"It's not coming out today", wrote Respawn community manager Jay Frechette on reddit.
At this point, Respawn's battle royale doesn't need much assistance in its success - the Apex Legends player count can attest to that.More news: Italy Begins To Enforce 'No Vaccines, No School' Policy After Deadline Expires
Apex Legends fans found a new exploit to get free Apex Coins through the Origin Access pack. But EA made a big bet on streamers just ahead of the game's announcement, and now we've got a pretty good idea of just how big that wager was. According to a report from Reuters, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins was paid $1 million by EA to tweet and stream Apex Legends during its launch on the morning of February 4, 2019. We know this stuff is fun to dig up and speculate about, but you should not treat any of that info as a source of truth. Although EA refused to comment on the exact amount, an inside source confirmed to Reuters that the sum Tyler received was that $1 million jackpot, nearly double the streamer's average monthly income (reported to be around $500,000 a month, split between YouTube, Twitch and sponsorship deals). At best you should treat any posts about this as a rumour and the real info will come from us when we're ready to show off what's coming next.
Thank you to everyone for staying patient through this and hang tight.More news: Apple Announces March 25th Event at the Steve Jobs Theater
The new Legend - who was pictured in an Origin store leak (above) - is said to be quicker than his fellow competitors.
"This was a really well coordinated poaching of the top influencers the likes of which has not been seen so far in esports", said Kevin Knocke, VP of ReKTGlobal, suggesting that EA had also roped in streamers better-known for playing other blockbusters like "Call of Duty" or "PUBG".More news: Troegs moves up to No. 27 among nation's largest craft brewers