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Titanfall universe battle royale game Apex Legends attracts 1 million players in under 8 hours

Apex Legends is a battle royale game where a player can fight as a human or robot. (Source: Twitter/Vince Zampella)
Apex Legends is a battle royale game where a player can fight as a human or robot. (Source: Twitter/Vince Zampella)
Vince Zampella, one of the founders of Respawn Entertainment, has announced that the new battle royale game Apex Legends has broken the one million unique players mark in under eight hours. The impressive feat is testament to a combination of the genre’s popularity and the huge Titanfall fanbase. Apex Legends is set in the Titanfall universe.

It seems Apex Legends is already a hit and the game has only just been released. The latest entry to the battle royale genre comes from Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts (EA) and is free to download and play. The game has managed to attract over one million unique players in less than eight hours, although there is still some grumbling among fans about the absence of Titans in the new title and the forlorn status of Titanfall 3.

It’s important to bring something new to a genre that is already dominated by Fortnite and PUBG. The developers behind Apex Legends have focused on teamwork, so that the game features small squads of three players who can support and assist each other. The battle royale game allows for 60 players, or “Legends”, in total. Regular genre features such as a shrinking map and weapons cache hunting are included.

Although Apex Legends is based in the Titanfall universe, players won’t find themselves utilizing the famed Titan exoskeletons. There is no parkour-style wall running either. Many gamers have been applauding the company’s impressive achievement, but there are plenty who are disgruntled about Titanfall 3’s no-show. With the Respawn team occupied with this surprise smash hit and also working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, it seems likely the third installment in the main Titanfall series isn’t coming anytime soon.

You can watch the great Apex Legends official launch trailer below, which highlights the battle royale game’s focus on three-person teams. The game can be downloaded for free on PS4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC – in-game purchases are available.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-02- 5 (Update: 2019-02- 5)