Apex Legends PS5 and Xbox Series X|S updates launching today

The Apex Legends PS5 and Xbox Series X|S release date has been announced and it is arriving sooner than expected, although these upgrades are missing features

Apex Legends PS5 Xbox Series X S Release Date: Maggie can be seen in a screenshot, alongside another legend fighting.

Respawn has unexpectedly announced the Apex Legends PS5 and Xbox Series X|S release date late on Monday evening, with the upgrades arriving tomorrow, March 29.

The upgrades will launch alongside the Warriors Collection event update and the return of Control in Apex Legends. However, while the upgrades’ release date announcement came at an unexpected time ratings for the upgrades appeared earlier this year, suggesting they were on their way. We just didn’t expect it to be so soon!

Players on either PS5 or Xbox Series X|S will only get a limited set of upgrades initially with more to be added down the line. Initially, PS5 and Xbox Series X players will get access to a 4K resolution mode, HDR support, 60 fps gameplay, improved resolution shadow maps, and a greater level of detail at longer distances in the environment. Xbox Series S players will only see an upgrade in the form of 60 fps gameplay and HDR support.

In future updates (which don’t yet have a date) the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game will add 120 fps performance modes, alongside more visual and audio improvements. PS5 players will also see Dualsense support through adaptive triggers and haptic feedback features.

Xbox Series X|S owners will be able to upgrade easily through Smart Delivery once the update goes live on March 29, with the Series X|S version automatically delivered to their console. However, for PS5 players you will need to re-download the game from the PlayStation Store, making sure they have the ‘PS5’ version selected from the storefront in order to see these upgrades in-game.

While the somewhat lacklustre feature set for these upgrades isn’t how we envisioned Apex Legends launching on the latest consoles, it is good to finally have the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game here. Hopefully, the extra enhancements and features listed above are added sooner rather than later over the coming weeks.