Apex Legends

Apex Legends

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Apex Legends is a free-to-play Battle Royale game created by the development team behind the Titanfall series and published by Electronic Arts.


On February 4th, Respawn Studios announced and released Apex Legends, a free-to-play Battle Royale game for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.[1] The game is squad-based Battle Royale, meaning teams compete to be the last team standing in the traditional large area. The game takes place in the Titanfall universe but it is not considered a sequel to Titanfall 2.[2] There are eight classes to choose from, though there are no mechs.[3] That day, gameplay videos appeared on YouTube. For example, user JackFrags posted a "first impressions" video that gained over 700,000 views (shown below).


Early reception to the game was positive, and the game was very popular on the day of its launch. Respawn CEO Vince Sampella confirmed that the game had cracked 1 million unique players within 8 hours of launch.[4] EA later reported the game had cracked 2.5 million players within the first 24 hours of launch.[2] Kotaku[5] praised the twists the game placed on the Battle Royale genre, praising the classes of fighters more akin to that of Overwatch than Fortnite as well as the communicative features that accompany the team-based play. The Verge[6] praised the way the game handles team-based play as well, removing the need to communicate via voice and instead allow players to work as a team without verbal cues.

Online Presence

The game made a quick splash on YouTube, where gameplay and impressions videos gained hundreds of thousands of views. For example, a Venture Beat preview of the game gained over 174,000 views (shown below, left) and a video by NoahJ456 gained over 330,000 views (shown below, right). The game also saw 500,000 viewers on Twitch at one point on the day of release.[2] A subreddit for the game quickly gained over 74,000 subscribers.[7]

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PYRO Beatrice
PYRO Beatrice

On the one hand, Apex Legends taking priority over Titanfall 3 gave me a big fucking sad. On the other hand, leave it to the devs of the best shooter this decade to make the best Battle Royale on the market (at least until the next one comes out :^) ). Free to play certainly doesn't hurt its chances of staying alive, unlike say Blackout being locked to Black Ops 4.

Still, holy SHIT I really hope this game, like, succeeds enough to where EA goes "aight we won't kill you for now, Respawn," but not enough to where EA goes "We're cancelling the Star Wars game and all Titanfall shit, and you will only make Apex Legends content, motherfuckers." I NEED more Titanfall, not another goddamn Battle Royale game, great or not.


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