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Apex Legends Hits 25 Million Players, 2 million concurrent players

Oct 27, 2017
It's another topic, but it would be great if Epic revived Paragon. Now that they undoubtedly have the resources to do so.
I kinda miss it.
Paragon buddies! I miss Sparrow and Dekker 😭

Also glad to see this game is blowing up. It’s juts so good. I’ve completely dropped Blackout and just play regular MP on BO4 now. Got my 3rd win last night and had to literally cut the game off and go to bed to stop myself from playing. Too addicting.
Oct 25, 2017
What is the appeal of Apex compared to other Battle Royales?
Besides the quality oozing out of Apex, there are three big problems with the three major BR titles:

Fortnite: Building things is a primary part of the game, and there are a lot of people that don't want to build anything in their BR. Fortnite was so popular that it was thought impossible that this game could be topped in popularity just two weeks ago.
PUBG: Doesn't run very well, inventory management is not great, just less forgiving in general (especially in terms of surviving sniper fire from enemies in prone)
CoD BO4: Good, but player count is going down (never sparked in popularly like Fortnite and PUBG due to being a paid title). Player count is more important than other titles in a BR game due to the size of matches.

There are other BR games that have tried, but none have THE JUICE like Apex has.
Oct 27, 2017
Shh, we can't say stuff like this. Halo can't be degraded with this nonsense.

Not everything needs a BR! 343 shouldn't be chasing trends! Something something..
Right? The only time the trends argument can be made is when it comes to mechanics that can change a game’s identity. Gametypes and modes are completely different.
I would be there on day zero but 343 has already said they aren’t working on one. :(
I also recall Frankie saying they weren’t remaking CE. They can lie or plans can change. 343 could do some cool stuff with the universe if they made a Battle Royale game.
Nov 2, 2017
The pace it’s growing is just crazy, it’ll have to slow down at one point, I wonder what EA thinks and if they’ve expected anything close to this.


The Fallen
Oct 28, 2017
A dumpster

if this is obliterated then I'm sure most games would *love* to be obliterated

the "if you're not first you're last" mentality around BR games is tedious. there's clearly more than enough space for them to succeed
Obliterated by still being the most popular BR game in the market?
PUBG mobile gets more players than Fortnite does across all platforms combined

Apex is wicked though,
PUBG hasn’t been the game for a while and the fact it has 200,000 concurrent players means jack shit when COD in its worst years could hold double that in one console. PUBGs console versions are dogshit and the game doesn’t have the clout it used to have so at this point the game is slowly dying. Look at Twitch numbers which matters a lot more then some of you are willing to admit and you’ll how much more viewers fortnite gets.
Oct 27, 2017
Hell yeah! Finally news of a BR doing insane numbers doesn’t feel kinda awkward or undeserved. Pure love for them.

Can’t wait for the tourney tomorrow, I’m hoping to see Shroud’s, DrDisrespect’s and Ninja’s teams choke against some barely known 2k viewer streamers.
Oct 25, 2017
I have a feeling the game is going to be nuts the week the battle pass launches.

Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s at 50 million by then.
Oct 25, 2017
Can they even port the source engine to Switch or iOS/Android? And how the hell would you get the feel of the game w/ phone touch controls? Guess that hasn't stopped the other BR games from finding success on mobile...
Gyroscope with touch shooting/ movement. Easily done.
Oct 27, 2017
Congratulations to Respawn, but please add a solo mode. I want to play the game at my own pace which I just can't do with a team.
Jan 10, 2018
The first BR game where I don't need to play with my friends to have fun. Actually the most fun mp shooter since ut99 and quake 3 arena. Some of the fights in this game even remind me of these games, thanks to the high ttk, the fast paced movement and some of the crazier abilities.Combined with the insane polish and insane qol features this is some GOAT contender at this point,at least for now.


Dec 10, 2018
Congrats to Respawn for being successful in such a saturated genre/game mode/ whatever you want to call it because some say it is a mode and some say genre.

Since it is now popular, there are already "Oh noes the SJWs" and "Oh noes the representation" videos going up on YouTube. Kinda pathetic, just play the game.
Oct 28, 2017
Yep, 2019's Fortnite. Though it doesn't have the pop culture crossover I don't think.
Yes, the pop culture power and most importantly monetization capabilities of Fortnite are extremely difficult to replicate. It has the best aesthetic to appeal to the masses.

