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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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! 

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Apex Legends pro Snip3down’s best tips for controller looting & moving

Published: 29/Nov/2020 20:33 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 23:50

by Julian Young


The Apex Legends community constantly disagrees on which input device is king: mouse-and-keyboard or controller. While both have their benefits and downfalls, pro Apex player ‘TSM Snip3down’ has shared three ways that controller players can compete with mouse-and-keyboard users by moving while they loot.

The controller versus M&KB debate has raged on in the Apex Legends community since the game’s release. With many controller players seeing great success on Twitch and in the competitive scene, the arguments over the fairness of using controllers on PC have not slowed down.

Both options offer players distinct advantages and also suffer from unique limitations. One issue for controller players is they are largely unable to move while looting, which is something mouse-and-keyboard users can do with ease.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Snip3down — a Halo veteran and one of the top controller players in the pro Apex scene — offered some advice for controller users to help avoid this limitation. Here are three ways that controller players can maintain their movement when looting death boxes.

Apex Legends ALGS
Electronic Arts
Snip3down joined TSM’s competitive Apex team in October 2020 and has been competing for them in the ALGS.

Foot pedal method

The first method mentioned by Snip3down in his video is the use of foot pedals. This piece of hardware is an additional tool players can use to assign various actions to another device outside of their controller or keyboard.

In Snipe3down’s case, his pedals are configured to allow extra movement options while looting. He has mapped the left pedal to the ‘A’ key, and the right pedal to the ‘D’ key on his keyboard, allowing him to move back-and-forth with his pedals while looting with his controller.

While this is Snip3down’s preferred method, he recognizes that not all players want to invest in extra hardware like foot pedals. To address this, he also provides two alternative methods that controller players can use to move and loot.

‘Open-while-moving’ method

The second option Snip3down lists for looting and moving involves some precise timing on the part of the player. For this technique, one needs to hold whatever button they use to open death boxes, and when the action is almost complete, start sprinting forward.

When executed properly, this method keeps the death box open and allows the player to pick up items until they move out of range from the box. Snip3down demonstrates this by snagging a few items while he sprints forward before the death box closes.

While this combination of movement and button-pressing requires specific timing and practice, players do not need to buy and use additional hardware to accomplish their goal. Although it takes more effort to perfect, this method is more easily accessible for most players.

Apex Legends Controller Settings
Respawn Entertainment
Controller players can switch out some of the default button mapping to access additional movement options.

‘Crouch-when-looting’ method

The final technique Snip3down identifies in his video involves players remapping buttons on their controller.  While Snip3down clarifies that he does not use this method himself, he knows of other players that utilize it effectively.

If players are comfortable with changing their controller settings, they can swap the button used to melee with the button they use to crouch. Changing the button mapping in this way will allow players to crouch while looting death boxes.

Controller players on PC who feel they are at a disadvantage when it comes to looting can use any of these methods to level the playing field. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for more Apex Legends tips, tricks, and news.