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Zampella: Apex Legends passes 25 million players

Surprise! EA’s first battle royale game, set in the Titanfall universe, is actually a massive success.

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Apex Legends 25 million players

Surprise! EA’s first battle royale game, set in the Titanfall universe, is actually a massive success.

Apex Legends has had a busy first week or so.

From pre-release leaks to surprise launch, it all seemed over very quickly. Suddenly Apex Legends was upon us. But for an EA game featuring loot boxes – an unholy union for angry, video game YouTube – nobody really knew how well it was going to be received. It also has a really terrible name.

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Then people started playing it, and they rather liked it.

So many people, in fact, that Respawn CEO and founder Vince Zampella today announced that Apex Legends has picked up over 25 million players since launch.

Apex Legends also peaked at over 2 million concurrent players across all platforms over the weekend, another tasty milestone.

The name is still just terrible, though. It’s presumably too late to change it, EA?

If that’s the case, maybe an abbreviation would be better, like CODBLOPS or PUBG? How about, erm, ApeLegs? Is that better? Is that worse? We don’t know any more. It’s just so very bad.

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