The plot twist: EA shares were up more than 13% on Friday afternoon. As of writing, Apex Legends has eclipsed an impressive 10 million players, and 1 million concurrent players - all mere days after launch. In Apex Legends, weapons get color-coded ammunition to make identifying what you need easier, attachments are automatically added to guns they fit (and new weapons when you swap one for another), and landmarks with good loot are clearly marked. The developer has announced that its new game has been downloaded by over 10 million players globally within 72 hours.
In regards to the game's success, it's a bit unusual since the battle royale scene has been seemingly over-saturated and dominated by games like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout. Doing this should see a tick appear next to your username above your chosen Legend, replacing your Player Level. You might wonder if the publisher is about to be competing against itself with two battle royales on the market, but EA is confident that the experiences will offer different experiences for different types of players.
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That represents a much faster uptake rate than other wildly popular games like Pokémon Go, Candy Crush, and even Fortnite. But despite all the quality-of-life improvements on hand, there's still a lot Apex Legends doesn't tell you.
How do you feel about Apex Legends? More Legends will be coming to the game, but not via the battle pass. That could be a cause for concern, but since it's following a format nearly identical to the other battle royale games on the market, it will likely cost no more than around $15/£15 at the absolute maximum. One thing on the minds of EA is the inclusion of cross-play for the Battle Royale game.