If you haven’t already heard, Respawn and EA have launched a new and exciting battle royale game called Apex Legends. While Respawn is currently working on an unannounced AAA VR title with Oculus, the company was able release a brand new AAA title in a saturated genre and create massive hype all around the gaming community.
Within the first 8 hours of launch, Apex Legends drew in over 1 million users to the game. “I’m so overwhelmed right now, @PlayApex broke a million unique players in under 8 hours,” said Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn.
And since the last update, Apex Legends has now over 2.5 million unique users on the platform according to Daniel Ahmad.
What is Apex Legends?
So for those of you who have yet to play the game, you might be wondering what this game is all about. Well, according to EA it is officially described as a Strategic Battle Royale game where you are paired up in 3s. You will be escorted to an island via a dropship where 60 players will combat until the last team remains.
Since the game has only been out for a few days, EA and Respawn has yet to fully vet out if they will be permanently be sticking to a 3 man team compared to the usual 4.
You will have access to a versatile selection of weaponry. This includes pistols, assault rifles, grenades, sniper rifles, and more. In addition, every hero class will have their own select abilities that allows you to unleash a unique power.
You will also be able to gear up with armor and utilities that benefit your health and movement.
The Frontier War is over. After hundreds of years of conflict between the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation and the Militia founded to fight them, the far-off region of space known as the Frontier can finally know peace.
But liberation can come at a cost: when the IMC and the Militia departed, they took everything of value and left the Frontier worlds in disarray. With no way to support themselves, the people of the Frontier had no choice but to leave their homes. The brave relocated to the Outlands.
A remote cluster of planets on the fringes of the Frontier, the Outlands are untouched by war and teeming with resources and opportunity. But life is cheap here, and danger lurks around every corner. Its pioneers, explorers, and outlaws used to spend their lives locked in an endless power struggle – now, they settle their differences in the Apex Games, a bloodsport where Legends from all corners of the Frontier compete for money, fame, and glory.
Apex Legends is currently available for free on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Many of the top streamers are currently streaming the game and is actually the most popular game streamed beating out the likes of Fortnite, PUBG, LoL, and other games.