Browse all the Apex Legends cinematics, launch, and gameplay trailers, along with battle pass and legends introduction videos!
Apex Legends has blown the FPS and Battle Royale fans since the very first day of release, back in February of 2019. The first months of the game were solely dedicated to balance changes and bug fixes. After the game was balanced and viable enough, Respawn focused a lot on the lore.
As a result, we now have some amazing Apex Legends trailers that focus on the characters’ backstory and the relationship amongst them, but also action intense gameplay trailers, battle pass, and event trailers.
Especially after season 2, anyone could see the improvement in the animation and the story depth of the trailers they released. Surely the lore focused trailers are the best ones, but why not include all of them? I listed the trailers in sections, so you can choose the ones you’re interested to watch. Without further ado, let’s hop on the best Apex Legends trailers!
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Born into a military family where she, her parents, and her four older brothers all served in the IMC Armed Forces, Bangalore has been an exceptional soldier since she was young. She was top of her class at the IMC Military Academy and the only cadet who could take apart a Peacekeeper, equip it with a Precision Choke hop-up, and put it back together in under twenty seconds – blindfolded.
Bloodhound is known across the Outlands as one of the greatest game hunters the Frontier has ever seen – and that’s about all anyone knows. Their identity is a mystery wrapped in layers of rumors: they are fabulously wealthy, a bloodthirsty murderer, a Goliath whisperer, a former slave, half bat, and a dozen other things depending on who’s doing the whispering.
Before there was Caustic, a scientist named Alexander Nox worked at Humbert Labs, the Frontier’s leading manufacturer of pesticide gases. With a glut of pesticides needed to protect the growing Frontier colonies’ crops, Humbert Labs was constantly on the hunt for better and stronger formulas. Nox was one of their brightest scientists and worked day and night developing new gases. But to make sure they worked, he needed to test them on more than just inert tissue: he needed something living.
Crypto specializes in secrets; he knows how to uncover them, and how to keep them. A brilliant hacker and encryption expert, he uses aerial drones to spy on his opponents in the Apex Arena without being seen. It’s been noted that his drones have a similar design to those created by wanted murderer Tae Joon Park.
Gibraltar is a gentle giant with a wild side. The son of two SARAS (Search and Rescue Association of Solace) volunteers, he has always been skilled at getting others out of dangerous situations that are common in the Outlands. However, he only began to understand the value of protecting others when he and his boyfriend stole his father’s motorcycle, took it on a joyride, and got trapped by a deadly mudslide. His parents saved them, and his father lost an arm in the process. Gibraltar has never forgotten that sacrifice and has devoted his life to helping those in need.
Ajay Che, aka Lifeline, isn’t someone you would expect to find in the Apex Games. Once the child of wealthy war profiteers, she left home when she learned of the damage her family had caused and enlisted in the Frontier Corps, a humanitarian organization that aids Frontier communities in need. She’s since devoted her life to helping others and joined the Apex Games to fund the Frontier Corps with her winnings.
When Loba was nine, she looked on as simulacrum hitman Revenant killed her family. Left with nothing, Loba survived by picking pockets. As her skills improved, Loba used every tool at her disposal to lift herself from the gutter. Everything changed when she broke into a supposedly impenetrable facility and got her hands on the Jump Drive tech stored inside. With her new teleportation bracelet, the most secure and unattainable items were within her reach. So was her dream of living the high life.
Mirage is the kind of guy who likes to stand out. The youngest of four brothers, he perfected the art of fooling around to get attention. The one thing he took seriously was Holo-Pilot technology: introduced to the illusion-creating tech by his engineer mother, he poured over the mechanisms and learned all he could about them. Even when his brothers went MIA during the Frontier War, Mirage and his mother continued to develop holo devices, and the work brought them closer.
One day, Octavio Silva was bored. In fact, he was bored most days. Heir to the preoccupied CEOs of Silva Pharmaceuticals and wanting for nothing in life, he entertained himself by performing death-defying stunts and posting holovids of them for his fans to gawk over. So, this day, he decided to set the course record for a nearby Gauntlet by launching himself across the finish line – using a grenade.
Pathfinder is the picture of optimism, despite his circumstances. A MRVN (Mobile Robotic Versatile eNtity) modified to specialize in location scouting and surveying, he booted up decades ago in an abandoned laboratory with no idea who created him or why. With only his MRVN designation to hint at his identity, Pathfinder eventually set off in search of his creator.
