'Apex Legends' racks up 25 million players in its first week

13 February, 2019, 04:29 | Author: Shawn Conner
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Released about a week ago, "Apex Legends" is similar to "Fortnite" in that it is a free, online multiplayer video game in which players go head-to-head in a battle royale style (think last man standing).

During its first three days, Apex Legends drew in 10 million players, 2.5 million of which were during the first day.

Apex Legends has burst into the Battle Royale scene with a huge splash, dominating the market and blowing almost every other game out of the water. It will also be interesting to see whether Respawn's upcoming Star Wars game will be as impressive in the single-player genre as is APEX Legends for the battle royale genre.

"The video game industry continues to grow through a year of intense competition and transformational change", said EA head Andrew Wilson at the time. With lots of new players discovering Titanfall through the free Apex Legends, EA has made it very easy for them to jump into Titanfall 2.

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"Apex Legends" is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Origin for PC.

It remains to be seen if seasonal events are also launched like with other Battle Royale games.

The massively successful first week is due in large part to a plethora of Twitch's most high-profile streamers spending large amounts of time airing the game. Well, reliable Fortnite data miner ShiinaBR did a bit of digging into Apex Legends' code, and found evidence solo and duos modes might be on the way.

Mostly quality-of-life UI tweaks paired with smooth, accessible but competitive gameplay, are the kickers that make Apex Legends so attractive. Furthermore, the group drop-in system gives teams a more efficient way to land in close proximity to each other; no fall damage is like a gift from the gaming gods; and respawning downed teammates gives players a second chance to get back in to the fight. And if that happens, let's just hope it is not limited to certain devices at launch as was the case with Epic Games' smash hit, Fortnite.

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