The native versions of Apex Legends for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series 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 brings next-gen versions of Apex Legends to PS5 and XSX!
PlayStation players: Check out the information below to learn how to update your game 👇
Xbox players: No action required. Apex is updated via Smart Delivery.
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) March 29, 2022
The developers also outlined a number of future updates, including 120Hz gameplay, adaptive triggers and haptic feedback on PS5, as well as other general visual and audio improvements across both consoles.
While the new version of Apex Legends will automatically arrive on Xbox Series X and S via Smart Delivery, PS5 users still have a few steps to take.
By navigating to Apex Legends on the console dashboard, users need to 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 the PS4 version of Apex Legends and delete it from the console.
The patch also fixes dozens of minor issues across all platforms, with full notes available on the game’s website.
The next-gen versions of Apex Legends will apparently see plenty of use, as a recent leak revealed what appeared to be years of content for the game, including nine new heroes and more.
In our 9/10 review, IGN said, “Apex Legends’ blend of exciting characters, excellent gunplay, and unrivaled FPS movement delivers fresh thrills throughout.”
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https://www.ign.com/articles/apex-legends-native-ps5-and-xbox-series-x-versions-today Apex Legends is finally getting native PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions today