Apex Legends official artwork for Pathfinder

Apex Legends released a little over a week ago, and already it has managed to become incredibly successful. According to one of the recent announcements, Apex Legends has had more than 25 million players roam across its world, with over 2 million people playing at the same time throughout the weekend. Truly impressive numbers for a game that has launched without any sort of marketing campaign.

However, while Apex Legends is a pretty darn good game, it does still have some major problems. Crashes are a surprisingly common occurrence regardless of how powerful one's PC might be, there are some noticeable issues with lag when playing at prime time, and as is tradition with free-to-play games, there are a whole bunch of cheaters running around. In order to address these problems, as well as announce their plans for the future, Respawn has now released the first of a series of developer updates.

According to the developers, over 16,000 cheaters have already been banned from the game, while the anti-cheat software has been updated in order to prevent those exploits from making a return. On a similar note, the developers are also currently working on improving stability and performance across the board, with a major patch scheduled to arrive at some point next week. The details are still few and far between, but you'll be glad to hear that there will be a lot more patches to come in the near future.

The final major thing worth mentioning is that Respawn is planning to make these sort of developer updates a more regular occurrence. Not all of them will be ground-breaking or even that exciting, but they should provide some insight into what's happening behind the scenes, as well as what Respawn is currently working on.

Once the next patch arrives I'll make sure to let you know, but until then you can learn a little bit more about Respawn's plans by checking out the latest developer update.