Apex Legends Clubs are debuting as one of the many new features in the next season. In effect, Apex Legends Season 7 will make it easier than ever for players to squad up, especially on different platforms.
Earlier this week, more details were released about Apex Legends' upcoming seventh season. A new Legend is on the way, and that's not all — vehicles are being introduced to the game for the very first time. Now, we've learned more about how the Clubs system will work in the game.
Check out some of the other cool stuff coming to the game in the Apex Legends Season 7 - Ascension Gameplay Trailer!
How Do Apex Legends Clubs Work?
Apex Legends Clubs must first be created by a player who must set the following options:
- Club Name (16 characters max)
- Club Tag (4 characters)
- Privacy Setting
- By Request (users must apply to join)
- By Account Level/Rank
- Invitation Only
- 5 "Search Tags" chosen from selectable options provided by Respawn Entertainment
This isn't all that's involved, though. A created Club will set its Crossplay preference based on that of the owner — if you make it PC-only, the club will be PC-only as well. Presumably, this can be changed should the owner change his mind.
Clubs aren't just a loose clan of Apex Legends players, either. Clubs will have ranks, a dedicated chat channel, a Club Lobby, and the ability to post announcements. Respawn has also created Club Badges for players to earn while playing together with their Club members, although it hasn't elaborated on how these will work.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Apex Legends Clubs are associated with the nearest datacenter to the owner upon creation. That means that Clubs won't show up for people halfway around the world unless they specifically connect to your server. However, the game's newest blog post also mentions that a club owner can invite anyone from around the world regardless of where their nearest datacenter is.
Apex Legends New Map Was Almost Titanfall 3
Aside from the news on Apex Legends Clubs, another interesting tidbit of information has popped up today: the new Olympus map wasn't quite made for Apex Legends. Instead, it was originally a concept for Titanfall 3.
"While we were building Titanfall, we sort of discovered this battle royale game mode within that, our Titanfall universe," Apex Legends Game Director explained to Eurogamer. "And we were just so excited about it that we ended up making Apex instead. So we have all of these maps... this very large map that looks very similar to Olympus. It's the same style, sort of on the cutting room floor. And so we went back to that for sure. I think what we ended up with now with Olympus is better, since we've had more time to improve it."
You'll be able to enjoy a new map, a new Legend, and all of these cool new Clubs features when Apex Legends Season 7 launches on November 4, 2020. You'll be able to play the game for free on Steam starting on that same day.
What do you think of Apex Legends Clubs? Do you think you'll use this feature or do you prefer playing Battle Royale games with a smaller group of friends? Let us know in the comments below!