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Titanfall’s Free Battle Royale Game Sees One Million Players In Under Eight Hours

Move over, Fortnite!

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Yesterday might have been a boring old Monday for most of the world, but for the gaming community it was a very exciting day as it saw the launch of Titanfall‘s free-to-play battle royale game, Apex Legends.

The game, which was (unfortunately) leaked just a day before its “surprise” release, has been wowing both Titanfall fans, and those who’ve never played a game in the series before.

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The CEO of the games’ company Respawn Entertainment took to Twitter to share just how successful the free-to-play title has been, saying it was played by more than one million unique users in just the first eight hours of launch.

GOTY God Of War director, Cory Barlog, was quick to congratulate Respawn and its teams on the success, cheekily asking for some info on the company’s Star Wars game while at it…

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The news gets even better, as Apex Legends has become the most-viewed game on Twitch, beating the free-to-play battle royale powerhouse that is Fortnite by a huge number. Maybe Epic Games need to watch out…?

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Apex Legends has been incredibly well-received by the gaming community, with players branding it as “incredible.”

EA’s official Apex Legends site describes the game by saying: “Choose from a lineup of outlaws, soldiers, misfits, and misanthropes, each with their own set of skills. The Apex Games welcome all comers – survive long enough, and they call you a Legend.”

Have you played it yet?

 

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