EA and Respawn Entertainment are releasing the native PS5 and Xbox Series X/S version of Apex Legends today. The game version will arrive alongside the Apex Legends Warriors Collection event and bring enhancements to the shooter that take advantage of the new console hardware.
These enhancements include 4K 60Hz, HDR and more. However, Respawn Entertainment is working on even more future enhancements for Apex Legends that will further increase the game’s fidelity. Some features won’t arrive until further notice.
At the launch today, the game will include the following new visual features.
Apex Legends PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Features
|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|
Apex Legends will then get the following updates and features in the coming months.
|120hz gameplay||PS5/Xbox Series X|S|
|Visual Improvements||PS5/Xbox Series X|S|
|Audio Improvements||PS5/Xbox Series X|S|
Keep in mind that this PS5 and Xbox Series X/S version of Apex Legends is a separate game and not simply an update for the current game. On PS5, you’ll need to redownload the whole game again by finding Apex Legends in the store. On Xbox Series X/S, the Smart Delivery will automatically update the game when it releases later today.
The Warriors Collection Event will bring next-gen versions of Apex Legends to PS5 and XSX!
PlayStation players: check out the info below to learn how to update your game 👇
Xbox players: no action is needed. Apex will update via Smart Delivery.
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) March 29, 2022
The Apex Legends Warriors Collection event is also an exciting new update for the game. There are new maps coming to the shooter as well as the Control game mode. You can read all about the event here. It is set to go live sometime later today. Usually, these updates roll out in the evening here in SA.