Apex Legends Hits 25 Million Players, 2 million concurrent players

Oct 27, 2017
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Just sitting over here praying EA doesn't give them the Visceral treatment. Respawn really deserves this, kudos to them.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
There’s a reason PUBG happily retains a healthy player base. It scratches an itch none of the others can, so it’s not going anywhere either.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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GTA (Toronto)
Ive been waiting for a battle royal game that Id actually considering playing on a regular basis and investing money in for cosmetics. this is that game. holy shit it is so much fun to play
 
May 19, 2018
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I've only played it for a few hours up till now but from my brief experience with it it's a very solid game. The gunplay feels very smooth and isn't clunky or jerky which I feel is what PUBG and Fortnite lack.

Congratulations on putting out a great game!
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Unfair to compare it to Fortnite because Apex just got started while Fortnite had almost 2 years. It took Fortnite a while to get going whereas Apex blew up almost instantly. 10m comcurrent is a tough ask but if there's 1 studio who truly knows what gamers want it's Respawn. Gameplay matters most and I trust they will never mess up there.

I bet people at Epic are sweating at this rate. Apex is rising fast and there's no stopping this train. A lot of people who play Fortnite are playing Apex too and more Apex than Fortnite. Now Respawn needs to support the game like crazy, evolve. Season Pass in march damn same time as Fortnite... THIS GONNA BE FUN.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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You know, as little interest as I have in most shooters incl. the battle royale games, I simply like how a good game can be released without months or years of marketing buzz and do extremely well because it's... good (and free to play and therefore try out).
 
Apr 6, 2018
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Lol yeah I found that funny as well. I guess Fortnite is both simultaneously a 'kids game' and one that requires too many build skills.
I guess it's the art style that makes them dismiss it as an easy game (I've been guilty of similar things too).

But then when they come back and complain about getting castles built on top of them it's funny that they double down on the "kid's game".
 
Oct 25, 2017
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You know, as little interest as I have in most shooters incl. the battle royale games, I simply like how a good game can be released without months or years of marketing buzz and do extremely well because it's... good (and free to play and therefore try out).
Feel the same.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Just sitting over here praying EA doesn't give them the Visceral treatment. Respawn really deserves this, kudos to them.
People keep saying this

Visceral never made money - ever

Respawn is going to make more money in the next few weeks than Visceral made in their entire history

They are going nowhere
 
Feb 14, 2018
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I heard they are using a "seasons" model work a battle pass and the first season is starting soon. Basically the Fortnite model.
yup.


As long as you can buy a new battlepass with virtual coins you've got in your last battle pass (Fortnite style),it will be great.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Have yet to give it a go since I've been too busy watching the streams, but gratz to Respawn. Had a blast playing titanfall 1 for a few hundred hours so I'd imagine I'll like this game too.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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yup.


As long as you can buy a new battlepass with virtual coins you've got in your last battle pass (Fortnite style),it will be great.
Even if it wasn't the case, I don't mind paying for it every 3 months at this point. The game is worth it.

I think they should sell yearly passes at a discounted price or with extra coins or something.
 
Nov 21, 2018
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TheKeyPit

Also, MS will be getting 30% of all MTX sales on the XB1.
Sony gets 30% of all MTX sales on PS4
But the real winner is EA here with 100% of MTX sales on Origin.

Today Fifa is the biggest Money driver for EA with the biggest part of their playerbase on console and only 70% of that gross revenue for MTX.
With Apex they have finally a monster PC game. Most likely bigger than BF, Fifa and The Sims combined on Origin.
That's a lot of additional money and profits for EA.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Lol yeah I found that funny as well. I guess Fortnite is both simultaneously a 'kids game' and one that requires too many build skills.
I think kids can grapple with the building mechanics easier since their brains are like sponges. I think I'm straight up too old to get up to speed to where 12 year olds are with Fortnite.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Apex has high mobility, I’m not sure how that will work on mobile, sure you can play it like the others standing and shooting but it shines because of its fast movement speed and the crazy things you can do.
Yes, but we should also factor in the building mechanic that Fortnite has. I think Apex will do just fine on a mobile platform. It will be played slower due to touchscreen limitations, sure, but it will definitely work. It won't be as good as a PC or console release like other mobile ports, but it won't be unplayable even if the character mobility takes a hit.

I see it just as an additional market for EA/Respawn to target. I won't play it there, but it will open the door to millions of new players. It'll definitely hit the #1 spot on both app stores if they release it.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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NYC
Maybe don't confuse yourself with the whole world. The game literally can't function without building and even the mode with way less mats was one of the worst received.
Why are you taking this personally? I literally said make a new mode that doesn't effect the current mode, where people can turn on and off building and such. I think this is the wrong thread to claim that people didn't want a version of Fortnite without the building aspect, or at least having it toned down. NOT in the main BR mode...which is why it wasn't received well. No one is trying to take your ramps and boxes away, relax.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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As the link says Titanfall 2 actually used many different providers. Azure was one of many.

I do think Apex will use Azure in some capacity but wether it's entirely Azure and thus Azure can be solely credited with the smooth launch is harder to say.

If I was to guess I'd say Apex is using the multiple solution again, cause Respawn wouldn't be getting a discount on the Azure servers like they did for TF1.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Why are you taking this personally? I literally said make a new mode that doesn't effect the current mode, where people can turn on and off building and such. I think this is the wrong thread to claim that people didn't want a version of Fortnite without the building aspect, or at least having it toned down. NOT in the main BR mode...which is why it wasn't received well. No one is trying to take your ramps and boxes away, relax.
A very small minority yes but to act like. It making one hurt the game in any way is very out of touch. The timed mode model has for all intents and purposes been incredibly successful even when there were some duds.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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This game just does everything right with the BR genre and fixes so much about what I dislike about PUBG/Fortnite/Blackout. I am happy for Respawn and looking forward to the future of the game.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Correct but they also started using amazon and google as well for titanfall 2. I’m assuming they are doing the same thing again. Whatever they are doing they ditched the Chicago servers after titanfall 1 which makes me sad.

https://youtu.be/o41kxJE3cuw

Lead network engineer discusses servers for titanfall 2.
 
Jul 25, 2018
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Sony gets 30% of all MTX sales on PS4
But the real winner is EA here with 100% of MTX sales on Origin.

Today Fifa is the biggest Money driver for EA with the biggest part of their playerbase on console and only 70% of that gross revenue for MTX.
With Apex they have finally a monster PC game. Most likely bigger than BF, Fifa and The Sims combined on Origin.
That's a lot of additional money and profits for EA.
And more Origin subs leads to more Origin Access sub sales, and potentially more Anthem and other game sales (offset by those who may be too busy playing Apex to want to get Anthem day one).