Apex Legends had over 2.5 million players in its first day

Viewers were first greeted by a serene image of some grass on the Apex Legends stream

Viewers were first greeted by a serene image of some grass on the Apex Legends stream

While Apex Legends is free-to-play, Battlefield V is a retail game and you can pick up a copy for yourself on Amazon right now. Apparently, EA doesn't believe this will happen as "while they sit inside the battle royale genre, they are two very different types of experiences".

"It's very early, but the response to the game has been very, very strong". "Also, the strategic play, the vehicle play, the things that are unique to the Battlefield battle royale mode, will offer differentiation of play for a different part of that community". Both EA and Respawn has confirmed that there are two Apex Legends LGBTQ characters, amounting to a quarter of the current roster.

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However, it seems that the influencers' role in Apex Legends stretched beyond simple promotional purposes and actually had an influence on how the game was developed.

EA's official bio page for the Legends specifically notes the sexuality of Gibraltar, one of eight characters you can play as in Respawn's just-released battle royale. In the same call, Wilson mentioned that the game was trending "past towards 3 million unique users", and almost 600,000 peak and current users in the middle of a Tuesday!

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"I$3 n the first 24 hours, we've had over 2.5 million unique users, training fast toward 3 million unique users, and almost 600,000 peak and current users in the middle of a Tuesday, so it's very early, but the response to the game has been very, very strong".

I think the teams have done a tremendous job there and you should expect that we had very big and robust plans for this game and it will branch in a lot of different directions over time.

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