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Apex Legends private matches set to release for all players

Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that they plan to add a private match feature to Apex Legends in the near future.

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One of the developers for Apex Legends has confirmed that Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale will soon have private matches for all players to enjoy on every platform.

Apex Legends has achieved immense popularity since its launch in 2019, and Respawn have brought the battle royale to other platforms like the Nintendo Switch in Season 8.  Despite this, the game still doesn’t have a private match feature.

Fans have been asking Respawn to implement the feature for the past two years, so that they can play in a closed lobby with specific rules and people. Now, one of the developers has confirmed that private matches will be added to the game.

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Chad Grenier, Respawn Entertainment’s Game Director, spoke to the BrownGirlGamerCode community and reassured fans that they plan to add the feature in the near future.

“As of a couple of weeks ago,” he began. “We made that support [for tournament mode] crossplay as well, so it can be used on console and on PC, or even a mixed lobby using crossplay…

We have a separate effort that we’re doing to make it go public. I don’t have a timeline, but we’re trying to make that go as quickly as possible, where we offer the private match feature available for anybody who plays Apex.”

The developer outlined some of the difficulties in getting the feature to work properly. Respawn have to first test it so that it works across all platforms, since they can’t just turn that feature on and immediately make it public.

While he didn’t provide any specific date for the addition of private matches, Grenier confirmed that this feature would become available across all platforms soon, and players will be able to organize their own events when it arrives.

This will also make tournaments far easier to organize, as they won’t require an admin code from Respawn Entertainment. We might see private matches arrive when Apex Legends Season 9 goes live on May 3.

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Best PC settings for Apex Legends Season 10

Apex is an extremely competitive game where players need to take any advantage they can get. Here are the best PC settings for Apex Legends.

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Having the most optimal settings on your PC can really make a huge difference when you’re trying to improve your game on Apex Legends. With that being said, here are the best PC Settings for Apex Legends.

Perhaps you have been enjoying Apex Legends for some time now, or maybe you have been influenced by seeing some big streamers like NICKMERCS give the game a go in Season 10.

If so, you may be looking to get better at the game, and one thing that’s important in all competitive first-person shooters is a high FPS.

Professional Apex players and streamers spend thousands of dollars building PCs to give them the best performance. Using the optimal settings for your rig, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars upgrading to get a decent FPS.

Best PC settings for Apex Legends Season 10

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A high FPS means that the game runs and feels smoother. Not only will the game feel better to play, but your reaction time will be improved, and moving enemies will be easier to hit, so using the best Apex Legends settings for High FPS is worth trying out.

Luckily, those on consoles can enjoy a steady 60 FPS on next-gen consoles, with 120 FPS support in the works. However, higher frame rates are much more flexible for those on PC and can even give you the edge over your enemies when using the best Apex Legends settings for high FPS.

PC requirements

It doesn’t take much to run Apex Legends smoothly on your PC, especially with the proper settings.

If you’re interested in the minimum and recommended specs for Apex Legends on PC, do check out our dedicated article on the topic:

This article will ultimately help you understand whether your PC will be able to run Apex Legends and whether your PC can handle the game at its maximum output.

Get uncapped FPS without enabling V-Sync in Apex Legends

Although most of the streamers you see will have FPS well into the hundreds, you should shoot for at least 60 as this will provide a stable Apex Legends experience with minimal frame drops.

  1. Open Origin or Steam.
  2. Right-click Apex Legends in your Game Library and right-click on Apex Legends.
  3. Select ‘Game Properties’ on Origin or choose ‘Properties’ on Steam
  4. Head to ‘Game Properties’.
  5. Visit the Advanced Launch Options on Origin or the General tab on Steam
  6. Type “+fps_max unlimited” under Command line arguments (Origin) or Launch Options (Steam).
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Best Apex Legends graphics settings for low-end hardware

The easiest way to get higher FPS is to turn everything to the lowest possible quality settings, but targeting enemies is more obscure.

  • Display Mode – Full Screen
  • Aspect Ratio – Native monitor resolution (probably 16:9, 1080p)
  • Resolution – Native monitor resolution.
  • Field of View – Personal preference
  • Color Blind Mode – Personal preference
  • V-Sync – Disabled
  • Adaptive Resolution FPS Target – Set to 0
  • Adaptive Supersampling – Greyed out
  • Anti-Aliasing – Off
  • Texture Streaming Budget – Medium or lower
  • Texture Filtering – Anisotropic 2X
  • Ambient Occlusion Quality – Medium or lower
  • Sun Shadow Coverage – Low
  • Sun Shadow Detail – Low
  • Spot Shadow Detail – Low
  • Volumetric Lighting – Disabled
  • Dynamic Spot Shadows – Disabled
  • Model Detail – Medium or lower
  • Effects Detail – Medium or lower
  • Impact Marks – Medium or lower
  • Ragdolls – Medium or lower

Some settings will significantly affect your game’s FPS more than others, such as Ambient Occlusion Quality. Many of these will depend on the power of your rig, graphics card, and VRAM.

While setting everything to low/disabled (except V-Sync) is best for frames in Apex Legends, you can probably set some of these to “medium” if your rig is powerful enough.

