From October 15 to November 5 we will be running our next limited-time event for Apex Legends, Fight or Fright. This haunting event is packed with exciting content including an all-new limited-time mode featuring Kings Canyon at night, exclusive event challenges where you can earn free loot, special Halloween inspired Collection Event cosmetics, and more. To tell you more about the event we have Lee Horn, Director of Product Management for Apex Legends, to fill you in on all the spooky details.
Leeeeeee-RSPN here with an overview on the Apex Legends Fight or Fright Collection Event.
As a reminder, ...Read more
Being bad never looked so good. Exterminate in style on the newest Apex Arena – World’s Edge – with the new Chemical Compound Caustic skin. It’s mean, it’s green, and it’s yours free with a Twitch Prime membership.... Read more
Hey everyone! Apex Legends™ Ranked mode designers here and we’re back to talk about Ranked Leagues Series 2 for Apex Legends. We’ll revisit our goals, talk about some results, and detail how Ranked Leagues will work when Series 2 launches with Season 3.
We want to quickly review our four goals for Ranked and comment a bit on some of the Series 1 results so far. Keep in mind that we’re trying to improve the systems with each update, and some outcomes will take longer to tune than others.
Descend on your enemies as an angel of death or a diabolical demon with two physical editions of Apex Legends! Apex Legends Lifeline Edition and Apex Legends Bloodhound Edition each come with an exclusive Legend skin, other themed cosmetics, and a stash of Apex Coins to spend however you want.
Both editions are available now for Xbox One, PlayStation®4, and Origin on PC from your favorite retailer for $19.99*.
The Lifeline Edition
The Bloodhound Edition
Who watches the man that no one can see? Time to find out when you grab these exclusive Mirage and Kraber skins, free with your Twitch Prime membership. Mirage has trouble written all over him in his electric-blue Holo Man skin (that’s only kind of a joke), and by the time the enemy spots your Night Watch Kraber skin, they’ll already be dead.
Who’s got the skills, raw nerve, and competitive drive to be the last team standing in the biggest Apex Legends™ tournament yet? It’s time to find out! The next living legends will be named at the Preseason Invitational, where the best of the best – including X-Games Gold Medalists TSM, Fnatic, Virtus Pro, T1, MVP, and more – will battle it out in the arena for their share of a $500,000 prize pool. Up to 80 elite teams from around the world will compete in a double-elimination bracket all the way up to the heart-pounding Finals – taking place at 5:00 p.m. CEST on September 15.
You can catch every unbelievable elimination, squad wipe, and surprise comeback either live in Kraków, Poland or streaming on Apex Leg...Read more
Read the full breakdown of the themed Voidwalker Event here. TL;DR and patch notes below:
WRAITH TOWN TAKE OVER
A mysterious research site has been unearthed in Kings Canyon that was used as part of Project: Wraith, including a functioning prototype portal.
EXCLUSIVE EVENT CHALLENGES
Complete a variety of challenges to earn exclusive skins and Wr...Read more
From September 3 to the 17 we’ll be running our next event for Apex Legends called Voidwalker. Centering around Wraith’s mysterious past, this themed event will be introducing lots of awesome content including a new town takeover, a limited-time mode, challenges, and more. We’ve got all the details below laying out how the event will work so let’s get to it:
SaladGuy-RSPN here to walk you through the Voidwalker event details.
What’s in the Voidwalker Themed Event
Wraith Town Takeover
Syndicate construction crews have unearthed part of a decayed Project: ...Read more
Leeeeeee-RSPN here (Apex Legends Director of Product Management Lee Horn, that is)! We wanted to share more context with you around the three types of events you can expect from Apex Legends including Season Launches, Collection Events, and Themed Events (the next one launching early September)! The main goal for all these events is to add new ways to play, so that we are keeping the game fresh and exciting for our players. Each of these events has a unique theme with a variety of components, but share the same general framework:
The Th...Read more
At launch we made a promise to players that we intend to do monetization in a way that felt fair and provided choice to players on how they spent their money and time. A core decision during development of Apex Legends was that we wanted to make a world class battle royale game - in quality, depth, progression, and important for today’s conversation - how we sell stuff. With the Iron Crown event we missed the mark when we broke our promise by making Apex Packs the only way to get what many consider to be the coolest skins we’ve released.
