The native PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series versions of Apex Legends are now available.
As part of the Warriors Collection event, developers Respawn Entertainment and Panic Button temporarily brought back Control mode, added an arena map, released limited-time items, and quietly launched the next-gen versions.
Apex Legends runs in native 4K resolution on the new consoles, with 60hz gameplay and full HDR. Next-gen players will also have improved draw distances and more detailed models.
The Warriors Collection Event will bring next-gen versions of Apex Legends to PS5 and XSX!
PlayStation players: check out the info below to learn how to update your game 👇
Xbox players: no action is needed. Apex will update via Smart Delivery.
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) March 29, 2022
The developers also outlined a number of updates coming in the future, including 120hz gameplay, adaptive triggers and haptic feedback on PS5, and other general visual and audio improvements across both consoles.
While the new version of Apex Legends arrives automatically through Smart Delivery on Xbox Series X and S, PS5 users need to take a few more steps.
By navigating to Apex Legends on the console dashboard, users must press the “Options” button and, under “Select Version”, choose to download the PS5 version. Once the download is complete, before opening the new software, navigate to and delete the PS4 version of Apex Legends from the console.
The patch also fixes dozens of minor issues across all platforms, with the full notes available to view on the game’s website.
The next-gen versions of Apex Legends will seemingly get a lot of use, as a recent leak seemingly revealed years of content for the game including nine new heroes and much more.
In our 9/10 review, IGN said: “Apex Legends’ mix of exciting characters, excellent gunplay, and unmatched FPS movement keep it a consistently fresh thrill.”
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