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Optimize your Discord

Discord is commonly used by Apex Legends to communicate with their teammates in the middle of a match. While it works great, you can further optimize it to improve the FPS on Apex. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Discord.
  2. Head to the Settings menu
  3. Click the Overlay tab and ensure ‘Enable in-game overlay’ is unchecked

You can also turn off Hardware Acceleration, which’s at the bottom of the Appearance tab. This will keep Discord from using your graphics card to accelerate the software’s speed and grant you a few more FPS in-game.

If you are looking to upgrade your system, check out our guide on how to buy an NVIDIA RTX 3000 series GPU.

Image credits: Respawn Entertainment / Steam / Discord

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New Apex Legends Season 11 Titanfall SMG officially revealed

Apex Legends Season 11 will feature a brand new SMG weapon from Titanfall that players will be able to get their hands on come launch.

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Apex Legends Season 11 will be bringing a brand new SMG to the game, which Titanfall players are likely to be very familiar with using.

a Great deal of new information has been revealed about Apex Legends Season 11, including the new Legend Ash and hints towards a new map.

As well as all this, although the community wasn’t expecting it, Apex Legends will also be getting a brand new weapon in Season 11, which many players will recognize from the Titanfall series.

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Apex Legends Season 11 was announced along with a new Stories from the Outlands trailer by Respawn Entertainment on October 18.

The trailer presented the lore of Ash, giving players an inside into the new Legends.

The developers also released a blog showing off the new content coming to Season 11, titled “Escape.” One of the most intriguing pieces of content is the new weapon.

Apex Legends Season 11 C.A.R. SMG

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The new weapon coming to Apex Legends in Season 11 is the C.A.R SMG, which was previously seen in Titanfall.

If you’re a Titanfall fanatic, you’ll already know about the C.A.R SMG, as it was a very popular choice for the game’s multiplayer mode. For those who aren’t familiar with the C.A.R, it’s a fully automatic SMG that features an extremely fast fire rate, as well as pretty smooth recoil.

This isn’t the only weapon from Titanfall that has been reimagined in Apex Legends. To name a few, the R-301, L-Star, and the Flatline were all taken from the Titanfall series. These weapons mostly stay very similar to their original form, with some tweaks and changes.

The recoil for this weapon has likely been reworked as if it is anything like it was in Titanfall. This weapon will absolutely be lethal and easy to use.

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The description for the weapon on the Apex Legends Season 11 blog reads: “A flexible weapon, the C.A.R SMG is the gun for when you’re ready to make a stand and become the last Legend still standing.”

This description suggests there will be something unique about the weapon, especially due to the wording used. The weapon’s flexibility could be that it takes multiple ammo types, or perhaps it has an alternate fire mode.

We’ll have to see when the new Season officially launches in early November. Stay up to date with all the information you need on Season 11 through our Apex Legends news and updates.

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Apex Legends Season 11: New Legend Ash revealed & lore explained

Apex Legends Season 11’s new Legend will be Ash, a popular figure among the community for her role in Titanfall and Arenas, but who is she?

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Apex Legends’ new Stories from the Outlands has revealed Ash as the Season 11 Legend, as well as Respawns latest giving fans more details on her lore, as well as the theme for the new season.

Apex Legends Season 11 has officially been revealed under the name “Escape.” The new season promises loads of new content for the ever-growing player base, including a brand new map, weapon, and Legend.

Although there has been loads of speculation concerning the new Legend, Respawn has officially confirmed it will be Ash, the host of the Arenas game mode.

Their latest trailer revealed some great lore behind the Legend so let’s get into it.

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In the latest Stories from the Outlands video on Apex Legends’ YouTube, Ash is officially revealed as the Season 11 Legend, providing more details on the lore of her character.

Although players are already familiar with the simulacrum version of Ash, there is still a lot about Dr. Ashleigh Reid that we don’t know about, apart from the fact that she threw Horizon into a black hole.

Apex Legends Ash lore

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Ash tried to sabotage Horizon and the team of scientists that were solving the energy crisis in the Outlands but was ultimately stabbed in the back by Dr. Amelie (Pathfinder’s creator) when Pathfinder interrupted the process.

This leads straight into the latest Stories from the Outlands entitled “Ashes to Ash,” It picks up with Ash in critical condition with doctors suggesting that her mind can be salvaged. Ash is then turned into a simulacrum, a robot with the mind of a previously living human.

Ash then fights in the Frontier Wars with Kuban Blisk, but once she is defeated, Blisk throws her head into some sort of blue energy mass that seemingly causes her head to split into nine pieces that are then scattered across King’s Canyon.

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After being rebuilt through the Season 5 questline, she is reunited with Blisk and begins getting flashbacks of her previous life. This coincides with the trailer, which presents the internal conflict that starts after she is rebuilt.

The simulacrum version of Ash sees the mind of Dr. Ashleigh Reid as weak and the reason she was destroyed during the Frontier War and chucked away by Blisk. Horizon seems to have woken up Ash’s mind through a series of codes, believing she was someone else.

This internal battle will continue throughout the seasons, as well as her history with Horizon. We’ll have to see what happens with the Apex Legends character Ash in the future. Still, Respawn has done an unbelievable job so far to give the character so much lore and connection to the developing story of Apex Legends.

We don’t know much about her abilities, apart from some previous leaks. However, we’ll be covering it all on Charlie INTEL, so stay tuned.

For more, check out our guide on how you can stay up to date with the Apex Legends Global Series stats and standings.

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