EA’s Stock Jumps 11% After Apex Legends Hits 10 Million Players

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Apex Legends had 10 million players within 72 hours after launch.

The plot twist: EA shares were up more than 13% on Friday afternoon. For a time it looked like it was fixed, but still the game's forums continue to be flooded with players saying that they are unable to get in a single match, particularly on PC.

Apex Legends took the world by storm with its surprise launch on February 4th, 2019. Despite being "yet another" battle royale (BR) game, Titanfall dev Respawn Entertainment's latest project has clearly captured the attention of gamers around the globe - and it's not hard to see why. Even with the pedigree of developer Respawn Entertainment, no one could have predicted the success it's garnered.

Problem is, sometimes Apex Legends won't begin searching because it says the party isn't ready. There is no option to just play solo, and by default, one member of your squad is chosen as leader to guide the rest of you to your starting point. They're the characters themselves, and as of right now you can spend Apex Coins or Legend Tokens on unlocking Caustic and Mirage.

Apex Legends is set 30 years after the events in Titanfall 2 and happens in an area called the Outlands; there are no mechs in the game.

Apex Legends is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. While you can queue up by yourself in the main lobby of the game, you can't play Apex Legends by yourself.

Although a free-to-play game, the game does feature loot boxes in the form of Apex Packs, which cost money. That could be a cause for concern, but since it's following a format nearly identical to the other battle royale games on the market, it will likely cost no more than around $15/£15 at the absolute maximum.

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