Respawn's Apex Legends Boasts 10 Million Players In Just Three Days

Donna Miller
February 9, 2019

EA was so happy about the game's performance that the 2.5 million players in the first 24 hours of availability number was touted in the company's Q3 earnings call.

That represents a much faster uptake rate than other wildly popular games like Pokémon Go, Candy Crush, and even Fortnite. It's part of the universe created in Respawn's Titanfall franchise; though Apex Legends doesn't include wall-running or giant robots, it clearly shares a bit of the DNA of the developer's well-loved shooter franchise. In testing to enable quiet-but-capable people like me, and giving me communication options that are as simple as pointing and shooting my gun, Apex Legends has set an example I feel should be followed.

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Problem is, sometimes Apex Legends won't begin searching because it says the party isn't ready.

For the first 20 levels, every time you level up, you earn an Apex Pack. The game is always going to try to queue you up with up to two other teammates. Barron's has been cautious about the outlook in the past, but in the case of Apex Legends at least, EA appears to have marketed the new game well. This can be annoying if you prefer solo play like us. Head to the Legends tab of the lobby screen to look at all the cosmetics you can grab for your characters, while the Armory tab has everything to do with weapons. You don't have to get together a group to play it. While the game is a traditional battle royale affair, of course, it's a somewhat different spin on the formula, as it kind of crosses Fortnite with Overwatch. One thing on the minds of EA is the inclusion of cross-play for the Battle Royale game. This means you can start earning Crafting Metal early on, but you'll quickly realise it's not enough.

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