Revenant used to be human. He used to be the greatest hitman the Mercenary Syndicate ever had. He used to look in the mirror and see his human face looking back. But time changes everything, and when his programming finally failed, he saw what he had become at the hands of the Mercenary Syndicate and Hammond Robotics: a walking nightmare of steel and vestigial flesh. His masters resurrected him as a simulacrum, snatching him from death’s embrace again and again and programming him to forget.
Natalie “Wattson” Paquette is a familiar face in the Apex Games, though for a different reason than most. Daughter of the Games’ lead electrical engineer, she studied his manuals to stay close to him, and discovered her calling at a young age. Though she could be completely distracted one moment and hyper-focused the next, electricity grounded her – its ordered, predictable flow made sense in a way the rest of the world didn’t.
Wraith is a whirlwind fighter, able to execute swift and deadly attacks and manipulate spacetime by opening rifts in the fabric of reality — but she has no idea how she got that way. Years ago, she woke up in an IMC Detention Facility for the Mentally Ill with no memory of her life before. She also began hearing a distant voice whispering in her mind that would keep her awake for days on end. Despite nearly driving her insane, once she started to listen and trust it, the voice helped her harness her newfound power of void manipulation and escape the facility.
“This is easily the most nerve-wracking, exciting, and humbling day of my career. Having worked alongside this team for almost fifteen years now, it was an honor to be chosen to lead the development of Apex Legends. Over the last two years, the road to making this game has often been bumpy, but everyone on the team has put everything they have into this game. Our goal was to make the most innovative, fun, and genre-evolving battle royale shooter to date, and I believe we achieved just that.”
-Drew McCoy, Executive Producer
“We love playing games, just like you, so when battle royale hit the scene, many of us were playing different flavors of the genre and having a ton of fun. We also recognized that battle royale is not merely a new mode or fad, but a new genre in the shooter space. It didn’t take long for a couple of members on the team to build a rough battle royale prototype done our way. It was janky and ugly, but incredibly compelling, and we all wanted to keep playing it. We knew we were on to something. The longer we tinkered with the prototype, the more we wanted to play, and our daily playtests got increasingly lively.”
-Drew McCoy, Executive Producer
“With the Legends, we didn’t just want to create compelling gameplay opportunities through their mechanical differences, but also to provide an interesting space where players could attach to characters that are deep, colorful, and rich. Gaming is an amazing medium for creating interactive worlds that bring players of all kinds together – we wanted to create characters that were just as unique and diverse as the people who play them.”
-Drew McCoy, Executive Producer
Wild Frontier was the official start of season 1, and was the update that introduced Octane, and the now top tier weapon, Havoc. It was also the update that included the first battle pass ever, along with updated graphics both in-game and in lobby visuals.
Battle Charge launch trailer started the new era of really awesome and upgraded trailers for Apex Legends. The trailer introduces us to season 2, Wattson, a Legend that was proved to be extremely vital in competitive, and also the addition of L-star, a hard to handle, yet seriously devastating LMG! The trailer also teases the addition of Flyers and Leviathans in Kings Canyon. We are also getting a little peak of Crypto, before even his release.
The gameplay trailer of season 2 Battle Charge shows Containment, The Cage, the now Destroyed Cascades, and more modified spots in Kings Canyon map. The most important part though: the introduction of Ranked in Apex Legends. You also get a taste of the season 2 battle pass.
In this season 3 trailer, we watch the Legends transitioning to a new planet, Talos, the new home of Apex Games. As we watched on the previous season’s trailer, the Repulsor attack left the map in a mess hard to fix, so Kuben Blisk decided to move the games to World’s Edge. We are also introduced to Crypto, a surveillance expert who joined the Apex Games to avenge the Syndicate for capturing his sister Mila.
In the Meltdown gameplay trailer, besides the addition of Crypto and the new map, we see the addition of Double-Tap Trigger, the Charge Rifle, and the replacement of the Loot Ticks by Cargo Bots, which also sometimes contain Vault Keys. The Vault Keys open Vaults, that are locked rooms filled with high-tier loot! This season was one of the fanbase’s favorites, and this map is still the most optimal in competitive games, as the morphology of the map changed the 3rd party meta forever!
We follow Revenant, the best hitman the Syndicate ever had to offer. Revenant would look himself in the mirror, and he would see a man, made of flesh and blood; but that wasn’t the case. Revenant was actually a simulacrum, a metal monster that feels no pain and knows no death, manifactured by Hammond Robotics. Revenant didn’t know anything up till the day he assasinated Marcos Andrade, and he glitched out of his programming due to a wound, only to see the real monster he’s become. After he eliminates Marcos and his family and bodyguards, he heads for revenge against Hammond Robotics by entering the Apex Games. Little did he know about Loba, Marcos’ only daughter that managed to survive this massive massacre.
