Apex Legends to Get Free, Paid Battle Pass, and Recruit Mode

Posted February 20, 2019

It was obvious Apex Legends was a hit from the first instant but now there's further proof of its blockbuster status: it's been inundated with cheaters and dataminers are scouring every update for hints at future content. The game's Steam page has seen a 4000% increase in page views.

With 25 million-plus players and counting, it's inevitable that a fair few cheaters would start to worm their way into the game's player base.

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In an update on the Apex Legends subreddit, the developer noted that over 16,000 cheaters have already been banned from the game.

Apex Legends! The battle royale du jour to some people, but a sign of what the genre is capable of being to many others. But it's also a reminder that a lot of free-to-play games, when treated in a certain way, absolutely aren't free, at all.

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Apex Legends has continued to receive strong post-launch support from Respawn Entertainment. That could put a very different spin on Apex Legends, as successful teams get bigger and bigger, with the last squad alive winning. Another leak claims that there will be a new recruit mode in Apex Legends, where three teams of up to 20 players each will be up against each other. It also fixes a bug where players who are revived would sometimes move slower than usual. Twitter account Apex Legends News & Leaks has uncovered evidence of two new characters - one named Octane, who has some sort of stim pack ability, and Wattson, who can deploy a "Tesla Trap".

One of Respawn's main focuses is to fix bugs and combat issues that are causing game crashes.

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