Apex Legends crossed 1 million concurrent players in under 72 hours

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If you scroll over to the options, which are quite varied for a console FPS (always nice to see), there's a curious option called "convert incoming voice chat to text" that doesn't seem to do anything, apart from brick the game itself. Apex Legends reached 1m players just eight hours after launch and 2.5m after one day. Indeed, Apex Legends has been topping Twitch viewing figures since its launch, and is still in pole position at the time of writing, with just shy of 140,000 viewers, considerably outstripping second-place League of Legends which is on 102,000.

It's evident that Apex Legends will be getting a mobile port in the coming months. Another important metric for the performance of free-to-play battle royale titles like Apex Legends is Twitch, the game reached nearly 500,000 viewers there at its peak.

EA said on Tuesday its decision not to release a battle royale version of "Battlefield V" was one reason why it sold some one million fewer units than expected in the final quarter of 2018. But a graphically-intensive game like Apex Legends might struggle on Nintendo's home console.

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We conceded the counter-attack, and at that point it was more hard . Of course, they're all happy after winning the game.

"It's an impressive number and a great start to a new cornerstone property for EA - something the company needs following a string of missteps with its non-sports franchises", said Oppenheimer & Co analyst Andrew Uerkwitz. See it in action in the gameplay video above, and read our impressions of the game from an early preview.

Problem is, sometimes Apex Legends won't begin searching because it says the party isn't ready.

EA has forecast about $4.75 billion in adjusted revenue for fiscal year 2019.