We watch this trailer from the perspective of Hammond Robotics, as they advertise their new implementation on World’s Edge, with the highlight being “The Hammond Robotics Planet Harvester”. But remember, Revenant is after Hammond so Revenant enters the Apex Games seeking revenge! We also had a sneak peek of the Sentinel, the Kraber’s little brother that was added to the game in season 4.
As we all expected, Loba is now seeking revenge for losing her whole world in front of her eyes. She is determined to undercover well-hidden secrets and treasures, and while life seems to pass by at a normal pace in the games, beneath Kings Canyon Loba finds Revenant’s core system. In her attempt to destroy the core, Loba finds herself getting attacked from the security of the simulacrum’s core system. As of last resort, she explodes the whole Skulltown, but she manages to escape the ruins, only to find the murderer of her parents standing in front of her.
The gameplay trailer teases the fully renovated Kings Canyon, after Loba’s attempt to destroy the deep buried secrets of Hammond Robotics. The map changes were well respected by the player base, but we can all agree that this season is all about the lore. PVE gameplay, special quests, and a better look into the Legends’ stories and vendettas are the core elements of season 5, and it is a blast for a change!
“My dearest Natalie,
As I write this letter it’s the middle of the night in late summer. An hour ago, you cracked the equations necessary to power the Force Field (the Ring). You showed me up tonight, my magnificent daughter. And I couldn’t be happier, or prouder of that. I always knew you were special.”
-Luc Paquette, Wattson’s Father
Stories of the Outlands got a lot serious after the “Voidwalker”. We follow what seems to be a woman in a full space-like suit, investigating a secret IMC headquarters beneath an abandoned military base. As she starts to scavenge for clues she stumbles upon guards. On her attempt to escape she notices a woman, struggling to free herself from the hands of a man with a syringe. She steps out of her void-state to help the young woman and to also make her realize that you “Trust just your eyes and you lose”.
Tae Joon Park is an expert in hacking and surveillance. He and his sister Mila designed the drones used by the Syndicate to transmit the Apex Games throughout the Outlands. Tae Joon lost everything in one day when Mila discovered a prediction algorithm that was used for bets in Apex Games. Unfortunately, the Syndicate discovered Mila and the secret they discovered and they were now after Tae Joon. But he is not Tae Joon anymore. He is Crypto and he entered the Apex Games after the Repulsor attack!
This trailer had the sole purpose to “bamboozle” the fanbase, and most of all, the leakers! Revenant’s release was spoiled by many people that leaked Apex Legends’ files, but we also saw a bit of Revenant’s “nature” during the “Fight or Fright” event. When we all expected Revenant, Respawn announced Forge instead, and here we see his very first and last interview about how Hammond Robotics “had his back”. Only Revenant got his back a bit harder.
This is the heartbreaking story of Bloth Hoondr, or as widely known, Bloodhound. They witnessed their own parents dying when the Meltdown destroyed a huge part of the World’s Edge. Arthur, Bloodhound’s uncle, got them under his custody and taken them into his society of hunters. This society embraces the “Old Ways” and disgraces guns. Their only weapons are axes and spears, and they believe that guns are what enslaved them. But Bloodhound was one day tempted to use a Charge Rifle they found in a deep tunnel when they encountered a Goliath and they shoot him to save their life and take the beast’s horn as a trophy back to Arthur. Arthur though wasn’t really pleased with the way they got this trophy.
Loba was left in a foster family after Revenant murdered both of her parents back in that Olympus restaurant. The years passed by and Loba’s true nature was getting wild. Like father like daughter, she got into the world of thieves, and she was widely respected among her circle, and extremely feared by the treasure holders. But she never forgot her hatred for that Simulacrum, that heartless beast that stole her life away. And now she finally finds him, and she is not afraid to go after him.
Release Date: October 11, 2019
Duration: 4 months
Release Date: February 4, 2020
Duration: 3 months
Release Date: May 12, 2020
Release Date: June 04, 2019
Ending Date: June 18, 2019
Description: The event featured the “Apex Elite Queue” limited-time mode . In this mode, you had to finish in the top 5 of a casual match, to gain access to the Apex Elite Que, in which you would compete against other people who also reached top-5 in their previous match. If you manage to finish in the top 5 while playing in the elite que, you can continue play the mode. The mode gave us a taste of what meta was upon the game with the impemantation of Ranked mode. The mode was rewarding weapon and legend skins, along with badges and in-store limited skins.
