Showing posts with label Titanfall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Titanfall. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Apex Legends Comes to Mobile

Electronic Arts wants to bring free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends to Chinese market and mobile devices.

In last few years, Battle Royale genre of games were already dominated by Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, February 2019 saw the arrival of Apex Legends that instantly become everyone's new favorite shooter title.

After conquering major gaming platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts now wants to bring this free-to-play shooter title for players on mobile devices.

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Apex Legends Comes to Mobile

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During their recent quarterly earnings call, EA has revealed that since the game has been a very successful project so far, they intend to and currently negotiating terms to bring Apex Legends to China and on mobile in future.

Although there is not much detail to look at, it appears that the game would likely to debut on Android and iOS devices. In order to tap into a huge audience in world of mobile gaming, they wish to explore the Chinese markets at the same time.

RELATED: Apex Legends Rumored to Include Titans

Given how Battle Royale and free-to-play games becomes popular in past over a very short time, it was about time that Electronic Arts take steps toward mobile gaming territory just like Epic Games did with Fortnite Battle Royale.

Mobile gaming and Chinese market has been a lucrative aspect for video game developers and publishers these days. So, it is safe to say that Titanfall series spin-off is currently heading towards a direction for a better future up ahead.

RELATED: Apex Legends Bans 700,000 Cheaters

The game is currently suffering from a huge decrease in player count due to developers taking a strict position against cheating and banned nearly a million players and not adding much content through Season 1 Battle Pass.

Respawn has been quiet for some time regarding updates for Apex Legends but publisher EA plans on to tackle this problem by adding more engaging content in Season 2, which will be revealed at EA Play event in June.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Apex Legends Bans 700,000 Cheaters

In a never-ending battle with cheaters, Respawn has banned over 700,000 players on Apex Legends so far.

Set within the fictional universe of Titanfall series, free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends by developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts became an instant hit upon launch and managed to amass 50 million players in a month.

However, one thing the game has been suffering from other than issues like constantly losing its player count is cheaters and Respawn is actively playing a vigilant role with EA to prevent them from ruining experience for others.

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Apex Legends Bans 700,000 Cheaters

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When Apex was initially launched, developers had to ban 16,000 cheaters right off the bat and that number has been increasing. Attempts to create over 300,000 new accounts have been thwarted and more than 4,000 cheat seller accounts are banned.

Above mentioned figures are just from past 20 days on PC platform and Respawn has blocked 770,000 players since release. Of course, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are not completely above cheating but those are much easier to keep an eye on.

RELATED: Apex Legends Crosses 50 Million Players

After deploying a reporting tool in Season One update, detecting issues regarding aim-assists, speed boosts, x-ray vision and other performance-enhancing mods selling became easier and more than half a million players got booted for such illicit activity.

Cheating in competitive multiplayer games is a constant problem and developers have teamed up with security and fraud unit of Electronic Arts in order to continue crusade of delivering a clean and healthy environment for players to enjoy the experience.

RELATED: Apex Legends Rumored to Include Titans

Although developer team has refused to share how they are fighting the battle but they are attacking cheaters and its sellers from any and every possible angle they can with every resources and tools they can get their hands on.

Despite losing much of early momentum, Apex Legends has still great potential for eSports but much of that possibility is threatened by cheating and CEO of Respawn, Vince Zampella intends to release more seasonal updates to retain players while they continue this fight.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Apex Legends Rumored to Include Titans

Respawn Entertainment is rumored to add giant robot Titans to their sensational battle royale shooter Apex Legends.

Ever since developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts came up with free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One based on their renowned Titanfall series, it has taken over the genre.

Although we are not getting Titanfall 3 anytime soon, Respawn is rumored to add iconic mech-styled Titans from the series to this latest Battle Royale spin-off title that has already topped 50 million player counts within a month of release.

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Apex Legends Rumored to Include Titans

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Even before the game arrived for all, people were hoping to see those hulking machines rampaging throughout the battlegrounds but no one really was quite sure how they would fit into the gameplay mechanics of the title.

Set in Titanfall universe after the events of Titanfall 2, the last-man-standing shooter takes place on a lawless sector of victorious militia force Frontier called the Outlands. So, those 20-feet tall machines can start stomping around the landscape of Apex anytime now.

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Below is the video with information that has been causing all the stirring about Titans into Apex Legends battle royale lately.




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The clip is taken from an early and unreleased build of Apex that features voice lines uttered by a Pathfinder that includes mention of Infected, Reapers, Spectres and Stalkers other than Titans, all belonging to the same fictional universe.

All three of Reapers, Spectres and Stalkers are known ground enemy types from previous games of the franchise. "Infected Coming In" line probably refers to players infecting other rivals to join their side much like Halo's "Infected" mode.

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Reapers of Titanfall 2

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If these robots are included as all-new enemy classes, then we might very well be getting a PvPvE mode where aside from killing each other, players have to worry about and stay alert from being ambushed by these dreaded enemies as well.

