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The next Apex Legends character might launch during season 1

The next Apex Legends character might launch during season 1

It was only a few days ago that Apex Legends season 1 kicked off and Octane joined the roster of playable characters. Octane was the first post-release Legend to be added to the game, and though Respawn hasn't really given a timeline for additional Legends, we're learning today that the next one might be right around the corner.

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Apex Legends season 1 patch notes detail Octane, Legend hitbox changes

Apex Legends season 1 patch notes detail Octane, Legend hitbox changes

Season 1 has officially arrived in Apex Legends, and alongside it is a rather hefty patch. Not only does this patch add the season 1 Battle Pass to the game, but it also adds the new Octane Legend. Though a new playable Legend is always going to be one of the biggest parts - if not the biggest part - of an Apex Legends patch, there's plenty more to dig into.

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Apex Legends season 1 Wild Frontier Battle Pass detailed

Apex Legends season 1 Wild Frontier Battle Pass detailed

The first season of Apex Legends kicks off tomorrow, and with it, the first Battle Pass for the game will go live. The Battle Pass for Apex Legends seem to work similarly to the ones in Fortnite - it costs 950 Apex Coins ($9.50), and allows players to unlock cosmetics and other items by playing the game. Electronic Arts and Respawn gave us an in-depth explanation of how the Battle Pass will work, so let's dive in.

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Apex Legends season 1 start date announced, Octane release confirmed

Apex Legends season 1 start date announced, Octane release confirmed

Ask any Apex Legends fan and they'll tell you that the wait for season 1 has been a frustrating one. From the very first day of the month, players have been speculating about a potential season 1 kick-off date, and all the while, Respawn has kept its lips mostly sealed. That all changed today, as Respawn and EA officially unveiled the start date for the first season of Apex Legends.

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Battlefield 5 Firestorm battle royale release date revealed – but is it too late?

Battlefield 5 Firestorm battle royale release date revealed – but is it too late?

After months of waiting, Battlefield 5's battle royale mode, Firestorm, is nearly ready for prime time. DICE and EA have revealed when the new mode will launch, and it's right around the corner. It was a bit surprising to hear that Firestorm wouldn't be launching alongside Battlefield 5, so here's hoping the wait pays off.

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EA joins Sony in dropping its E3 press conference for 2019

EA joins Sony in dropping its E3 press conference for 2019

Late last year, Sony surprised everyone by announcing that it wouldn't be hosting a press conference at E3 2019. Usually, the three major platform holders - Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony - hold some kind of presentation before the show, and they're typically joined by some of the industry's larger publishers. It looks like E3 will be fairly sparse this year, as Electronic Arts has announced that it'll be skipping its E3 press conference as well.

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Apex Legends character balance changes detailed as weapon tweaks ship

Apex Legends character balance changes detailed as weapon tweaks ship

Most people who have been playing Apex Legends since launch will tell you that there are two weapons in particular that are very strong: the Wingman and the Peacekeeper. While both weapons are powerful without any attachments, the Skullpiercer hop-up for the Wingman and the Shotgun Bolt attachment for the Peacekeeper turn both weapons into powerhouses. It should be little surprise, then, that the latest Apex Legends patch hands out slight nerfs for both of them.

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Anthem’s nasty crashing bug has caught EA’s attention

Anthem’s nasty crashing bug has caught EA’s attention

It seems that Anthem players are falling victim to a particularly nasty bug, as the game is reportedly crashing consoles. Reports of this crashing problem have been popping up over the last few days as more and more people experience it. Though BioWare and Electronic Arts don't know what's causing this issue yet, they're attempting to find out, and they're enlisting the help of Anthem players.

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Apex Legends hits 50 million players as it turns one month old

Apex Legends hits 50 million players as it turns one month old

It's been one month to the day since Apex Legends had a surprise launch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and what a month it's been. Out of the gate, Apex Legends was a popular game, hitting one million players on launch day and 10 million players in its first three days. Within a week that number hit 25 million, and now we're learning that Apex Legends' player base is 50 million strong one month after launch.

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Apex Legends made battle royale fun again (but it still needs Titans)

Apex Legends made battle royale fun again (but it still needs Titans)

If you've spent the last year or so suffering from battle royale fatigue, you definitely aren't alone. It seems that everyone is trying to get a room in the house PUBG and Fortnite built, which has lead to a ceaseless stream of new battle royale titles. It doesn't matter if developers are reworking existing titles to include battle royale or they're making battle royale games from the ground up - everyone wants in and they want in as fast as possible.

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Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order set for April reveal

Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order set for April reveal

If your ears perked up when you heard that Respawn Entertainment is working on a new Star Wars game, you definitely weren't alone. Though the developer doesn't have a ton of finished titles in its portfolio, the games that it has shipped - which amounts to two Titanfall games and the recently-launched Apex Legends - have all been pretty darn good. Expectations are pretty high for Respawn's spin on the Star Wars universe, and today we're learning when we'll finally get to see the game in action.

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Apex Legends Twitch Prime loot available now: Here’s how to get it

Apex Legends Twitch Prime loot available now: Here’s how to get it

Well that didn't take long at all: hot on the heels of Apex Legends' successful launch, Electronic Arts and Amazon have teamed up to offer some free loot for the game through Twitch Prime. Popular games - especially battle royale titles - are often at the center of these Twitch Prime giveaways, which typically hand out cosmetics or loot boxes to subscribers. For Apex Legends, that's no different, as you'll get one skin and a handful of loot boxes when you redeem the offer.

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