Apex Legends is monetised in a number of ways, for starters, a seasonal "Battle Pass" is going to be available for dedicated players who want additional rewards. According to McCoy, it seems as though the team was experimenting with battle royale but decided to make it a full-fledged game rather then a mode tacked on to another game.
After leaking over the weekend, last night Respawn and EA officially launched Apex Legends.
Here's a bunch of things that might be helpful to know about Apex Legends, sorted into an easy to digest list before you dive into this unexpected Titanfall spin-off and would-be heir to the battle royale market. Respawn has also stated that first season for Apex Legends will begin in March.
"Apex Packs are packs of cosmetic items or crafting currency available in Apex Legends".
"Our desire is to be completely open and transparent with our player base, and part of that expands to how we talk about problems, and we understand this game is gonna have a sceptical audience", McCoy said to Eurogamer's Emma Kent.
The game features eight characters, called Legends, at launch.
One key difference is that the introduction of characters at the beginning of the match where you get to select a particular role for each member of the squad.
Since then, the battle royale community has been talking about the genre's newest title all the way up and through its announcement stream, which included this cinematic reveal trailer.