You can unlock new Apex Legends characters in the store by collecting 12,000 Legend Tokens, which is done by playing standard matches.
Considering that Respawn plans to support the game over a long period of time, it's safe to assume we'll see more Legends show up eventually. It turns out the publisher was eager to capitalise on the battle royale market, but had to be convinced on Respawn's unique take on the sub-genre.
At this point, Apex Legends has been available for less than 24 hours but the game has already been downloaded over one million times.
Season 1 officially begins in March, and will mark the launch of the battle pass system.
Rumoued to be built off the same Source-powered engine that was seen in Titanfall, the new game will pit up to 60 players in teams of three in a battle royale, err, battle.
There are eight classes, dubbed "Legends", in all, and in its announcement today, Respawn detailed two of them: the Lifeline and Bloodhound.
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Word quickly spread of both Apex Legends' release and its quality.
If you're imagining people duking it out in Titanfall's well-established giant mechs, you're out of luck.
I.e. the big surprise in the reveal is an Oprah moment - that the bally game is released into the world at the culmination of it.
"We're doing a free to play game, with essentially loot boxes, after we were bought by EA, and it's not Titanfall 3". You can earn the characters in the game or you can buy them.
If you're more of a lone wolf and prefer to play solo in your battle royale games, Apex Legends might not be for you.
Apex Legends differs itself in the battle royale market in a few key ways.