Apex Legends Hits 1M Players Right Off

Vince Zampella tweets about the success of yesterday's launch of Apex Legends. Word is the free-to-play battle royale hit the one million player threshold within the first eight hours of its launch: "I’m so overwhelmed right now, @PlayApex broke a million unique players in under 8 hours. ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so much for showing up and being part of this with @Respawn you are amazing!!" There's also a post on reddit where Respawn recaps the launch. Word is to expect a small server patch this morning to address stability issues. They are also soliciting feedback:

The support and excitement for Apex Legends has been more than we could have imagined. The whole team is thrilled to see people loving the game as much as we do. We love the praise, but we also want to hear what could be better. A few things for example we’d love your feedback on:

  • How do weapons feel? Distinct? Samey?
  • Do Legend abilities feel effective?
  • Are you finding loot quickly enough? Is ammo too hard to find? Is a type of ammo feel to scarce?
  • What areas of the game could be explained better?
  • What do you wish Apex had that it doesn’t
  • What are your favorite cosmetics?

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Re: Apex Legends Hits 1M Players Right Off Feb 5, 2019, 12:39
Feb 5, 2019, 12:39
 
I played it a bit last night. Won one of my games because my team had a beast on it.

What I like:
* New Battle Royale Mechanics!
* Drop system is superior to other BR offerings (leader-led drops preventing that one dumbass that always seems to drop away from the rest of your team)
* Rez/Respawn Mechanic Points where you trade in your dead buddies badge adds a new strategic facet to the game play
* Gun play feels the best out of all the BR games
* Unique classes makes things more interesting and encourages team play with your randoms

And the aesthetic in general is great, feels very hunger games. The random announcements for new kill leaders, when the previous match champion gets taken out, how announcements are made in the arena in general. And I love the little touches like showing random players stats with their portrait on the big banner screens throughout the play field.

I am really enjoying the game so far. Have about 15 matches in, playing solo (going to play with friends tonight) and getting matched with pubs so far hasn't been the worst thing in the world... yet.
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