According to Vince Zampella, Apex Legends has already built up a player base of over one million users in less than eight hours.
Not to discount the incredible numbers the game has pulled in but — considering the list of streamers Respawn partnered with and the fact that the game is made by a studio of people that have been releasing blockbuster AAA games for the better part of 15 years — the news isn’t super surprising.
Having played (poorly) a couple hours of the game last night, I’m impressed with what I’ve seen. The game is a ton of fun and the launch has been very smooth. The game’s mostly bug free and has a fanbase that’s quickly forming already.