Apex Legends gets powerful new weapon (update)

Updated February 20, 2019: Respawn revealed the Havoc Energy assault rifle today. You can watch a lengthy trailer of the weapon below.

This month, Respawn Entertainment — now owned by EA — launched a battle royale experience called Apex Legends. There were rumors that it would be a free-to-play version of Titanfall, but it's more along the lines of Overwatch. The game seems to take place in the Titanfall universe, but it doesn't feature mechs or any other towering contraptions you can control. It's a standard run-and-gun shooter, where each character has various special abilities.

The developer keeps on releasing new content for the game, but in the past that's mostly been skins. Luckily, that's about to change very soon! Respawn just revealed a teaser trailer for a new weapon coming to Apex Legends tomorrow. The clip is quite short so it's hard to ascertain what type of weapon it is, but it looks like a Power light machine gun or some sort of hybrid weapon which has an assault rifle and shotgun mode. The shotgun seems to fire energy projectiles though. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. Until then, speculate away!

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Today, the studio also announced that Apex Legends was coming to Twitch Prime. In order to redeem a few exclusive gifts, you have to link your Amazon Prime account to Twitch. Aside from five Apex Packs, you'll get the the legendary Omega Point Pathfinder costume. If you want this content, you can sign up for Amazon Prime here (opens in new tab).

Do you play Apex Legends? What sort of weapon is this? Let us know.

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  • Looks like the EPG
  • Is every Apex article going to start with the same paragraph?
  • It would appear so. Apparently Respawn Entertainment is owned by EA now, just in case you didn't know.
  • It's just an easy way to get the word count up for lazy writers. It's not the best for SEO though.. Duplicate content and all... On a side note, I'm more looking forward to game fixes rather than game content. The game is new enough to not need any additions yet... Performance and bug fixes should be the only priority... The PC version is in bad shape still.
  • Bored of it already, it was fun for the first few days but now it's got so many players not interested in being in the squad and wanting to play solo.
  • I haven't had this issue on PC at all. I assume it's more of a console problem (I could be wrong) The biggest issue I have is that every ******* is way better than me :/. I do ok, but still, I feel they need a skill-based tiered system so us casual players don't get heaped with the hardcore gamers all the time... (PUBG Mobile's system for example) It's a little frustrating getting wiped mid/end game by someone who rarely leaves the walls of their house...