Only six of those eight are available from the get-go, with the other two left available to unlock gradually through general play or to unlock by purchase if you're that way inclined.
Speaking of guns, Apex Legends has a large arsenal of them in its sandbox, including everything from designated marksman rifles to burst-firing sub-machine guns.
"There are some people who think there are too many battle royale games or it's a fad, the world thinks we're making Titanfall 3 and we're not".
You'll play in teams of three in matches with up to 60 players, and as with other battle royale titles, your can revive your teammates from a downed state. Instead, Respawn has made some tweaks to the tried-and-true battle royale formula for Apex Legends, like introducing a class system that's built around squad play. Balanced squads and teamwork are critical, as each Legend is easy to pick up and learn, but challenging to master.
In a surprisingly candid interview with Eurogamer, Lead producer Drew McCoy said that the developer wanted to be explicitly transparent about the game, its development and what's going on at Respawn. Additional seasons will be released in the future, with different themes and new content as well as Legends, skins, and weapons.
The game is now available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, but players on each platform can not squad up together, while other battle royale titles like Fortnite feature full cross-play between multiple platforms, including mobile.