Published: Wed, February 06, 2019
Industry | By Jeannie Evans

Apex Legends gains over a million players in under eight hours

Apex Legends gains over a million players in under eight hours

According to McCoy, it seems as though the team was experimenting with battle royale but chose to make it a full-fledged game rather then a mode tacked on to another game.

My feeds and social media are littered with Apex Legends news at the minute. For one, the game is entirely team based - there's no solo mode for you lone wolves out there. For example, Wraith is a Legend who is able to move and resposition to safety by travelling through the "void" while Gibraltar uses a variety of shields to protect allies and block enemy fire. This makes Apex Legends more akin to a hero shooter such as Overwatch, as you and your squad will have to think carefully about picking a team whose abilities complement one another.

It's a cracking game so far.

What characters can I play as?

The Apex Legends Store now allows players to purchase bundles of "Apex Coins" for set prices.

The roster of playable heroes now sits at eight, though Respawn Entertainment is expected to add more characters over time. Whether this is Titanfall 3, or another project remains to be seen. Apex Legends also has seasons, and the battle passes unlock exclusive vanity items for these timed events.

'Thank you so much for showing up and being part of this with @Respawn you are amazing!'


According to the official FAQ, those seasons are scheduled to last for around three months.

I.e. the big surprise in the reveal is an Oprah moment - that the bally game is released into the world at the culmination of it.

It seems Apex Legends is already a hit and the game has only just been released.

Cosmetic Apex Packs show the odds of getting higher tier items.

Ahead of this, Jason Schreier on Kotaku - who is generally a very reliable industry bloodhound - has gone live with assorted alleged details about Apex Legends. Currently, eight of these characters are available out of which two are locked and can be purchased with in-game currency. If you do encounter it, however, the advice is to shut the game down, and fire it up again.

EA said tonight during its Q3 financial call to investors to expect the next Titanfall game to drop this year.

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