Apex Legends Launches as Free-To-Play Battle Royale Today

Well, that was a bit out of the blue. Respawn Entertainment released Apex Legends today, which was a bit unexpected, but the surprises didn't end there. Not only did the company create a fresh new battle royale game ready for you to tackle today, but they made it absolutely free-to-play on PS4, Xbox One, and PC through Electronic Arts' Origin platform. The game went live just a few hours ago and people are already giving it mixed reactions from it being an amazing upgrade all the way to being nothing special compared to the others. You can judge for yourself if you'd like, but first, here's the game's official description and launch trailer.

Apex Legends Launches as Free-To-Play Battle Royale Today
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The Frontier War is over. After hundreds of years of conflict between the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation and the Militia founded to fight them, the far-off region of space known as the Frontier can finally know peace.

But liberation can come at a cost: when the IMC and the Militia departed, they took everything of value and left the Frontier worlds in disarray. With no way to support themselves, the people of the Frontier had no choice but to leave their homes. The brave relocated to the Outlands.

A remote cluster of planets on the fringes of the Frontier, the Outlands are untouched by war and teeming with resources and opportunity. But life is cheap here, and danger lurks around every corner. Its pioneers, explorers, and outlaws used to spend their lives locked in an endless power struggle – now, they settle their differences in the Apex Games, a bloodsport where Legends from all corners of the Frontier compete for money, fame, and glory.

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