Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that Apex Legends upgrades for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles will launch tomorrow with the new Warriors Collection event. So far, the battle royale shooter has shared versions across the console generations. But when the update is released — usually around 1 p.m. ET — console players will finally be able to join in on the one on PC with support for natively rendered 4K (except on the Series S), HDR, better shadow maps, and greater detail spacing.
All versions on consoles are still limited to 60 Hz, with 120 Hz gameplay listed as an upgrade in the future (but once the PS5 supports 120 Hz output, it can even force it for games that don’t have built-in support as you want to try it). When I spoke to the developers before the launch of the current season, Defiance, they said that with the new seasons, we would see new next-gen features rolling out throughout the year. Other features confirmed in the works include adaptive trigger and haptic support for the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller.
The Warriors Collection Event brings next-gen versions of Apex Legends to PS5 and XSX!
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Xbox players: no action is required. Apex is updated via Smart Delivery.
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The other area where the systems differ is how players get their updated versions. On Xbox Series X and Series S, the Smart Delivery technology that Microsoft uses means that your console should automatically download the correct version without any intervention once it’s launched. On PlayStation it’s a little more complicated. If you’ve already installed the game on a PS5, find the title in your Game Hub, select Options instead of Play Game, and tell it to download the PS5 version. If you didn’t install it but played it before, just find the game in your library and make sure to pick the PS5 version when prompted.
Across all consoles and PCs, the second half of Season Twelve features many fixes to stop things like hackers who made dual-wielding weapons possible and various glitches that can be used to exploit weapons with a loading mechanism like the Rampage LMG or Sentinel- sniper. There’s also, of course, a new range of cosmetic upgrades to purchase and a new heirloom for players to purchase to use with the character Crypto.
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The new Control map for Apex Legends includes this spot in Caustic’s Lab. Image: Respawn Entertainment
The Warriors event also brings back the limited time mode Control for another two weeks, with a few improvements and a new map. It was well received by players last time around, but there’s no word yet on whether we can expect it to become a regular part of the game or if we’ll see even more ways to play that differ from the standard Battle Royale setup. .
One thing that wasn’t mentioned at all in the update was last week’s massive content leak that revealed new characters, skins, weapons, and emotes that the developers are working on. The scope of the leaks would stretch for the game over the next few years, but based on the changes we’ve seen, I think there may be more Apex Legends surprises that haven’t been discovered yet.