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How to download Apex Legends on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Published: 26/Mar/2019 13:16 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 14:01

by Connor Bennett


Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends has well and truly taken the gaming world by storm since its launch, but if you’re still yet to try it out, we’ve got everything you need to know about getting your hands on the popular game. 

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Over 50 million players, across PC, Xbox and PlayStation 4 have taken part in at least one game of Apex Legends since the game’s release on February 4.

However, if you’re still in the minority of gamers who haven’t yet downloaded the free-to-play title and drop into Kings Canyon, here’s what you need to know.


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Respawn EntertainmentA whole host of Legends are waiting for you in Kings Canyon.

How to download Apex Legends on PC

Apex Legends is only available on PC through EA’s own Origin platform – similar to Steam. Like with any platform, it’s very easy to create an account. Simply click the white box that reads ‘register’ to the bottom left-hand side of the Origin page.

After filling in the necessary boxes and confirming that you are a real person behind the account, you’ll be taken back to Origin. There, you can return to the Apex Legends page and click the orange box that says ‘Get the Game’ at the top of the page.

Once that has been clicked, the game will begin downloading, so long as you have the required 22GB available, and you can kick back and wait for the download to complete. The time this takes will obviously vary based on your internet speed, but once that’s finished, the game will start up and drop you into the main loading screen.


From there, you can enter the initial tutorial that will show you the basics around Kings Canyon. Once that’s done, hop into a game against other players.

Screengrab from OriginThe ‘Get this Game’ button is hard to miss on Origin.
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How to download on Xbox One or PlayStation 4

Getting the game on either PlayStation or Xbox One is slightly easier than needing an Origin account. As long as you’re a paid-up member of Xbox Live or PlayStation plus, you can access the game.

All you have to do is head to your respective console’s marketplace and locate Apex Legends. The popularity of the game has made this slightly easier to find right now, compared to the day of release – as the game now takes pride of place on both stores. 


Head to the Apex Legends page, hit download and wait for the game to install. The current space needed to download on PS4 is 23.09GB, with Xbox version coming in at a slightly lower size – 22GB.   

Respawn EntertainmentThere are a number of different ways to traverse the Apex Legends arena.
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What specs are needed on PC?

This game might be free-to-play, but you’ll need a pretty slick set-up to be able to run the game at the recommended level. Of course, the game can always be run in lower settings but you’ll be at a disadvantage when coming up against other players. 

Below are the minimum and recommended PC specs that EA has laid out for Apex Legends. 


Minimum PC specs:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 4350 or Equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i3 6300 or Equivalent
  • Memory: 6GB – DDR3 @1333 RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7730
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GT 640
  • DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

Recommended PC specs: 

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor (AMD): Ryzen 5 CPU or Equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i5 3570K or Equivalent
  • Memory: 8GB – DDR3 @1333 RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ R9 290
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970
  • DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: Broadband Connection

Respawn EntertainmentYou’ll need a PC that can meet the high demands of running Apex Legends.
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Taking the time to download and get to grips with Apex Legends has to be worth it, considering the huge player base that has already done so.

So, what are you waiting for? Get downloading and work towards that first victory!