Titanfall battle royale rumored to launch soon, minus the Titans

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Apex Legends, a new free-to-play battle royale game from EA and Respawn Entertainment set within theTitanfall universe, was officially announced by Respawn Entertainment's Vince Zampella as Super Bowl LIII was going on today.

Like the first two Titanfall games, Apex Legends runs on a modified Source engine.

Apex Legends will feature classes/heroes with unique abilities, maximum of 60 players per server, maximum of 3 players per team (trios) to compliment each other. Dubbed Apex Legends, the game has been described as a mix of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout and Rainbow Six Siege.

Micro-transactions and lootboxes for cosmetic items and in-game content are said to be in Apex Legends with a very similar approach to that in Overwatch.

Rumblings of the surprise release emerged after YouTube channel TheQuartering cited inside sources claiming the game would be announced on Monday, with numerous streamers, such as Shroud and Dr. Disrespect, having reportedly played the game already.

Apex Legends should actually be launching tomorrow, February 4, which should please fans of both Titanfall and battle royale games like Fortnite, which has now become mainstream. His sources claimed that Respawn meant to release the third installment by the end of 2018. Interestingly, Apex Legends will not include any of the iconic Titan mech suits.

DualShockers will be sure to keep you updated as more information comes out about the game during tomorrow's livestream. They chose to use the same engine they used for Titanfall and Titanfall 2, but found that the game looked rather dated.

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