Solo and Duo modes might be coming to Apex Legends

Kelley Robertson
February 13, 2019

Developed by Respawn Entertainment, a development studio Electronic Arts has owned since late 2017, Apex Legends features a similar battle royale-style of gameplay popularized by Fortnite. With the player count rapidly increasing daily, in addition to Twitch's biggest streamers including Ninja and Dr, DisRespect shelving Fortnite for Apex, does the gaming industry have a new battle royale king?

In other words, in four days the game attracted 15 million players worldwide. "Just because of the large population, you can avoid stream-snipers". While it's likely that the developer is now working on new game modes to add to the roster, it could similarly be possible that these game modes were considered and subsequently scrapped.

It remains to be seen what Respawn has in store for Apex Legends moving forward, but its rapid growth certainly hasn't showed any signs of slowing just yet.

EA announced this week that Apex Legends, which came out on February 4 has more than 25 million players and had "well over 2 million concurrent players at our peak" in its first weekend.


Respawn's new title is another free-to-play title, which is likely vital to its rampant success so far. The game hit 1 million players in eight hours, increasing to 2.5 million players in one day. The grind can be long depending how much you win, but by saving up in-game currency or leveling up your rank, players have access to character and weapon skins, emotes, banners, and more.

Later on the call, he also talked a bit more about mobile too: "We are looking at how to take the game to mobile and cross-play over time, and I also expect that this game will have tremendous value in Asia, and we're in conversations about that".

And Apex Legends appears to be growing fast.

And as fans wait for news on Apex Legends PS4 crossplay, Sony America boss Shawn Layden has given an update on cross-platform support. Will players jump ship again?

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