Apex Legends Hits 50 Million Players in a Month, Outpacing Fortnite in a Big Way
Respawn Entertainment’s new battle royale game Apex Legends is a hit. A big hit. Perhaps “on track to be the biggest battle royale game yet” kind of big. This morning Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella popped up on Twitter to announce that Apex Legends managed to surpass 50 million players in its first month on the market. A pretty legendary accomplishment, I’d say!
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
Apex Legends is currently outpacing current battle royale market leader Fortnite in a big way. It took over 16 weeks for Epic’s game to hit 50 million players, and Fortnite’s current playercount of around 200 million is largely due to its mobile release. Apex Legends hasn’t come out on mobile yet – if and when it does, the game could really take off.
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
Haven’t tried out Apex Legends yet? The game’s free to play, so you don’t have anything to lose. If you need some extra incentive, you can check out Wccftech’s very positive review of the game…
“Even with other games looming on the horizon to cover, Apex Legends has been the one title I’ve gone back to again and again over the last week. No other battle royale game has so readily captured my interest and kept me wanting to play. Defeat doesn’t sting for very long because I can just hit the ground running in the next match and have fun shooting my way to the top. […] If Respawn can keep new content and characters flowing, Apex Legends easily stands a chance at being the best in the genre.”
Apex Legends is currently available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The game’s first season of new content arrives sometime this month.