Apex Legends has become one of 2019’s biggest surprises. Leaked last week and revealed this week, the free-to-play battle royale game from Respawn Entertainment has been positively received from critics and gamers. With the player count rising 1 million within hours of launch and now at 10 million players and 1 million concurrent players.

The news came from EA and Respawn’s Vince Zampella:

In 72 hours, over 10 million players have jumped into Apex Legends and we’ve breached 1 million concurrent players!

This has been a truly incredible journey. We tested and tweaked. We argued and agreed. We got to a point where we felt some magic. We knew it would be risky to take the franchise in this direction, to go free to play, and do a surprise launch. But we fell in love with Apex Legends and wanted, needed, other people to play it too.

We hoped you’d love it as much as us, but never in our wildest dreams could we have expected the outpouring of support and positivity we’ve seen. From all of us at Respawn, thank you for giving us and Apex Legends a chance. Thank you for joining us on this journey. This is just the beginning! We have so much more in store for you this year.

This is probably the boost EA needs following its difficult fiscal year as Battlefield V has underperformed.

Apex Legends is now available for PS4, PC, and Xbox One.

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