Last week, we wrote about whether Apex Legends could improve EA's financial outlook after the company suffered a "disappointing" Q3. It turns out it can. After destroying our Xbox Gameplay Chart and taking the top spot by storm, developer Respawn's founder Vince Zampella delivered an update that described the wondrous effect the game is having, as well as confirming the game will soon be beginning a special event.
The event will celebrate Valentine's Day with limited-time themed loot, although details about the event or the loot weren't given. What we do know is that Season One of the game will begin next month, and that will be introducing a Battle Pass, new Legends, more weapons, and new loot. As soon as we hear any more about these, we'll let you know.
Beginning today, February 12th, and also taking place on February 19th, those who prefer to watch the game might want to tune into the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge. The challenge sees 48 of the biggest Twitch streamers compete against each other, and you can see the action here.
This all comes amidst a stunning first week for the game. Since its launch last Monday, over 25 million players have played the game. Last weekend even saw 2 million concurrent players on the servers at its peak. The result is that EA's shares have increased by 6.2%, something that will come as a relief after they dropped by 10.6% after the Q3 earnings declaration. It seems like Apex Legends couldn't have come at a better time and their "different go-to-market strategy" has done the trick.
It seems fitting to let Zampella have the final word, so we'll do just that:
From everyone here at Respawn, thank you. The community’s excitement for Apex Legends is electric, and we feel it here at the studio. We couldn’t have gotten where we are without you and look forward to having you on this journey with us.
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