In case you’re tired of all the issues in Warzone there’s already a viable alternative waiting for you – Apex Legends. Respawn’s battle royale just started a new season and it’s the best time to join. Here's some food for thought.
Call of Duty is in a weird spot lately. There’s the good old Warzone that we know and love and the freshly released Black Ops Cold War, so which one should you play? Well, if you’re looking for a battle royale the answer is simple – Warzone. Out of the two, Warzone is also the free option which will cost you no money.
While Warzone is definitely one of the best battle royale titles out there it certainly has its issues and there might be better options. But where would we find a free battle royale that offers quality, great gunplay, and customization? Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends might be the answer.
Apex Legends turned two years old last week and the game has a higher player count than ever. That’s for good reason, as each season keeps the title fresh by adding new playable characters (legends), new weapons, maps, and more. You could argue that Apex puts more focus on playing with a squad as there are no dedicated solos. While the two titles are quite different in their settings, they bear a lot of similarities. Here are some points that’ll make you think about switching to Apex!
Warzone vs Apex
It’s something similar but different
As we’ve already mentioned both titles are free, both offer great gunplay, and are aimed at team-based combat. If you’re looking for a battle royale and you can’t stand Fortnite then Warzone and Apex are a good choice. Much like Warzone, Apex Legends has a respawn system that allows you to bring even dead teammates back to life by bringing their tag to a beacon.
The weapon meta is in a better state
There are a couple of weapons in Warzone that are absolute bangers and played by everyone because they work at every range. In Apex, it’s quite different as almost every weapon is viable except for Mozambique that is. What I'm trying to say is, there isn't a jack of all trades master of all in Apex Legends. Furthermore, you can adapt your weapon choices on the go while in-game instead of waiting on your loadout. You start off naked so there's a bit of RNG at the start.
It actually has a dedicated ranked mode
We should've probably started with this one. If you like to fool around and have fun, that’s cool. For those players that want to give it all they got and do their best there’s a ranked mode in Apex Legends. Ironically, even after many requests by the community, Warzone is still lacking one in 2021. Shame.
You start from bronze and climb your way up to Apex Predator. As of the new season, only 750 players can be in the latter. You get points depending on your placement, the higher you end up, the more points you'll earn.
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Are there cheaters in Apex? Sure. Are they as many as in Warzone? We doubt it. Warzone is exploding with cheaters and Activision is currently working on enhancing their anti-cheat. Oh, they also banned 60,000 players in one day just a week ago. The average time to kill in Apex is a bit higher when compared to Warzone so your chances of surviving against a cheater are much higher.
Not a whole lot of bugs
Warzone has a thing for fixing one major bug and then giving you a few old or new ones back. Apex Legends also has its fair share of bugs but there are rarely any game-breaking ones. Respawn Entertainment are also quick to patch things up once it blows up on Reddit so there’s that.
More servers to choose from
In Warzone you’re stuck in a single server that’s chosen for you by the client. Apex doesn’t limit you so if you want to experience a whole new region, you’re free to do so.
Air dropping is way cooler
Dropping with a parachute is so current times. Why do that when you can just glide and land safely without any gear, in style. What? Yeah, Apex Legends doesn’t have fall damage, so that’s one less thing you have to worry about when shooting.
A lot of freedom in terms of movement
Since there’s no fall damage, movement in Apex is just off the charts. Numerous legends have some sort of a movement speed boost and some can jump quite high. This makes the gameplay very fast-paced. One downside here is that Apex has vehicles on only one of its maps.
Last but not least there’s the total size of the game. Warzone got notoriously big for a total of over 100GB. Not all of us have that much space, especially on an SSD. Apex Legends is currently sitting at 55GB with the latest update.