Apex Legends Hits 1 Million Players In 8 Hours

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In battle royale games, up to 100 players are paradropped on the map and the last person or team standing wins. Respawn isn't blind to that response, and that's why the Apex Legends release date came so suddenly.

"There are some people who think there are too many battle royale games or it's a fad, the world thinks we're making Titanfall 3 and we're not - this is what we're making..." Instead, Apex Legends takes a page from Overwatch in highlighting a roster of characters that each bring unique gear and abilities to the mix.

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See above. Despite Xbox One and PC games often being among the first to take the cross-platform baby steps for any given game, there are now no plans in place for that to happen in Apex Legends.

What's unusual about the game, however, is that despite being set in the Titanfall universe, players won't be able to get into any mechs - news that likely ruffle a few feathers of franchise fans.

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The real kicker? That EA plans to launch Apex Legends soon. Rumored throughout the past week and officially revealed Monday, Apex Legends is free-to-play and available now on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Once players are ready to begin, they'll choose their drop point with the Jumpmaster system, giving each squad full control over exactly where they drop in.

Apex Legends showcases several new genre-leading innovations, starting before players even start the match. The game is set in the Titanfall universe, which Respawn is also the creator of, but unfortunately, it looks like you aren't able to call down Titans as you play. The game's focus appears to be on teamwork and balancing the squad.

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In the press release, EA has also announced the first season of Apex Legends, and it'll start this March, and will feature the "Battle Pass", which will grant access to exclusive cosmetic items earned through gameplay.

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