On its second month from global launch, Apex Legends has already managed to gather a massive community of players who are eagerly waiting for their first major content update and we sincerely hope that Respawn will make it worth for everyone.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Apex Legends Crosses 50 Million Players

With only four weeks after release, free-to-play Battle Royale game Apex Legends has gained 50 million players.

Launching out of nowhere on February 4, 2019, free-to-play Battle Royale game Apex Legends from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts hit the video gaming industry like a wrecking ball and owned it.

The game has been passing one after another milestone ever since it is released and just within four weeks after it initially came out, Respawn's Titanfall series spin-off has successfully managed to hit a whooping 50 million overall player count.

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Apex Legends Crosses 50 Million Players

RELATED: Apex Legends Revealed and Out Now

When the game went live, a staggering one million players joined to compete against each other in first eight hours, which grew into an impressive 2.5 million count over PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide by the end of that day.

Soon, people from all over the world took notice of its presence and quickly start comparing it to the closest market competitor, Fortnite Battle Royale, which is another Battle Royale game that has seen a booming growth in a very short time.

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Fortnite took an entire 16 weeks to amass 45 million players but back then, that number was pretty remarkable. After its launch in September 2017, the game picked up 125 million players and accomplished 200 million participants so far.

However, Apex has gathered more than what Epic Games' last-man-standing shooter did in a couple of months but at an incredibly faster rate by reaching 50 million players mark in 28 just days, thus putting other titans of the industry in shame.

RELATED: Apex Legends Free Loot on Twitch Prime

Fortnite originally launched with a co-op survival game mode titled Save the World but failed to gain traction from players until they came up with free-to-play Battle Royale component. Aside from a massive player base, it garnered cultural relevance and huge popularity.

Although both Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds are still ruling champions when it comes to Battle Royale genre, Apex Legends surely is a new champion on the rising and probably the competition that can possibly overthrow the reigning supreme.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Apex Legends Free Loot on Twitch Prime

Players to get free Apex Packs and exclusive Pathfinder skin on Apex Legends with their Twitch Prime membership.

Newly introduced free-to-play battle royale title Apex Legends from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts is not only beating others game from the genre on their own turf but also dominating Twitch streams.

Since it is currently one of the most-watched games on Amazon's popular Prime subscription service, Respawn has made a deal with the esteemed streaming platform to offer some giveaway and loots for dedicated fans for mutual promotion.

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Apex Legends Free Loot on Twitch Prime

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Players would require an active Twitch Prime subscription to claim an exclusive legendary skin for playable character Pathfinder called "'Omega Point". Also, there are five different Apex Packs full of cosmetic items that would otherwise require in-game currency or real-world money.

Just log into your Twitch and click on the crown icon left to notifications where you will see an option for the mentioned loot. Then you have to link an Origin, PSN or Xbox Live account to the site for getting those loots that will show up to your game when you launch it next time.

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Make sure that you grab these free content pack giveaways in between February 19 to April 18 using your Twitch Prime membership while you can. EA and Respawn would most probably continue such ventures more frequently for the game given its massive success.

Apex Legends has totally taken over the popular streaming platform with a strong viewership and thrown off former king of the hill, Fortnite by the storm. Previously, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Overwatch and PUBG has partnered up with Twitch Prime for similar sponsorship program.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Apex Legends Revealed and Out Now

Choose your Legend and experience a fight for survival in new battle royale of Apex Legends from Respawn Entertainment launching today.

A few days ago YouTube channel TheQuartering picked the news of a brand-new Battle Royale game allegedly titled Apex Legends and set in the Titanfall universe from developer Respawn Entertainment is about to launch soon on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Many other news outlets who initially missed that later confirmed the news after eSports journalist Rod Breslau and Jason Schreier of Kotaku. Respawn has finally revealed and launched the game as a free-to-play title available from now on.

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Apex Legends Revealed and Out Now

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Below is the official launch trailer of Apex Legends that gives a brief cinematic introduction of the game for players.




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Like every other games from the same genre, it takes you to Apex Arena as one of the Legends against other competitors, who are all matched evenly in terms of abilities, firepower, speed and strength. Pick the one that suits your playstyle the most and good for your squad.

Even if you get a rocky start, you would eventually pick the one that is best fitted for you and always stay sharp so that your opponents don't get the drop on you. When in a three player squad, working together will keep you safe and lead to victory.

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Just combining abilities of your teammates can give you an advantage over the enemy and save your own skin. Trying to go solo may come as a costly experience at times when you are stuck in the midst of rival teams with no way to escape.

Smart Comms are a great in-game system to keep in touch with your peers and pass critical information on the go. Even without plugging a microphone, players can ping useful items and locations on each other's screen during a match.

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As part of micro-transactions, the game features tons of cosmetic items to customize your character. Members of either EA Access or Origin Access can show off their exclusive swag by linking your account to your subscription.

