- Apex Legends is getting a 120 FPS update on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S in its upcoming Breakout season, bringing it up to speed with competitors like Call of Duty and Fortnite.
- The new update will include the Thunderdome map, which pays homage to the game’s original launch map, King’s Canyon.
- The game’s fifth anniversary will also introduce a new Legends Upgrade system and changes to the armor system, keeping the gameplay fresh for players.
Apex Legends is receiving a 120 FPS update on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S as part of its upcoming new season named Breakout. EA’s ever-popular battle royale FPS Apex Legends has been out for five years now and has seen an array of new Legends join the roster, as well as a helping of new maps and modes over its 19 seasons.
About to enter its 20th season, Apex Legends will have some changes in store for its fifth anniversary. Although the Breakout update won’t come with a new playable Legend, there is still plenty for Apex fans to look forward to, namely, the new Mixtape map named Thunderdome. This new playground pays homage to Apex Legends‘ very first launch map, King’s Canyon, as it features a similar type of rocky terrain.
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One of the more exciting features coming to Apex Legends players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles is the game’s new 120 FPS mode. The higher frame rate will come as part of Apex‘s Breakout update on February 13 and will undoubtedly provide players with a smoother experience in Apex‘s fast-paced game modes. This 120 FPS boost finally brings Apex up to par with some of its competitors like Call of Duty, Halo Infinite, and Fortnite, which have already been boasting higher frame rates on current-gen consoles for a number of years.
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Whether this 120 FPS update will bring more players to Apex remains to be seen. There are likely some competitive FPS console players who may have held out on EA’s battle royale shooter for such a mode to be added; perhaps the arrival of 120 FPS will see a slight bump in player numbers. 120 FPS will prove especially helpful in the Mixtape modes, as the smaller maps are usually home to non-stop fast-paced action.
The core playerbase can expect even more changes to keep things fresh on the battlefield in Season 20. A new Legends Upgrade system allows Apex Legends‘ battle royale players to select specific upgrades with earned EVO over the course of a match. Additionally, body shields are no longer a lootable item found in the world and instead will upgrade their capacity as players level up each drop.
Now that Apex Legends has surpassed its five-year anniversary, it’ll be interesting to see how the game continues evolving. There will likely be more maps, modes, and Legends added over the next several years and seasons. For now, though, players can celebrate with the new Thunderdome map, reworked armor system, 120 FPS mode, and more coming to Apex Legends on February 13.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game made by Respawn. In this shooter, players take up the mantle of a Legend — one of the playable characters — and form a squad with other players. The game is set in the same universe as the Titanfall series and the two franchises have had many crossovers.
- February 4, 2019
- Electronic Arts