Apex Legends Xbox Series X|S, PS5 update coming soon

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What you need to know

  • Respawn Entertainment shared that the Xbox Series X|S and PS5 versions of Apex Legends are coming on March 29, 2022.
  • These versions of the game are available via a free update and support higher visual increased, with 4K resolution and better shadows.
  • More features are being added in future planned updates, such as 120 FPS support.

Respawn Entertainment's free-to-play battle royale first-person shooter Apex Legends is getting an update soon for Xbox Series X|S and PS5, boosting the visual quality of the game with a native app for owners of the latest consoles.

Respawn Entertainment shared on Tuesday that the game will be getting a boost on current-generation systems on March 29, 2022, as part of the Warriors Collection Event. Some of the improvements coming for Xbox Series X and PS5 owners include 4K resolution, improved shadow quality, HDR, and greater LOD.

Xbox Series X|S owners will benefit from Microsoft's Smart Delivery system, meaning the players won't have to do anything to take advantage of the new version of the game. Any PS5 owners will need to manually download the new application, then delete the PS4 version of the game.

Looking ahead, Respawn Entertainment states that other features will be added to these new versions of Apex Legends, including audio improvements, 120 FPS functionality, as well as DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive trigger support. There's no timeline for these updates however, so we'll have to wait and see when they arrive in the months ahead.

Since launching in February 2019, Apex Legends has grown substantially, with publisher Electronic Arts opening a second Vancouver-based studio for Respawn Entertainment, in order to better support updates for the game. In EA's last quarterly earnings, the company noted that Apex Legends monthly playercount is up 30% year-over-year.

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