Release Date: August 13, 2019
Ending Date: August 27, 2019
Description: The Iron Crown Collection event came with a lot of controversy about the pricing model of the game, but it also featured the second Heirloom released for Bloodhound, Octane’s Gauntlet, and some of the most beutiful skins the game ever offered. The most important thing though, was the Solo limited time mode! It was the most requested mode by the community, along with duos, even up until today that the mode hasn’t been up again since then. By playing and completing challkenges you could earn skins and event badges, and the Heirloom was obtainable by purchasing all 24 items of the event, which was the exact reason of the whole controversy about the pricing model.
Release Date: September 3, 2019
Ending Date: Seprember 17, 2019
Description: Labs is now the new City Takeover dedicated to Wraith, and someone would characterize it as an “improved Bunker”. The event also introduced the “Armed and Dangerous” mode, in which the loot was limited to snipers and shotguns only, with white shields being ur only option of armor. It was a pretty hardcore mode, but still it was very fun and challenging at the same time. The event also rewarded players with special badges and skin, and there were also some limited time skins for direct purchase.
Release Date: October 15, 2019
Ending Date: November 5, 2019
Description: Fight or Fright was a Halloween themed event, that was teasing the arriving of Revenant in the games. The mode “Shadowfall” was one of the most fun events ever, as it was standing out of all the other modes in terms of uniqueness, and it is still one of the most popular ones among the Apex Community. The event rewarded skins and badges upon challenges completion, along with the usual direct purchase cosmetics. This event also introduced the third Heirloom of the game, Lifeline’s Shock Sticks!
Release Date: December 12, 2019
Ending Date: January 7, 2020
Description: The Christmas themed event for Apex Legends featured Mirage’s Town Takeover, the new hotspot in World’s Edge, Mirage Voy’age. The limited time mode of the event, Winter Express, was “capture the objective” inspired, as 3 teams would have to capture the train, and the team with the most captures or the last squad alive wins. It wasn’t the favorite event of the playerbase as feedback showed, but still, the event rewarded tons of XP upon completion and some pretty easy kill-farming! As usual, skins and badges were rewarded upon the challenges completion, along with some christmas cosmetics for direct purchase. During this event, Pathfinder’s Boxing Gloves Heirloom was added to the game.
Release Date: January 14, 2020
Ending Date: January 28, 2020
Description: Grand Soirée Arcade Event was the first event to introduce 7 new modes in a single event, which spiced things up a lot, and was also a great chance for Respawn to try future changes! Gold Rush Duos was a mode were 2 players would que up in World’s Edge and the map was filled with legendary weapons only! Third Person Mode followed, which is pretty much self-explanatory and was also incredibly fun to see your own skins for once 🤣. We also enjoyed Armed and Dangerous again, but this time in World’s Edge, which is a much more sniper-friendly map. Kings Canyon After Dark followed, which was a brief breath of nostalgia for season 1 players that haven’t seen Kings Canyomn in long time. Dummies Big Day was more like a dev-testing on new abilities they wanted to test, which ended up inspiring the today’s Mirage’s rework. Live.Die.Live introduced an intresting mechanic, where once you were dead you could respawn near your teammates again when the ring closes. Last was the Always Be Closing mode, which was the most boring mode as community feedback showed, as it was just a regular match, and the only change was that the ring was continuously closing in the first ring’s speed, and you could see the last ring’s location on drop. Besides the new modes, skins and badges were rewarded when the player completed the challenges and
Release Date: March 3, 2020
Ending Date: March 17, 2020
Description: Syste Override Collection event, besides introducing the Octane’s Butterfly Knife Heirloom, it is widely known as the date that Heirloom Shards were introduced, which replaces random Heirloom drop by giving you 100% chance of taking Heirloom Shards in order to craft the Heirloom of your choice, and this update pleases the community a lot! The event also included DeJa Loot, a mode were the loot was always in the same position, with one rotation per day. In this event we were also introduced to our all time favorite Evo Shields, which you can upgrade from a simple 25HP shield to a 150HP, by dealing damage to enemies!
Release Date: April 7, 2020
Ending Date: April 21, 2020
Description: This event introduced Bloodhound’s City Takeover, The Trials, which is an interactive spot in World’s Edge, were you have to fight hostile Prowlers in order to unlock the loot-caves. Besides the new Town Takeover, we are also blessed to get Duos back for good this time, along with a rotation between Kings Canyon, Kings Canyon After Dark, and Word’s Edge. The event mostly celebrated the most requested additions to the game, wgich was the chance to play in King’s Canyon and of course Duos. After the event, only the Kings Canyon After Dark was removed, but Duos and map rotation was here to stay!