Respawn Entertainment is getting ready to announce their latest game: a free-to-play title called Apex Legends. There’s a stream going, but while it started at 8AM PST/11AM EST, it’s little more than static images with a few action moments in between. According to Respawn CEO Vince Zampalla, it will be at 12AM PST/3PM EST that actual details are revealed to accompany the images. You can check out the stream below, but if you’re bored, here’s a few other things you could be doing while you wait out a 4 hour stream of silence.
League of Legends’ latest season has started and that means there’s opportunity to do all sorts of new things in Ranked and Unranked. New champion Sylas is a really interesting character to learn and now is the time to enter your placements and see where you’ll sit on the climb through Ranked queue. A standard PVP match in League of Legends takes about 20 minutes at least and 60 minutes at the most, meaning you could probably knock out a minimum of 4 matches while you wait to get at Apex Legends’ juicy details. Bot matches (PVE) will likely take even less time. Why not climb the ranks or polish your skills for a bit? Even if you’re not interested in playing, you could check out a couple matches of the NA LCS or European LEC videos-on-demand going on right now.
Maybe some RC footie is the thing to pass your time as you wait for Apex Legends? Rocket League is as good as ever with the new season of Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) fast approaching. You can get your own game on and go on a scoring spree or maybe watch some of what the pros are doing right now. Either way, a typical Rocket League match takes around 7 to 8 minutes. If every match you played or watched was 7 minutes and 30 seconds, you’d be able to fit in about 32 matches before getting back to the Apex Legends. Have a ball while you’re waiting out the static.
Hearthstone deck assembly is maybe one of the more interesting aspects of the entire game. Building a new class deck from the bottom up, seeing how the card synergies work, and putting together a consistent strategy may take a bit longer than 4 hours to accomplish, but at least if you got started, you’d be well on your way by the time details for Apex Legends drop. Not to mention, we have plenty of templates for you to work from. From our own creative guides for Wild such as Reno Priest and Odd Rogue, to pro decks being used in competition such as the HCT Winter Playoffs Americas, you’ll have a lot of help in studying what you need to create your own success in Hearthstone while waiting on Apex Legends.
Season 2 of Dragon Ball FighterZ has launched and with it comes new characters Jiren and Videl (w/ The Great Saiyaman!). If you’re into DBFZ, it’s a good time to start learning what those characters can do! 4 hours is more than enough time to get through both characters’ tutorials and training missions, so you can at least grasp their basics. Even so, if you have time after that, maybe start assembling a new team with them! There are pros out there like Dominique “SonicFox” McLean showing us what the new characters can do when paired properly. Maybe take a peak and start to put your own super combos together while you wait for the Apex Legends reveal?
— FOX | SonicFox @Phoenix Open (@SonicFox5000) February 3, 2019
Resident Evil 2 Remake is really good, but are you good enough to beat it before the Apex Legends reveal takes off? This one has to do with the game’s coveted S-Ranks which will award you with some amazing goodies like infinite ammo weapons. In order to S-Rank your Resident Evil 2 Remake playthrough on standard, you must complete Scenario A games in under 3 hours and 30 minutes. For Scenario B, you must do it in just 3 hours. For Hardcore difficulty, you have to do it in 2 hours and 30 minutes for Scenario A and 2 hours for Scenario B. That means the wait for the Apex Legends stream leaves seasoned RE2 players just enough time to get their S-Rank playthrough done if they’re going to do it all in one sitting. Whether you do it on Standard or Hardcore, you’ll score some awesome goodies for pulling it off, and then you can jump right into the Apex Legends reveal.
Funny enough, maybe you read this article in the time it took for the Apex Legends reveal to go live. Whether you were gaming, reading, or watching, hopefully our little list helped! What did you do to pass the time while you waited? Let us know in the comments!
TJ Denzer is a video game journalist and Co-Editor-in-Chief at Daily Esports with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. When he’s not entrenched in the latest fighting games, exploring video game history, or playing through RPGs with his wife, he’s putting time into local beer breweries and searching for new food and drinks in the constant pursuit of good times with good people.