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Supported Systems for this game: Windows
Steam Deck support status: Verified - More info on ProtonDB
This game has received a Metascore® of 88 from Metacritic.
Apex Legends is the award-winning, free-to-play Hero Shooter from Respawn Entertainment. Master an ever-growing roster of legendary characters with powerful abilities, and experience strategic squad play and innovative gameplay in the next evolution of Hero Shooter and Battle Royale. The game is a spinoff title of Titanfall series, and was set in the Titanfall universe.
Like Titanfall and Titanfall 2, Apex Legends also used the heavily modified version of the Source engine under the Titanfall engine branch, but the engine has been improved to allow higher draw distances and larger game map, this apparently pushed the engine to it's limit and as a result, the game has to compromises on dynamic display resolution, and this led to the consoles port and low end PC suffered from lower image quality & framerate.
The game also drops support for HBAO+ ambient occlusion and MSAA, the latter was common on most Source engine games (and still available in Counter-Strike 2, which is a Source 2 game), replacing it with SSAO and TAA respectively. This is also the only Source engine game to support DirectX 12 by using
-eac_launcher_settings SettingsDX12.json launch option.
There was also a mobile port of this game, which is no longer available and it's servers has been shut down. These versions used Unreal Engine 4 instead of Source engine.