Best FPS 2019: Apex Legends

Our Best FPS award goes to Apex Legends, Respawn’s quick ‘n clever battle royale. We’ll be updating our GOTY 2019 hub with new awards and personal picks throughout December.

Evan: A year in, it’s the athleticism of Apex Legends that elevates it above its FPS and battle royale peers. Apex contains a decathlon worth of verbs: crouch-slides, dropship nosedives, trampoline leaps, zipline ambushes. These moves aren’t gimmicks, but tactical and expressive maneuvers that service the inherent fun of transitioning between biomes while under fire: adopting a better defense by zipping your friends to a higher elevation, pulling off an #epic Kraber headshot while sledding your body down a glacier, or simply crouch-sliding between a set of supply bins so your looting is three seconds more efficient.