It hasn’t even reached its apex yet
Remember when I said that Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends, the battle royale game based in the Titanfall universe has hit 1 million players?. Well, that’s old news. So what’s the new, hotness? Well, only that in 72 hours the game has managed to surpass 10 million players.
That’s not all it managed to do, as it’s also sitting at 1 million concurrent players. Which is significantly more important as it means people are staying online and playing it very large quantities.
In 72 hours, over 10 million players have jumped into Apex Legends and we’ve breached 1 million concurrent players!
This has been a truly incredible journey. We tested and tweaked. We argued and agreed. We got to a point where we felt some magic. We knew it would be risky to take the franchise in this direction, to go free to play, and do a surprise launch. But we fell in love with Apex Legends and wanted, needed, other people to play it too.
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. From all of us at Respawn, thank you for giving us and Apex Legends a chance. Thank you for joining us on this journey. This is just the beginning! We have so much more in store for you this year.
Think about that for a moment. 1 million in the first 8 hours and on the day of its release. Then 2.4 million players the next day. Now over 10 million, all within the span of a week. — Vince Zampella
To put that in context, it took the juggernaut that is Fortnite, two weeks to hit the same number. And the kicker here is that the game doesn’t even feature the Titans. Despite multiple claims that the game would fail without them. Oddly enough, this doesn’t seem like a game that’s failing. Does it seem like one to you?
These numbers are amazing for a title that was released less than a week ago. Not to mention for that landed right smack into a battle for battle royale game supremacy. Thankfully, not only does the game have a unique feel to it, but the game mechanics are refreshing and I’m simply in love with the ping system.
If you haven’t tried out Apex Legends, definitely give it a try. After multiple hours with the game, I can safely say that has more than enough to stand apart from the other battle royale games. Oh, and did I mention that it’s free?
Apex Legends is available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.