Respawn Entertainment has revealed that a new gun is on the way to its popular battle royale title, Apex Legends. The announcement was short and sweet, with a video of the rifle in question being posted to the official Apex Legends Twitter account. The video has a glitching effect going on, so it’s difficult to get a good look at it, but it seems like the weapon can be fired like an automatic rifle and will have an alternate fire that lets the player charge a shot. Take a look for yourself below.
Respawn hasn’t said exactly when the new weapon will be added to Apex Legends, only that it’ll be available tomorrow (February 20). Of course, we’ll be at hand to let you know when it’s available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. We’ll also take it for a bit of a test run and bring you some video of it in action. Depending on how it performs, we may even add it to our list of best Apex Legends guns.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play title that launched on February 4 and has since become incredibly popular. Respawn has revealed that the game hit 25 million players in the first week of availability and had “well over” 2 million peak concurrent players at one point. The game is set in the Titanfall universe, and although it doesn’t have the iconic giant mechs or the ability to parkour around environments, it retains Titanfall’s frenetic, satisfying gameplay style.
Apex Legends also takes a page out of Overwatch’s book and features a diverse cast of characters that each have unique abilities. This is what gives Respawn’s take on the battle royale genre its own unique flavor.
In GameSpot’s Apex Legends review, critic Phil Hornshaw awarded the game 9/10. “Apex Legends is a mix of smart shooter ideas that makes for a competitive, team-based game that gets at all the best parts of battle royale while addressing a lot of the weaknesses,” he said. “Respawn’s intense focus on team play makes Apex more than just a worthy addition to the genre; it’s an indicator of where battle royale should go in the future.”