Respawn Entertainment’s surprise launch of a battle royale set in the Titanfall universe has taken the whole world by storm, and it’s racked up a seriously impressive number of players since it released last month.
Apex Legends took to social media to announce that it’s hit the 50 million player mark – and it’s happened in a quarter of the time it took Epic Games’ Fortnite to reach that height.
Apex Legends hit 50 Million players worldwide! We are humbled by all your support and can’t wait to show you what’s next. pic.twitter.com/QTDH57lfvB
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) March 4, 2019
The team behind Apex also teased the future of the game, saying: “We are humbled by all your support and can’t wait to show you what’s next.”
Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment also shared the news, adding: “You have all made this something special and there’s much more to come!”
Thank you to the 50 million players that have shown up in the first month since Apex Legends launched! You have all made this something special and there’s much more to come! pic.twitter.com/EoDcjF5q9E
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) March 4, 2019
Comparing the statistics to the battle royale behemoth that is Fortnite shows Apex has sky-rocketed to success, but don’t forget, battle royale games have grown in popularity since Fortnite first released.
Number of Apex Legends players after:
8 hours – 1m
1 day – 2.5m
3 days – 10m
1 week – 25m
4 weeks – 50m
Number of Fortnite BR players after:
2 weeks – 10m
6 weeks – 20m
11 weeks – 30m
16 weeks – 45m
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) March 4, 2019
Players couldn’t be happier with how Apex launched, with lots of people praising the developers for creating something truly remarkable.
You can tell by playing this game that it was made by devs who thoroughly wanted to make a fun game. Great job @respawn – Looking forward to the Star Wars game as well.
— Lirik (@LIRIK) March 4, 2019
We can definitely expect a lot more from Apex Legends, with Seasons, new characters, new modes and even the Titanfall Titans all expected to be added to the game in the coming months.
Featured Image Credit: Respawn Entertainment.