Apex Legends: Two Playable Characters are LGBTQ, Says EA

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It doesn't feature those mechs, but it does feature some surprisingly polished content at launch and that has quickly carried the game to 10 million players with one million concurrent.

EA and Respawn have confirmed two playable characters in their new free-to-play battle royale game, Apex Legends, are members of the LGBTQ community. Check out the full thank you letter Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella posted to the game's fans. We knew it would be risky to take the franchise in this direction, to go free to play, and do a surprise launch. Whether Apex Legends will be a moneymaker is still an open question, but the positive press definitely pours some salve on the company's wounds.

Part of the game's success can be attributed to influencers, as Apex Legends continues to top the charts on Twitch and hit the top five in Mixer. During its first day, the game's performance exceeded expectations and drew in over a million unique players and more.

"We hoped you'd love it as much as us, but never in our wildest dreams could we have expected the outpouring of support and positivity we've seen", continues Zampella.

Respawn, the developers of the Titanfall series, dropped Apex Legends earlier this week with no marketing and no mention, but that hasn't stopped the game from gaining popularity. When a story broke about an Apex Legends player finding a "dog shrine", one developer made a decision to share the heartbreaking story behind it.

It'll be hard for Apex Legends to beat the eventual records hit by PUBG and Fortnite, which have racked up hundreds of millions of players.

Of course, reaching 10 million four times as fast as Fortnite is no small an achievement, but Apex Legends' real test will be in the weeks to come.

This is just the beginning!

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