Monday, March 4, 2019

Apex Legends Crosses 50 Million Players

With only four weeks after release, free-to-play Battle Royale game Apex Legends has gained 50 million players.

Launching out of nowhere on February 4, 2019, free-to-play Battle Royale game Apex Legends from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts hit the video gaming industry like a wrecking ball and owned it.

The game has been passing one after another milestone ever since it is released and just within four weeks after it initially came out, Respawn's Titanfall series spin-off has successfully managed to hit a whooping 50 million overall player count.

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Apex Legends Crosses 50 Million Players

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When the game went live, a staggering one million players joined to compete against each other in first eight hours, which grew into an impressive 2.5 million count over PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide by the end of that day.

Soon, people from all over the world took notice of its presence and quickly start comparing it to the closest market competitor, Fortnite Battle Royale, which is another Battle Royale game that has seen a booming growth in a very short time.

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Fortnite took an entire 16 weeks to amass 45 million players but back then, that number was pretty remarkable. After its launch in September 2017, the game picked up 125 million players and accomplished 200 million participants so far.

However, Apex has gathered more than what Epic Games' last-man-standing shooter did in a couple of months but at an incredibly faster rate by reaching 50 million players mark in 28 just days, thus putting other titans of the industry in shame.

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Fortnite originally launched with a co-op survival game mode titled Save the World but failed to gain traction from players until they came up with free-to-play Battle Royale component. Aside from a massive player base, it garnered cultural relevance and huge popularity.

Although both Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds are still ruling champions when it comes to Battle Royale genre, Apex Legends surely is a new champion on the rising and probably the competition that can possibly overthrow the reigning supreme.