Apex Legends Hits 25 Million Players, 2 million concurrent players

Oct 27, 2017
2,343
They basically stole Blackout's lunch by making a better version of it that's free, standalone, won't be replaced in a year when the next Call of Duty comes out, and has the same quality-of-life features plus more.

Not that I mind. Get fucked, Activision.
 
Oct 27, 2017
8,539
The ping system is crazy good. It's a BR that actually plays well with randos, which is a first. I mean it's honestly a first for basically any online mp shooter.

People are also just using mics too which is pretty rare too, usually everyone just sticks on discord. Almost reminds me of og Xbox glory days.
 
May 23, 2018
245
Worst is strong, but I feel whatever uniqueness it had from PUBG and Fortnite is gone now with this game. It’s nestled in a fully priced CoD on top of that on consoles. I don’t see it having the staying power.
I don't see it having staying power, especially if next years COD has a BR.

But I think Blackout is miles better than PUBG and I think there's a debate to be had between the two.

Fortnite is too unique to be compared to other BRs imo.
 
May 23, 2018
245
Couldn’t be more deserving. Way to go Vince. Dude builds a great series for EA goes to activision to create a blockbuster for them, then comes back to EA and has his next IP that had tons of potential sent to die. Great to see him get another amazing franchise up and running.

EA screwed him over multiple times, Medal of Honor and titanfall. They better do some sucking now that he has created a golden goose for the studio. The money this game is about to rake in will dwarf battlefront and battlefield. Prob combined
Not sure if serious. And Respawn sent Titanfall 2 out to die, not EA btw
 
Nov 9, 2017
1,595
Denver/Aurora, CO
Yeah I’m loving it and I’m not a big BR fan. I love Titanfall though, and this map is just awesome. Gunplay feels fantastic. Loving the subtle and effective communication tools in this too. Caustic my dude
 
Nov 15, 2017
3,250
Congrats to Respawn on the successful launch and for making a great game.

Time will tell how well the community sticks around a month out as well as what kind of approach Respawn takes with updating the game. I honestly believe part of the reason why Fortnite has gotten so big and continues to stay relevant is the fact that are constantly releasing a new update and items to the game on a weekly basis. Time will tell but I'll definitely be playing!
 
Oct 25, 2017
454
I love Respawn, I couldn't be any more happy for them! Amazing numbers so far.

Titanfall 2 is the best multiplayer shooter ever made and severely underappreciated. Maybe now Respawn will get the love the deserve. (And hopefully Titanfall 3 gets made)
Also, yes.
 
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Feb 4, 2019
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Great news, props to Respawn. I've been a fan of their work since modern warfare and Apex is the first BR I had fun with. Seriously considering buying the battle bass to support them even further.
 
Nov 20, 2017
175
Been thinking of jumping in - but I’m pretty bad at FPS shooters these days. And being BR themed, seems like chances of not winning a game is pretty high?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'm real happy for Respawn, they gambled but it paid off. Titanfall 2 was fantastic and deserved more love, and I didn't think I'd end up liking a squad-only BR but it's won me over big time, got the founder's pack and everything. Can't wait to see what's in store for it.

Waning player population, slow updates, still suffers from major bugs, the UI is a catastrophe, and they do things like add paint cans that have people playing to collect those instead of actually play. I like Blackout but it's getting to be a pain to find matches reliably on PC anymore, and it's pretty hard to justify the state it's in at this point in its release.
 
Oct 25, 2017
955
Props to the engineers, I've not heard of significant tech problems so their ability to scale the available servers depending on the amount of players must be mighty impressive.
 
Jan 10, 2019
621
I'm happy for Respawn, this was clearly a good decision to move up from a traditional release. Others will follow.

EA gonna make bank and The GaMeRs RIsE UP crowd will cry.
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,132
What a launch, amazing. The most fun I've had with a game in a very very long time.

Gotta imagine this is taking away lots of players especially from CoD.
I still think Pubg and Fortnite will chug along in current form, Fortnite because it's just that huge and on all platforms and Pubg since it still hasa pretty big dediceated fan share and it still feels it has a bit of uniqueness to it with how the game feels to play.
 
Jan 10, 2019
621
Props to the engineers, I've not heard of significant tech problems so their ability to scale the available servers depending on the amount of players must be mighty impressive.
This is using Azure, thats why it had such a smooth launch.

Microsoft making also bank on this game.
 
Nov 18, 2017
2,237
As a teacher at a school that has pupil.computers. I despise Fortnite and what it have done.
I think it’s a positive fad and great for kids to have something new they can share a communal passion for - a game that encourages social interaction, teamwork, construction and tactics as much as aggression.

Fortnite’s biggest contributions are the popularising the battle pass model with non-competitive challenges, and social interaction with pop culture crossover.
 
Oct 31, 2017
4,410
Apex has basically made me stop playing Blackout... which sucks because I paid $35 digital for it... I guess there is traditional cod mp and zombies.


People who are saying Blackout should go F2P are correct. Apex shows you can make a damn good standalone F2P BR first person shooter.
I bought BLOPS 4 for Blackout mainly but ended up playing and enjoying just regular TDM all the time, only played Blackout a couple of times and the times I wanted to jump in it, the match making was down or it took 15 minutes before finding someone and left it at that.
 
Nov 11, 2017
173
London
Deserved. First BR game that's proper hooked me. There's just something about it. The UI is inspired, the map design is great and the gunplay feels fantastic.
 
Oct 28, 2017
9,902
They basically stole Blackout's lunch by making a better version of it that's free, standalone, won't be replaced in a year when the next Call of Duty comes out, and has the same quality-of-life features plus more.

Not that I mind. Get fucked, Activision.
The fact I can actually hear whats happening in this game alone makes it better than Blackout, which had the worst sound design of any BR game Ive played.

I don't see it having staying power, especially if next years COD has a BR.

But I think Blackout is miles better than PUBG and I think there's a debate to be had between the two.

Fortnite is too unique to be compared to other BRs imo.
Blackouts numbers have been dropping well before thie game came out. And unlike this iteration, the uniqueness of a BR mode in cod will be gone.