Apex Games is pretty much the only game people are playing/watching/talking about right now, and EA is relishing in its surprise victory.
The unexpected launch of the battle royale game was leaked just the day before it was available, and it’s not only seen shockingly impressive player numbers, but it’s even helped get people back into Titanfall 2 online, seeing as how Apex is set in the same universe and all.
Although it’s no secret that Apex has been successful, the numbers published by EA have shocked the gaming industry, as it’s been revealed that the game has hit 25 millions players in just seven days.
Been waiting all day to tell you this madness… @PlayApex hit 25 million players this morning. Read more about it at the link below. Remember we have Season One starting in March and more surprises coming. https://t.co/gwj1sZSQnY
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) February 11, 2019
Vince Zampella of Respawn Entertainment took to the EA website to express his thanks to the community, saying: “The community’s excitement for Apex Legends is electric, and we feel it here at the studio. We couldn’t have gotten where we are without you and look forward to having you on this journey with us.”
He also spilled the beans on what we can expect from the game in the coming weeks, writing: “I can’t tell you everything we have planned, and we are looking at changes based on player feedback and experiences. However, I do want to call out a few things happening over the next couple of weeks.
“First up, the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge. Sponsored by our friends at Twitch, the Rivals Apex Legends Challenge will take place this Tuesday the 12th and next Tuesday the 19th, with 48 of the biggest streamers on Twitch competing live in Apex Legends. We’ll be co-streaming all the action from our Apex Legends Twitch channel here: www.twitch.tv/playapex.
“Then, later this week we’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day by introducing some limited-time Valentine’s Day themed loot, so all you (Apex Legends) lovers out there keep your eyes open.”
One other stat is that Apex Legends has hit 2 million peak concurrent users (PCCU) within 1 week.
It took Fortnite 16 weeks to hit 2m concurrent players.
Fortnite’s PCCU is now 8.3m.
It’s higher than FIFA 18 which hit 1.6m PCCU.
PUBG PCCU on Steam is 3.2m. pic.twitter.com/m5eFelrOg2
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 11, 2019
Along with the 25 million players, Apex can also boast of two million peak concurrent users within one week – something which took Epic Games’ Fortnite 16 weeks to achieve. Apex Legends is even having a “better launch than the most successful game in recent history,” according to analyst Thomas Rice.
This is why people are getting positive on $EA — #ApexLegends is not just having a strong launch, it’s having a significantly better launch than the most successful game in recent history. pic.twitter.com/4vANqkHJ5k
— Thomas Rice (@thomasrice_au) February 11, 2019
— Thomas Rice (@thomasrice_au) February 8, 2019
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Featured Image Credit: Respawn Entertainment/EA