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Apex Legends Warriors event includes upgrades for PS5 and Xbox Series X and S

Apex Legends Warriors event includes upgrades for PS5 and Xbox Series X and S

Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that Apex Legends upgrades for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles will launch tomorrow with the new Warriors collection event. So far, the Battle Royale shooter has shared versions between console generations. But when the update is released — usually around 1 p.m. ET — console gamers will finally be able to join those on PC with support for native 4K rendering (except on Series S), HDR, better graphics cards, and more. shadow and a greater level of detail distances.

All console versions are still limited to 60Hz, with 120Hz gameplay listed as an upcoming upgrade (however, once the PS5 supports 120Hz output, it will be able to force it even on consoles). games that don’t have built-in support if you want to try). When I spoke to the developers before the launch of the current season, Defiance, they said we would see new next-gen features roll out throughout the year with new seasons. Other features confirmed in the works are the adaptive trigger and haptic support for the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller.

The other area where the systems differ is how players will get their upgraded builds. On Xbox Series X and Series S, the Smart delivery technology used by Microsoft means that your console should automatically download the correct version without any intervention once launched. On PlayStation, it’s a bit more complicated. If the game is already installed on a PS5, you’ll find the title in your Game Hub, select Options instead of Play Game, then tell it to download the PS5 version. If you haven’t installed it but have played it before, just find the game in your library and make sure to choose the PS5 version when prompted.

Across all consoles and PC, the second half of Season Twelve includes plenty of fixes to stop things like pirates activating dual wield weapons and various issues that could be used to farm weapons with a charge mechanic like the Rampage LMG or the Sentinel sniper. There is also, of course, a new assortment of cosmetic upgrades for purchase and a new heirloom that players can acquire to use with the Crypto character.

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The new control map for Apex Legends includes this location inside Caustic's lab.

The new control map for Apex Legends includes this location inside Caustic’s lab.
Image: Respawn Entertainment

The Warriors event will also bring back the limited-time Control mode for another two weeks, with some improvements and a new map. It was well received by players last time around, but it’s not yet clear if we can expect it to become a regular part of the game or if we’ll see even more ways to play that stray from the game. standard battle royale setup. .

One thing that wasn’t mentioned at all in the update is last week’s massive content leak that revealed new characters, skins, weapons, and emotes the developers are working on. The scope of the leaks claimed to span the next two years for the game, but based on the changes we’ve seen, I think there could be more. Apex Legends surprises that have not yet been discovered.