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Do you need PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold to play Apex Legends?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 14:50 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 14:58

by Matt Porter

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Apex Legends is a totally free-to-play game on consoles, PC, and soon Nintendo Switch – or is it? If you are on PlayStation or Xbox, you may be wondering if you need PS plus and XBL Gold to play online.

The fact that Apex Legends is free to download is one of the big reasons for its success, allowing it to rival games like Fortnite and Warzone, also free-to-play.

While PC players can just download the game and start playing, PS4 and Xbox One players are often confused as to whether they need PS Plus and Xbox Live subscriptions to play the game online with friends.

Lifeline in Apex LegendsApex Legends is free to download from Respawn Entertainment.

Do you need PlayStation Plus to play Apex Legends?

PS4 or PS5 players do not need a PS Plus membership to play Apex Legends online.

As well as being a free download, anyone who owns a PS4 or PS5 console and wants to dive into Apex Legends, simply requires a standard PlayStation account.

PS Plus apex legendsPlayStation players do not need PS plus to play Apex Legends.

Do you need Xbox Live Gold to play Apex Legends?

Unlike the PlayStation equivalent, Xbox One, Series S and X players do need to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription if they would like to play the game online with friends.

However, this is changing. On January 22, Microsoft confirmed that they were scrapping the Xbox Live Gold requirement to play free-to-play games.

Right now, you still need an active subscription, which costs $59.99 for a year. If you don’t want to commit, you can also get Xbox Live Gold for a period of three months instead.

However, Microsoft says they “are working hard to deliver this change as soon as possible in the coming months” that will remove the need to have Xbox Live Gold for free-to-play games.

We will update this article when the change is implemented.

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Apex Legends Chaos Theory event: Caustic Town Takeover, Leaks, heirloom

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:43

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends Season 8 event, Chaos Theory, is expected to release in March, and will launch alongside the release of Apex on Nintendo Switch. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including release date, leaks, rumors and even an heirloom to be expected.

When is Chaos Theory event in Apex Legends?

The event is expected to start on March 11, just a couple days after the Switch release for Apex Legends, on March 9. This will follow the conclusion of the Anniversary Collection event on March 3, after it was extended by a week.

Events typically last between two and three weeks, so expect a similar time frame for Chaos Theory.

Despite no official announcement yet, we know it will be called Chaos Theory after Target revealed it early on their Nintendo Switch Champion Edition listing.

Caustic Town Takeover

Respawn have been teasing the next Town Takeover, expected to be for Caustic, in-game. The first teaser dropped on February 23.

The Town Takeover will be at Water Treatment on Kings Canyon, but we will have to wait until Respawn do a full reveal to see what it looks like.

Caustic in Apex Legends
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Caustic is next up for a Town Takeover in Apex Legends

Bangalore Heirloom

Bangalore is the only original launch Legend who hasn’t received an heirloom yet, and all signs point to her being next up.

Numerous leaks from data miners have found what Bangalore’s heirloom will be, so you can check it out here if you don’t mind the spoiler.

The Anniversary Collection event provides the opportunity to get 150 heirloom shards, so if you’re a Bangalore main, you might want to hold on to those shards for a bit.

Bangalore in war paint in apex Legends
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Bangalore is the only original launch Legend without an heirloom – yet.

Chaos Theory event skins

We don’t yet have any images of the skins coming in the event, but data miners have narrowed down which Legends we can expect some new cosmetics for specifically.

Thanks to reliable leaker Biast12, the expected event skins are for the following characters:

Legendary:

  • Caustic
  • Crypto
  • Gibraltar
  • Loba
  • Rampart
  • Revenant
  • Wattson

Epic:

  • Octane
  • Caustic
  • Wattson

There are also files for numerous recolors for past event skins, but we’re not sure yet if these will be available during the Chaos Theory event, or separately.


That’s everything we know so far about the Chaos Theory event, though there are still a lot of details unknown. We’ll keep you updated on everything right here, and on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

For more Apex Legends Season 8 tips and tricks check out our guides below:
30-30 Repeater guide | All legend buffs and nerfs | All weapon buffs and nerfs | Fuse guide | What is in the Season 8 battle pass? | Season 8 Patch notes | How to open explosive holds | Spitfire guide | R99 guide | Mastiff guide | When is Apex for Switch out?