Apex Legends is the new free to play battle royale game from Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment. Like many other free to play games, Apex Legends has multiple different currencies which are used to unlock different things in the game, including new characters and cosmetics. Alongside Apex Coins and Crafting Metals, there's also Legend Tokens.
Legend Tokens allow players to unlock certain cosmetics that are available "exclusively" through the Apex Legends in-game store. These exclusive cosmetics are only available for a limited time and are accompanied by a countdown in the game's store. It's unclear whether these skins will just be rotated out (or in) or if they will be gone for good once the timer ends.
Legend Tokens can also be used to unlock new Apex Legends characters. As of the time of writing, the game features eight playable "legends" but two of these legends - Caustic the Toxic Trapper and Mirage the Holographic Trickster - are locked. They can be unlocked by spending 12,000 Legend Tokens or 750 Apex Coins.
Apex Legends players can get more Legend Tokens just by playing the game normally. Every time a player levels up, they will receive some Legend Tokens as well as an Apex Pack (the Apex Legends version of a loot box). At the moment, playing the game and progressing through levels seems to be the only way to earn Legend Tokens.
Respawn Entertainment has big plans for the game, including introducing crossplay, and so it could change many systems in the game including how Legend Tokens are earned. But for now, just playing a lot of Apex Legends will help players get more.
With that said, Apex Legends players can speed up the leveling process by playing smarter. Respawn Entertainment's battle royale game rewards 500 additional XP for killing the champion of each match. This champion is a player who performed well in a previous match and their identity is highlighted at the beginning of the game so that one knows who to target.
The amount of XP a player gets from each match also seems to be determined by how long their squad survives as opposed to one's performance in a match. While it may not be a winning strategy, it does make hiding in a corner a viable strategy for earning more XP. Of course, one could always try teaming up with two people that they know and communicate effectively using the ping system to try and win and last until the end.
Apex Legends is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.