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Apex Legends hits 10 million downloads in 72 hours

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If you build it, they will come. If you build it properly, release it out of nowhere and you make it free, then buddy you better prepare yourself for a blitzkrieg of interest. Respawn Entertainment took a hell of a gamble with Apex Legends, releasing a fully playable battle royale experience without any warning prior to some leaks from influencers that had made the trek over to try the game out ahead of time.

Point is, is that Respawn has done well this week.

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After a period of uncertainty that saw the sublime Titanfall 2 tossed to the wind in favour of other games that were coming out this year, it looked like the writing was on the wall for a studio that was still in its infancy. Oh, how the tables have turned. With Battlefield V’s battle royale looking deader than the condom in my wallet, Apex Legends has proven itself to be a massive hit with players in its first week, going from 1 million players in a single day to over ten million in three days.

“This has been a truly incredible journey. We tested and tweaked,” Respawn CEO Vince Zampella said on the EA blog.

We argued and agreed. We got to a point where we felt some magic. We knew it would be risky to take the franchise in this direction, to go free to play, and do a surprise launch. But we fell in love with Apex Legends and wanted, needed, other people to play it too. We hoped you’d love it as much as us, but never in our wildest dreams could we have expected the outpouring of support and positivity we’ve seen. From all of us at Respawn, thank you for giving us and Apex Legends a chance. Thank you for joining us on this journey.

This is just the beginning! We have so much more in store for you this year.

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Longevity is the real challenge now, as Apex Legends looks to cement its position amongst other giants in the battle royale genre. While Fortnite and PUBG are far from down and out, Apex Legends has managed to be a disruptive influence that already has a hefty share of the market interested in it. It’s not a perfect game yet, but at the same time, there’s so much that Apex Legends gets right and improves upon in a genre that was well overdue for a major shake-up.

Last Updated: February 8, 2019

28 Comments

  1. Gave it a go last night, pretty cool, like the different hero abilities and ultimate’s. Although I’m pretty bad at the game as I haven’t played any BR game bar PUPG which i played for a few hours before I tossed it.
    Gonna try some different heros this weekend and see if I still dig it. You definitely need to play this with people on TS/discord very squad based

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    • Original Heretic

      February 8, 2019 at 10:40

      I got two mates to jam with. You reckon that’ll make it better? Cause I am dead ciricur about it.

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      • Guz

        February 8, 2019 at 10:45

        That would be perfect as the squads are 3 per squad, also then you can choose complemery hero roles, healer,tank to suit your different playstyles

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        • Original Heretic

          February 8, 2019 at 10:45

          We’ll that’s fucking perfect then.
          One mate has been jamming with me for over a decade. Our communication is amazing, and we complement each other’s styles.

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          • Guz

            February 8, 2019 at 10:50

            Hot damn get the snacks, drinks & J’s ready. looks like you in for a lekker weekend!

          • Original Heretic

            February 8, 2019 at 10:55

            Green Zone! We’re gonna be in the green zone!
            Time to lick ass and hew bubblegum. And I don’t know how to hew!

          • Guz

            February 8, 2019 at 11:00

            xD

  2. th3SiCn3ss

    February 8, 2019 at 11:21

    Played 20min of Div2 & swapped over to APEX. They did well with APEX & thoroughly enjoy it. Have not had any issues apart from not being able to res someone once killed on drop ship. Unless you manage to drop off the ship once downed your banner stays in the air. Already managed to rack in a few wins as well. The netcode in this is 100x better than PUBG & I’ve had little to none noticeable latency issues…

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    • Guz

      February 8, 2019 at 11:26

      Which hero do you like so far, I haven’t tried them all yet?

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      • th3SiCn3ss

        February 8, 2019 at 11:35

        Wraith & Lifeline is my most played. Wraith does a dam good job of evasion in the start with her void ability, saved my ass a few times. Lifeline I’ve used a few times to save my squad, her ultimate is a bit useless though it gives away your position & the loot is meh. Bloodhound I found is only usefull in CQ & final minutes of game with tracker, as his ultimate only highlights already visible characters.

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        • Guz

          February 8, 2019 at 11:39

          I liked blood hound especially if you are actively tracking a squad, feels quite boss if you find them and take em out

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    • Skittle

      February 8, 2019 at 11:26

      I get disconnected after every game, not sure if it is a issue on my side or their side

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      • th3SiCn3ss

        February 8, 2019 at 11:39

        yeah I usually get a loading screen for 30sec to a minute before being dropped to lobby, I believe that’s server side. They did not expect so many people to be playing this…

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  3. Skittle

    February 8, 2019 at 11:26

    I play a few games last night. I can’t believe that I’ve seen people with over 200 hundred kills already, don’t these people have jobs/school?!

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  4. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    February 8, 2019 at 12:10

    1st problem: Online

    2nd problem: EA

    3rd problem: FTP

    4th problem: Snot-nosed kids

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  5. Incubus

    February 8, 2019 at 12:20

    Was like cool, I wonder what this game is about. Then I read Battle Royale. That’s a no from me dawg

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  6. CrAiGiSh

    February 8, 2019 at 12:29

    Enjoying the game a lot.

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  7. Humantouch

    February 8, 2019 at 13:51

    Played it, looks stunning, don’t like it because I suck at battle royal. But all the rest of you that are good at it. Enjoy.

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    • Humantouch

      February 8, 2019 at 14:12

      Maybe somebody can tell me WTF I do wrong in BR games. It is like I never see the enemies and always get shot. It is not a lack of looking for them. But is like they pop up out of nowhere.

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  8. Skyblue

    February 8, 2019 at 21:23

    “We have so much more IN STORE for you this year.” – Especially once EA start forcing the microtransactions on Respawn.

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