Even though it seems Fortnite has taken over the video game world, there’s still room for competition. Feel free to ask the Apex Legends community.
Electronic Arts confirmed today during a recent earnings report that its twist on the Battle Royale genre has reached 70 million players. That’s impressive, considering that the game only launched back in February.
But then again, Apex Legends knows all about setting records. Within its first eight hours of release, the free-to-play shooter already reached one million gamers. And eventually, it got to the point where 2.5 million joined in through the first day and 25 million in about a week.
Since that time, Respawn has made critical additions to the game. Season 2, for example, introduced some tweaks to the battle map, along with a series of limited-time events. And the third season, which is currently underway, has a whole new map to explore. There’s also the Halloween event going on right now called Fight or Fright.
Although exact earnings for Apex Legends did not come out, 70 million players does mean EA and Respawn plan to continue giving it support. We shouldn’t be surprised if EA announces a new event for it in time for the holidays, along with a potential season four sometime in 2020.
Congrats to EA and Respawn on the success of the game. Now it’s just a matter of time seeing when it will eventually cross over the 100 million player mark. Perhaps around the beginning of the year?
Apex Legends is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin PC.