By connecting your EA account before June 30, 2019, you can get your hands on 1000 Apex Coins that are worth $9.99 in total. Also pick up exclusive Flatline Epic Weapon Skin along with a special Banner Badge for your chosen Legend.

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Take a look at the gameplay trailer of the newest Battle Royale in town that has the developer studio invested a lot of effort to.




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Whereas players were looking forward to Titanfall 3 from first-person shooter game series Titanfall by Respawn, they get a Battle Royale game and with that, it is easily presumable that second sequel is not coming out anytime soon.

Despite being set in the universe of Titanfall, there will not be any Titans to hop on, so expect no wall running and no slide hopping. However, Apex Legends will take place right after the events in Titanfall 2 if you are wondering.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Titanfall Battle Royale Apex Legends is Releasing Soon

According to reports, a free-to-play Titanfall Battle Royale game titled Apex Legends is coming very soon from Respawn Entertainment.

Though involvement of Electronic Arts as a publisher can ruin pretty much everything, first-person shooter game series Titanfall from developer Respawn Entertainment did quite well and even saw release of a sequel that met with mostly positive reviews.

Apparently, the developers were busy working on a Battle Royale game set in the Titanfall universe for some time and they were about to announce it on Monday, same day when they also planned to launch the title before the news got leaked.

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Titanfall Battle Royale is Releasing Soon

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Allegedly titled "Apex Legends", the game is a spin-off set in the universe of the beloved franchise will debut for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as a free-to-play hero shooter that pits a maximum of 60 players per server, going against each other in 3 players' squad.

Before any confirmation comes from the company, many news outlets have picked the news after YouTube channel TheQuartering has covered the news only for eSports journalist Rod Breslau and Jason Schreier of Kotaku eventually confirming it.

RELATED: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Comes to PS4

No Titans will be featured in gameplay and heroes will have unique abilities based on their classes. It got leaked after they invited a group of top streamers and eSports professionals to test play and they couldn't hold their excitement any longer.

There was supposed to be an initial heads-up on Saturday before they made an official announcement on Monday, which will also be available to play on the same day. Popular video game streamers like Dr DisRespect and Shroud are named to provide sources for this scoop.

RELATED: Battlefield V Battle Royale "Firestorm" Coming in 2019

The original title from 2014 was loved by the critics and fans alike, leading to Titanfall 2 in 2016 that has also received critical acclaim. Despite many having anticipated a third installment from the series, we are getting a Battle Royale title for now instead.

Apex Legends plans to feature micro-transactions of loot boxes for cosmetic items and this new shooter will run on a modified version of Valve's Source engine. They are taking a very much similar approach like popular hero shooter Overwatch.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Electronic Arts Acquires Respawn Entertainment

Video game publisher Electronic Arts plans to acquire Titanfall series developer Respawn Entertainment.

Independent video game development studio Respawn Entertainment is known for their proficiency in making excellent games and is widely known for creating first-person shooter games like Titanfall, Titanfall 2 and Titanfall: Assault.

Apparently, big-name industry publisher company Electronic Arts also thinks the same. So, this Thursday, EA has officially announced that they have bought development studio Respawn to make kick-ass games for them from now on.

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Electronic Arts Acquires Respawn Entertainment

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According to recent press release, EA has spent about $151 million cash, another $164 million in long-term stocks and a variable earnout of about $140 million to Respawn for finalizing this deal, which could hit up to a total of $455 million.

Respawn is already working on a new Titanfall game, a virtual reality first-person combat experience project to release on 2019 for Oculus Rift and then there is an unnamed third-person action adventure EA game set within Star Wars universe.

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Here's what Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment has to say about this deal on a Blog post.

"While it wasn’t necessary, going with EA made a lot of sense. With Titanfall and Star Wars, EA has been a great development partner that supports us and doesn’t interfere with our process for making games or studio culture."

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For years, both EA and Respawn has been in a good business relationship and since the latter is more than capable of making big-bucks for them by producing great new games, they thought it would be wise to take the studio under their wings.

Studio founder Vince Zampella and Jason West were both former Activision employees, who were responsible for creation of iconic Call of Duty shooter franchise during their stint as executives at developer Infinity Ward.

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Back in 2010, Activision fired both West and Zampella after filing a lawsuit alleging that they were working to establish a new studio with Electronic Arts. It all came to settlement among these companies but West left while Zampella remained as CEO.

When Respawn is initially founded, EA has published their multiplayer shooter game Titanfall and it managed to blow everyone's mind. Then they eventually became more experienced and got craftier with its inevitable sequel; Titanfall 2.

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Only good news from this deal that is worth being joyful over is that, all current projects in development at Respawn will be continued uninterruptedly as it was going even after EA's takeover, since they recently shut down Visceral Games.

Most of time during a company takeover usually results in uncertain fate for current games on progress and job cuts for employees. Moreover, Respawn will now have access to EA's knowledge, resources, support and more creative control over their projects.