Apex Legends: Pros and cons from EA's new free-to-play battle royale
Respawn Entertainment's new free-to-play battle royale, Apex Legends, dropped earlier this week without any marketing whatsoever. Respawn later confirmed in an interview that the reason they did this was that they knew about how gamers felt about EA as well as how they would react to the game having lootboxes.
The strategy seems to have worked for Apex Legends and Respawn studio head Vince Zampella confirmed on Twitter that the game had already had 1 million unique users in the first 8 hours after launch.
If you aren't familiar with Respawn Entertainment, they are actually the team behind some of the original Call of Duty's at Infinity Ward before Zampella and Jason West were fired by Activision. They then formed Respawn Entertainment along with a number of their former employees and are the team behind the underrated Titanfall series. The studio was bought by EA after the release of Titanfall 2.
Back to Apex Legends, the game is actually really good and the microtransactions are only cosmetic. Despite being a little pricey we can let that go since it's a free-to-play game. Everything can also be unlocked just by playing the game including the two Legends who are locked at the beginning.
Now let's take a look at the Pros and Cons from the game to see if it's for you or if you should let it pass.
No Solo mode
This might be a detriment to some so I had to put it here, although I personally see it as a good thing that this game doesn't have a solo queue (more on this in the Pros section).
It costs almost 20 Dollars to unlock a new Legendary new skin. Despite the game being free, we'll still add this to Cons sections because that's just too much.