Apex Legends Hits 25 Million Players, 2 million concurrent players

Oct 25, 2017
5,360
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?
That’s kind of what makes BR special — because it’s so unlikely you’ll win, you can set other personal goals.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,723
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.
Yeah, I enjoy Fortnite but after playing for five straight seasons I think I'll have to pick up the Apex Legends pass next month.
 
Jan 19, 2018
45
The last time i was this addicted to a game during it's initial release window was Rocket League and I'm still playing that regularly so I don't think I'll stop playing anytime soon but the fact that this is under EA's belt scares the shit out of me. They'll definitely fuck it up. You can count on it.
 
Jul 25, 2018
2,817
The last time i was this addicted to a game during it's initial release window was Rocket League and I'm still playing that regularly so I don't think I'll stop playing anytime soon but the fact that this is under EA's belt scares the shit out of me. They'll definitely fuck it up. You can count on it.
1) The Respawn bosses have a long history of telling their overlords to fuck off, going back almost 20 years.
2) It's not built on Frostbite, which makes it harder for EA to offer development assistance.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I don't care about the numbers. I'm talking about the actual quality of the BR. I don't think PUBG is definitively better than Blackout like the OP suggested
Pubg is certainly better at this point. While pubg might be buggy and slow to get content, blackout has received one addition to its map SINCE launch. RIght now pubg has 4 maps, with new weapons and vehicles on all of them. And lets also not ignore blackouts own buggy problems and the audio which is still the worst of any br game out right now, especially compared to pubg's audio ques which are probably the best of the bunch.
 
Jan 19, 2018
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1) The Respawn bosses have a long history of telling their overlords to fuck off, going back almost 20 years.
2) It's not built on Frostbite, which makes it harder for EA to offer development assistance.
I've heard about how much Respawn fought for control on this game which gives me some hope. I hope this teaches the industry a fucking lesson. Do right by gamers and you've got a much better chance of blowing up. Make a good game above all else, and don't try and force them to buy shit with pay to win. We'll see but there is definitely some optimism to be had.
 
Oct 25, 2017
610
I totally disliked BR games and I skipped my morning gym session this morning to play Apex before heading out to work.

(I'm not proud...)

This game is crazy fun
 
Oct 27, 2017
28
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
Well duh, most BRs following the Fortnite recipe jam packed with cosmetic loot boxes will generate absurd amounts of money.

It shouldn't be surprising people are sketch about EA. Their treatment of multiple studios over the years is just downright shitty tbh.
 
May 23, 2018
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Pubg is certainly better at this point. While pubg might be buggy and slow to get content, blackout has received one addition to its map SINCE launch. RIght now pubg has 4 maps, with new weapons and vehicles on all of them. And lets also not ignore blackouts own buggy problems and the audio which is still the worst of any br game out right now, especially compared to pubg's audio ques which are probably the best of the bunch.
PUBGs been out since March of 2017. Of course it's gonna have more content. Blackout came out 5 months ago and Treyarch can't just solely work on it since they have Zombies and Multiplayer to work on as well.

Blackout has problems, of course, but I still think the core gameplay loop and overall map design rivals PUBG, Apex & Fortnite. Just my opinion
 
Oct 26, 2017
64
581K on Twitch, LoL 131K, Fortnite 100K.
a question i have had since i noticed this: what does this actually mean, typically?

people talk about games that are fads and drop off the face of the world eventually, but has that happened before for a game that consistently held the number one slot by this big a margin? Especially a game that just came out and has relatively little content, esp compared to fortnite

EDIT: basically I'm asking at what point do dominating streaming numbers stop requiring qualification
 
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Oct 28, 2017
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PUBG was the single worst piece of software I ran on a computing device in 15 years, I found the building in fortnite in general to just be completely asinine and unfun. This however, has been massively fun and runs great on my old PC and the PS4.
 
Jul 25, 2018
2,817
a question i have had since i noticed this: what does this actually mean, typically?

people talk about games that are fads and drop off the face of the world eventually, but has that happened before for a game that consistently held the number one slot by this big a margin? Especially a game that just came out and has relatively little content, esp compared to fortnite

EDIT: basically I'm asking at what point do dominating streaming numbers stop requiring qualification
I forgot today was a sponsored day, like at least last weeks launch day. Generally the streamers are going to stream the games which earn them the most viewers and money, so it's some barometer on gamer interest levels, especially with MP where crowds tend to follow as friends bring in friends. I think in 3-4 weeks it'll tell us a lot if the numbers are similar, or if say Apex is at 50K and the major streamers are back to Fortnite, i.e. whether it's genuinely a serious competitor for 2019 (and beyond) or just a fad.