Apex Legends Surpasses 25 million players in a week

Can Apex Legends surpass Fortnite's popularity?

Apex Legends Surpasses 25 million players in a week

Apex Legends Surpasses 25 million players in a week

Apex Legends has been available for one week, with the game's success allowing EA's stock value to bounce back after their disappointing Q3 financial report.  

So far, Respawn's Apex Legends has attracted over 25 million players across all platforms, reaching 2 million concurrent players over the weekend. For context, PUBG was able to achieve 3.2 million concurrent players at the height of its popularity, making Apex Legend's 2 million value astounding given how fresh/new the title is in the minds of gamers. 

Later this week, Respawn plans to celebrate Valentine's day with an array of limited-time loot content, though the developer has bigger plans for the game in March, where the title#s "Season One" will begin. Within this timeframe, the game's "Battle Pass" system will also be implemented, as well as new "Legends, weapons, loot, and more".

In time, Apex Legends may continue to grow and perhaps even surpass Fortnite in terms of popularity, securing its position as the king of the Battle Royale genre. 

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12-02-2019, 04:37:05

I have to say, as someone who doesn't really love BR games. I've really enjoyed this. Got a lot of time for Respawn given the Titanfall seriesQuote

12-02-2019, 04:54:02

... and it's in dire need of patches! Most of which I would've expected over the last days... From infinite Lifeline Ultimates to massive performance issues even on a GTX780...

Still an awesome start for something that was not teased even once.

I think it's on par with BO4's Blackout mode. Both are different and earn their own rightful place. You can't compare them, imho, because of the major differences.Quote

12-02-2019, 06:52:59

Couldnt get into. I won my first and 3rd game with teams of plebs (me included) but I just can't see where the enjoyment is. It feels like it promotes camping, which in the days of the twitch shooters was heavily frowned upon and classed as skill less.

Even with the reducing area, I could see nothing but people sniping from spots. I was doing it also because it made it so damn easy to consistently finish in the top 3. Uninstalled it after 1 hour. Guess I'm more of a Division shooter.Quote

12-02-2019, 11:24:16

You need to play it more than just 3 rounds.. also play with friends and its much more enjoyable.Quote

12-02-2019, 15:48:54

It's pretty good on console tbh. Only issue on console is the start of some games are very laggy. It goes away after 2 minutes usually

As for the game mechanics my only issue is the balance of guns needs more work.Quote

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