Forget about 'Fortnite': A new, free game makes 9 brilliant changes to the Battle Royale formula
- A brand-new Battle Royale game named "Apex Legends" surprise-launched on Monday. It's free, and available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
- "Apex Legends" is cut from the same cloth as "Fortnite," but makes several meaningful changes that evolve the Battle Royale genre.
- After playing a bunch of "Apex Legends," it's clear that the game stands out from its inspiration.
In a risky, unprecedented move, EA announced and released a brand-new blockbuster game this week: A Battle Royale-style first-person shooter for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC named "Apex Legends."
On paper, "Apex Legends" sounds a lot like "Fortnite."It's a free-to-play shooter centered around a Battle Royale mode! It costs nothing, and it's available on several gaming platforms! It's full of colorful loot!
In reality, "Apex Legends" is a very different game in the same genre as "Fortnite."
As the latest entry in the increasingly crowded Battle Royale genre, "Apex Legends" evolves the formula in a variety of brilliant twists. Allow me to count the ways:
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