We’ve heard you and have spent a lot of time this week discussing the feedback and how we structure events in the future, as well as changes that we will make to Iron Crown. To get right into it, here are the changes we are making:
Octane’s dipped into the trust fund and put his own personal twist on Kings Canyon: a stadium full of jump pads and fire where every Legend can unleash their inner daredevil. Now, Twitch Prime members can show up dressed for the grand opening with the Whiplash Octane skin, free with your Twitch Prime membership.
Last month, we kicked off Apex Legends Season 2 – Battle Charge. Since then, it’s been awesome to see players hustling to get to higher tiers in Ranked, creating strategic plays with Wattson, and using new parts of the environment to their advantage. In the process, the community has provided lots of great feedback for us to take in.
But that’s not all we have planned for this season! Today, we’re kicking off the Iron Crown Collection Event. To tell you all about it we have Lee Horn, Director of Product Management for Apex Legends. Take it away, Lee.
Leeeeeee-RSPN here with an overview on the Iron Crown Collection Event.
TL;DR What’s in the Iron Crown Collection Event:
As Season 2 heats up, we’re making tweaks and quality of life updates to keep the Games rolling. Community Manager Jay Frechette (Jayfresh_Respawn) took to the Apex Legends subreddit to discuss some new changes with the community. Check out all the details in his own words below, or head over to the official Reddit post and jump into the conversation.
We also launched a new dev tracker! Check it out ...Read more
Disaster has struck Kings Canyon, home of the Apex Games: a Repulsor Tower built to drive away the area’s native wildlife collapsed, clearing the way for a stampede of creatures into the arena. Images of the disaster have been splashed across holoscreens from Solace to Psamathe, and hardly a reporter in the Outlands neglected to comment.
Under normal circumstances, we at the Outlands Journal would leave such straightforward reporting to the mainstream. But reports of a mysterious figure appearing in the arena moments before the tower’s destruction suggest something more nefarious than an industrial accident. The Jou...Read more
Season 2 is now live with tons of new content and quality of life fixes. Community Manager Jay Frechette (Jayfresh_Respawn) took to the Apex Legends subreddit to discuss these changes with the community. Check out all the details in his own words below, or head over to the official Reddit post and jump into the conversation.
To get the Battle Pass, jump into Apex Legends and head to the Battle Pass tab in the store. Grab the Battle Pass for 950 Apex Coins or the Battle Pass Bundle for 2,800 Apex Coins (containing 4,700 Apex Coins’ worth of content!),...Read more
Hey everyone! We’re some of the Apex team responsible for Ranked mode (Tangentiallogic, pinedsman, and SpamminBandies), and we’re here to talk about the new Ranked Leagues feature in Apex Legends. Let’s dive into our philosophy, goals, and the nuts and bolts of how Ranked Leagues will work when they launch with Season 2 on July 2.
We believe that Apex is a dynamic game that takes time and effort to master. Ranked Leagues should be the place where competitive players (or players who feel competitive now and then) can go to prove their skills and gain recognition for their efforts.
With Ranked Leagues, we want to bring something new to Apex Legends that makes the game even more fun for our players. Let's talk a little about our goals for the Ranked League feature overall.
Lead Product Manager Lee Horn (Leeeeeee-RSPN) here with an overview of the Season 2 Battle Pass Challenges system. We heard your feedback on the Season 1 grind and created a system which should allow for significantly greater Battle Pass progress with less grind over less time for players who return on a regular basis and maximize their Challenge resets.
With the launch of Season 2, you’ll be able to complete Daily and Weekly Challenges to level up your Battle Pass. As we’ve previously mentioned, we’re endeavoring to balance gameplay purity with variety and fun, so none of this Season’s challenges will require a YouTube tutorial to figure out.
