Apex Legends Hits 25 Million Players In Just One Week
When people talk about Battle-Royale Games, only Fortnite and PUBG take the stage. Well, not anymore. Apex Legends, the free-to-play battle royale shooter from the creators of Titanfall, just hit a new milestone. In just a week after its launch, Apex Legends has passed 25 million players. This shows that the game has just gone explosively viral. Respawn CEO Vince Zampella tweeted that the game recorded over 2 million concurrent players last weekend.
Now, Epic Games’ Fortnite is currently the biggest competitor to this new battle-royale game. Four months after launch, Fortnite had a total of 45 million registered players across all platforms. Apex legends has already achieved more than half that player base in almost 1/16th of the same time. We can say that Apex Legends is going to hit the mark soon enough because graphs don’t lie.
One of the most important factors in making this game a success is the fact that the game is free-to-play across all the platforms. Furthermore, it’s available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, just like Fortnite. Also, the game is planning to integrate cross-platform gaming across all devices in the distant future, including smartphones. Recently, a lot of hype has been raised around mobile gaming, and we can’t help but wonder about when the initiative will take place.
It’s still very impressive how Apex legends has managed to optimize a lot of features and servers in accordance to the rising number of players. A lot of Apex Legends communities have sprung up across social media, encouraging new gameplay styles and tips/tricks. Respawn Entertainment already has its first e-sports tournament for Apex Legends starting tomorrow. It’s also planning to launch a battle pass subscription at the beginning of the next month.
Streaming And Player Base
Respawn CEO posts “Since we launched Apex Legends last week on Monday we’ve seen the creation of an Apex Legends community that is excited, thriving, and full of great feedback and ideas. Our goal is to build this game with you, our community, so keep giving us your feedback because we really are listening”. The game’s popularity was boosted by famous professional player/streamer, Michael Grzesiek aka “Shroud”. The Polish-Canadian player has a massive viewer base on the popular streaming platform, Twitch. A lot of gamers were intrigued when they saw the streamer hands-on with the game. Hence, the player base of Apex Legends just skyrocketed.
Are you planning to play Apex Legends anytime soon? Or will you wait for reviews to get your hands on the game? We might be reviewing the game very soon, so stay tuned. The game is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and is free-to-play on all devices.