Apex Legends First Special Event And Loot Teased For Valentine's Day

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The newly released battle royale game - labeled as "the Fortnite Killer" - went from a buzz-worthy title to an online phenomena in mere days.

CEO Andrew Wilson has confirmed that EA is "looking at" a mobile port of the free-to-play battle royale game.

USA players were responsible for $320 million of the half a billion total, that took the game 326 days to reach. Earlier today, livestream data website Gamoloco's founder, incolas, tweeted that players watched more than seven million hours in a single day. Apex Legends is doing so well it's boosted Titanfall 2's player numbers big time, and now Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella has announced the game has already surpassed 25 million players.

And now Apex Legends is the most-viewed title on the Twitch game streaming service.

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It remains to be seen what updates get added to Apex Legends to keep this staggering momentum going. For AL, micro-transactions obviously exist, but don't lock the majority of features behind a pay wall.

For now, Epic Games probably doesn't have too much to worry about. Its next level looting system almost does all the work for you by automatically equipping gear and accessories to your specific inventory slots. It looks as though the developers have been working on that, mulling over the idea of Solo and Duo modes that allow players to play alone or partner with one other person. No price tag is what played a major role in helping the game reach such a target. When it comes to battle royale games, characters only differ cosmetically.

With eight playable characters, it can be hard to determine which one to pick. The previous peak concurrent figure was 600,000, so it's increasing fast. Though EA's financial results over the last holiday season were disappointing (in part because of Fortnite's popularity), Pachter expects Apex Legends to contribute $100 million to EA's revenues in its next fiscal year. From being free-to-play to its smooth, varied, and stunning gameplay, it's hard to play anything else right now. This is a great number for a game that launched barely a week ago. The more important questions is, how long can it last on-top? Fortnite needed three months to reach 30 million players.

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