I completely agree. It’s a shame we can’t enjoy Apex’s success without talking junk about Fortnite. Both incredible takes on BR genre and no reason they can’t co-exist.
What’s even funnier is the fact that Fortnite is the most unique out of the BR bunch so I don’t understand why people keep comparing Apex with Fortnite first and foremost.
Oct 27, 2017
They need to react fast and jump to other platforms and mobile to maintain the momentum. Really rooting for them, the game is a *good shooter*, not janky and some thought went into the game design (for ex ping system) and deserves to be top BR.
Oct 27, 2017
After all the stupid epic store gaebage I hope it takes a serious dent in fortnite profits .

Fortnite will still probably keep the kids because I think apex skill ceiling is alot higher then fortnites, but I am glad it could potentially mean less success for fortnite .
Oct 27, 2017
I'm glad to see this game having such success. I had a good feeling about the game as soon as it was leaked, but it's even better than expected, and this success is definitely deserved.
Oct 27, 2017
Cleveland Ohio
I wonder if EA has told DICE not to even bother with their Battle Royale mode anymore. I mean after Apex who even wants to play that? Next time don't add a single player game to a multiplayer franchise that no one was asking for.
Oct 25, 2017
After all the stupid epic store gaebage I hope it takes a serious dent in fortnite profits .

Fortnite will still probably keep the kids because I think apex skill ceiling is alot higher then fortnites, but I am glad it could potentially mean less success for fortnite .
Apex is going to do more damage to other MP games, including EA ones, than Fortnite.
Sep 16, 2018
Absolutely well deserved. My friend hasn't got the best hearing and the ping feature when I play with him is so useful as he always hates asking what someone said when he couldn't hear them properly. Ping feature and all the other accessibility features should be the standard moving forward in MP games.
Oct 25, 2017
Congrats to Respawn.

This should be a wake up call to Epic, you can't just keep dumping all your ideas into Fortnite just for the sake of continually updating the game. They left the game linger in a spot where a lot of the top streamers were unhappy with the meta and additions over the past couple months and someone came along with a serious contender and for the time being stole their momentum.
Number one issue with Fortnite is the fucking bloom. Tired of rng in gunfights.
Oct 28, 2017
Hard to overtake Fortnite, since that's on basically every platform that's relevant today, but this is a good sign that Apex Legends could stick around for the long haul.

Now they just need to keep the momentum going with content and updates. Don't make Blackout's mistake.
Oct 27, 2017
This game is really, really damn good. I always hover over the icon on my PS4 before I go to play a different game because I almost always have an itch to play it.

Definitely has almost all but stopped my Fortnite playing. Will check back in on Fortnite after the new season, but Apex is so damn good.
Oct 26, 2017
I'm glad Shroud is having a second wind in popularity. The guy is an absolute beast and deserves to be the king of Twitch right now.

Since it is now popular, there are already "Oh noes the SJWs" and "Oh noes the representation" videos going up on YouTube. Kinda pathetic, just play the game.
I'm glad. How many games can let you play as a Polynesian man, let alone a gay Polynesian man? Or a non-binary character? For many players this might be their first experience of non-binary gender identities.
Oct 28, 2017
What is the appeal of Apex compared to other Battle Royales?
Only speaking from my personal perspective, but to briefly describe why I prefer Apex;

Fortnite gunplay never felt as satisfying to me, and I never warmed to either the building system or the art style. It just seemed like it was too much fanfare and not enough focus on the raw tactility and the visceral nature of weaponry.

PUBG and H1Z1 are just too unpolished and janky for my liking. The visuals are poor, the animations a bit weak. They simply lack quality of life options, polish and fluidity.

Blackout is a bit too much like more COD (which I've kind of exhausted), and didn't do enough to truly seperate it, make it unique or stand out. The visuals and art direction are a bit meh, I'm not keen on perks being part of loot, nor do I like the use of vehicles etc either.

Then comes Apex Legends. To me the actual gunplay feels more slick, visceral and punchy than some or all of the others. The characters, the map, visuals/art, quality of life features, unique elements, unique weapons etc just make it stand out more and feel cooler.

I absolutely love the ping system. It is one of the coolest features ever in a BR game, and totally changes the dynamics and level of strategy and indirect communications, even with people who don't have a mic. Then there's the cool legends and all their unique abilities that you get from the get go, which adds gameplay diversity, depth, more team play reward, and further strategy. Plus little things like the zip wire boosters, zip line drop ships, general fluidity of movement, controls, climbing, sliding, the overall designs and look of things, the weapon balance etc. It's altogether just really fluid, polished and satisfying, and there's enough unique elements to seperate it whilst still remaining pretty grounded.

Mind you, I don't know how much staying power it'll have for me. Only time will tell, but so far I've been hooked.
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