Respawn To Announce Apex Legends Today; Will Be A Battle Royale Title

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After previous speculation and reports (although pretty accurate), a brand new battle royale game based on Titanfall has been confirmed.

That means you can't play with an Xbox One player on PS4, a PS4 player on Xbox One, nor can you play with an Apex Legends PC player on Xbox One or PS4.

No, there is no chance to hop on and get involved in some Apex Legends cross-platform play on any platform at launch. This kind of resurrection isn't typical in a battle royale game, so the mechanic should offer a fresh gameplay element.

With the official announcement still slated for tomorrow, alongside confirmation of what, if any, of the above is true - Respawn head Vince Zampella did confirm the title ahead of the reveal. Instead, Respawn has made some tweaks to the tried-and-true battle royale formula for Apex Legends, like introducing a class system that's built around squad play.

Reportedly a Titanfall game without the mechs. Combatants can choose from unique characters like Bloodhound, the tracker who can see recent enemy activity on the map, or Lifeline, a battlefield medic who can shield teammates and bring them back from the brink of death.

Apex Legends showcases several new genre-leading innovations, starting before players even start the match. The game also has a couple more interesting features such as Respawn Beacons to create one-time use locations where you can revive fallen squad members, and an inventory system that automatically attached gear and equipment to the correct weapon once you pick it up. The first season will begin in March, at which point the developer plans to offer a Battle Pass (which is becoming increasingly common in free-to-play online games).

The game will feature a seasonal content roadmap, with new Legends and weaponry coming on a quarterly basis.