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EA Falls Most Since February as Snag in Apex Legends Sows Doubts

Attendees stand in front of a Electronic Arts logo displayed on a screen during the company's EA Play event.

Attendees stand in front of a Electronic Arts logo displayed on a screen during the company's EA Play event.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Electronic Arts Inc. was the worst performing stock in the S&P 500 index Friday, as the second-season release of "Apex Legends" hit a snag, raising concerns the new version of the publisher’s latest smash-hit may not satisfy gamers as hoped.

Optimism may have been too high. In early June SunTrust told clients trade press reviews had skewed positive for the game’s rebirth with improvements to weapons and maps.