Apex Legends launches on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Apex Legends launches on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Electronic Arts has formally released the next-gen version of Apex Legends on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Apex Legends‘ latest patch brings a major upgrade to PS5 and Xbox Series X. The game is getting a native next-gen version on those platforms that will deliver 4K visuals outputted in HDR. Additional next-gen features like haptic feedback on PS5 and 120hz gameplay are planned in future updates.

Here is what you can expect from the next-gen version of the game:

Apex Legends Improvements on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

4K output          PS5 & Xbox Series X
Full 60hz gameplay          PS5 & Xbox Series X|S
HDR          PS5 & Xbox Series X|S
Higher resolution shadow maps          PS5 & Xbox Series X
Greater LOD distances           PS5 & Xbox Series X

Features coming in future updates

120hz gameplay          PS5 & Xbox Series X|S
Adaptive triggers          PS5
Haptic feedback          PS5
Visual Improvements          PS5 & Xbox Series X|S
Audio Improvements           PS5 & Xbox Series X|S

How to get the next-gen version

Want to play the next-gen version on PS5 and Xbox Series X?

Xbox Series X|S owners will have the best version of the game installed automatically thanks to the system’s Smart Delivery feature. PlayStation 5 owners will need to follow the instructions below.

PS5 owners who already have the game installed:

  1. Navigate to the Game Hub for Apex Legends on the PS5 dashboard.
  2. Press the “Options” button next to “Play Game” (represented by “…” inside the Game Hub).
  3. Press “Select Version” and choose the PS5 version to download the updated next-gen version.
  4. Once the download is complete, navigate to the Game Library to delete the PS4 version.

PS5 owners who do not currently have the game installed:

  1. Navigate to the “Your Collection” tab of the Game Library on the PS5 dashboard.
  2. Find Apex Legends in your list of games and select it.
  3. When prompted, choose the PS5 version to download the updated next-gen version.

Apex Legends is a free-to-play first-person shooter battle royale. It is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch.

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