More than half of your Weekly Challenges will grant an entire Battle Pass level as a reward. The remaining Daily & Weekly Challenges grant STARS which, combined with match XP, contribute to a repeatable Weekly Challenge that grants a full Battle Pass level with each completion. STARS are XP specifi...Read more
This week, the Respawn team released a new PC client patch. Community Manager Jay Frechette (Jayfresh_Respawn) took to the Apex Legends subreddit to discuss the changes with the community. Check out all the details in his own words below, or head over to the official Reddit post and jump into the conversation.
We have a client patch for PC only that is going live this morning to address a few issues, detailed below.
Hey everyone! I'm Sean Slayback, the principal weapons designer on Apex Legends at Respawn. The weapons team and I are excited to share some info about weapons in Season 2, so let's get into it!
New Weapon: The L-STAR Arrives
This season we're introducing the L-STAR, a rare and powerful LMG. This weapon fires large, high-damage plasma projectiles at...Read more
Apex Elite Queue
June 4 – July 2
Make it to the Top 5 in any match and earn your way into a select queue full of Top 5 winners. Then prove you’re the best of the best by taking them all down!
Two Additional Legendary Skins for all Battle Pass Owners
Legendary Hunt Challenge Rewards
June 4 – June 18
Complete special in-game challenges to...Read more
Get ready to hunt the most dangerous game: the Legendary Hunt starts now. A new elite queue, themed rewards, bonus XP, and more are live for a limited time – check out the full schedule below, and happy hunting.
Apex Elite Queue
June 4 – July 2
Make it to the Top 5 in any match, and earn your way into a select queue full of Top 5 winners. Then prove you’re the best of the best by taking them all down!
Legendary Hunt Challenge Rewards
June 4 – June 18
Complete special in-game challenges to score free Legendary Hunt loot! Don’t lose sight of your prey – these rewards are event exclusive, and once it’s over, they’re gone for good.
As we approach June, we want to give you a heads-up on a fun in-game event coming next week, as well as just some of the first details on Season 2 Battle Pass.
The Hunt Begins . . .... Read more
Next week, the Respawn team is pushing some of our biggest fixes and improvements to date. Community Manager Jay Frechette (Jayfresh_Respawn) took to the Apex Legends subreddit to discuss these changes with the community. Check out all the details in his own words below, or head over to the official Reddit post and jump into the conversation.
Hey all, we have a patch scheduled to go live early next week. We’ll do a follow-up post when we’ve confirmed it’s available for download on all platforms. In the meantime, below are the patch notes with some dev context.
AUDIO FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
One of the biggest issues we had to tackle was improving the audio performance to address reports of sounds dropping out, missing sounds for an extended duration, or distortion for a period of time. We have made improvements both in our code and with our content that will hopefully fix these issues for many players, and should lower the amount and length of...Read more
Hey all! In the blog post last week, I mentioned we’d have an update on anti-cheat for Apex Legends on PC. Now we’ve got some updated stats and some interesting tidbits on things we’re doing.
We’ve been working closely with key experts across EA, including EA Security and Fraud, the Origin teams, and our fellow developers at DICE, FIFA, and Capital Games, in addition to Easy-Anti-Cheat. While we’ve already rolled out several updates (and will be continually doing so for the foreseeable future), others will take time to fully implement. We can’t share details on what we’re doing so as to not give a head’s up to the cheat makers, but what we can say is that we’re attacking this from every angle: from improvements in detecting cheate...Read more
To say that the launch of Apex Legends exceeded our expectations would be an understatement. 50 million players in the first month (and more since) is staggering for any game, let alone a new IP from a relatively small team who were taking their first swing at a free-to-play game.
Rapid growth is a wonderful thing to achieve, and we’re thrilled with the response we’ve received since launch. However, that growth comes with some clear challenges, and we’ve hit a few bumps along the way, including missteps with our updates, not giving players enough visibility into future content, and not properly setting expectations on how we plan to support Apex Legends.
We are 100% committed to the long-term growth of Apex Legends, and supporting the millions playing every day. So today we want to reset our commitment to you and give you some insight into where we are as a development team and how we’re approaching live service for Apex Legends.
Getting a huge player base...Read more