, you get rewarded with Legend tokens, an Apex pack or even both!
An Apex Pack is a loot box where you can get cool items such as weapon skins, legend skins, banner frames. The maximum Apex Packs that can be earned from levels 1 to 100 is 45 Apex Packs.
If you’re between level 1 and 20 – you receive 1 pack per level
For level 23 to 45, you receive one pack every two levels while level 50 to 100, you receive one pack every 5 levels. Note that you will keep earning 600 legend tokens for every level.
Unlocking a new character
In a game that has many characters with great skills by collecting 12,000 legend tokens, you are able to unlock new characters when you play standard matches.
The Apex Legends Battle Pass and How it works
Now, as an Apex Legends player you need to know what Battle Pass is all about and how it works.
So what is Apex Legends Battle Pass?
Apex Legends Battle pass is seasonal and each season players are rewarded with unique cosmetic items.
The Battle Pass is a seasonal system that rewards players with exclusive cosmetic items. These rewards are a mix of exclusive seasonal cosmetics and Apex Packs. Every player can unlock some of these items each season through normal play; those who choose to purchase the Battle Pass can earn everything available that season, around 100 different rewards.
Rewards are usually a combination of Apex Packs and unique cosmetics. As a player you can unlock some of these rewards when playing.
Now if you decide to purchase the Battle Pass, you are able to earn all that’s available that season which is usually about 100 rewards.
A season usually runs for a little over 3 months. Every season comes with new items including special events and of course new Legends!
Each season comes with its unique battle pass and this pass gives you the ability to unlock lots of special and unique content as you play and move to the next level.
A new Season does Not Affect your Level.
As a player, simply because a new season has arrived does not mean that your player level gets affected. No! Although your battle pass resets every season, what you will notice is that you get a new battle pass level and as you gain XP this will go toward your level and battle pass level.
Now what’s special about the Apex Legends Battle Pass?
Here’s the cool thing with battle pass; lets say you buy a battle pass late in a particular season, you still get the rewards for 25 levels added to the levels you already are. Take for example, you are on level 25 for the season, when you purchase the battle pass bundle you get all rewards up all the way to level 50!
Keep in mind though that legends are not included in Battle Pass. Players only get Apex packs and unique cosmetic items in Battle Pass.
You should also know that even if you don’t buy the Battle Pass, you can still earn some cosmetic items every season.
Yes! Even if you don’t purchase the Battle Pass, you will be able to earn a select amount of free cosmetic items each season.
Watch the Battle Pass Season 2 Trailer here.
I believe Apex Legends is unique given how the developers were able to fuse different elements from various games together but in a totally creative way!
I also have to say that the game is quite different in a “good way” when you compare it with other Battle Royale games out there. The gun play and the battle makes this game worthwhile.
Although the game is rated “Teens” because of blood and violence, I would say anyone from 10 to 11 years of age with a matured mind, can play the game especially if they have an interest. They can play under adult supervision initially.
A plus that Apex Legends has offered is that you can ping, so this game limits communication with strangers! Another huge bonus is the characters. This for sure sets Apex Legends apart from others in the genre.
If you are a new to Apex Legends, hope you learnt a thing or 2 about Apex Legends for Beginners here.
Apex Legends is indeed a competitor to Fortnite as they are both similar. Fortnite Battle Royale became super popular last year.
I hope you were able to take away a thing or two from this post titled Apex Legends for Beginners.
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