While some doubted the ability of Apex Digital to get close to the record-shattering release and growth of Fortnite, so far that doubt has been misplaced.
The new battle royale from EA and Respawn Entertainment has shocked the world and grown at a staggering rate. Many were surprised when the game hit 1 million players in the first eight hours, but even that could have potentially been written off as initial hype which certainly doesn’t keep a game alive.
But then it kept going, next up was 2.5 million at the 24-hour mark and then at 72 hours the game had already reached 10 million players.
“In 72 hours, over 10 million players have jumped into Apex Legends and we’ve breached 1 million concurrent players!” an official post marking the milestone from Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment said.
8hrs – 1M
24hrs – 2.5M
72hrs – 10Mhttps://t.co/b4WeEXWB4T
— Blake Robbins (@blakeir) February 7, 2019
Just how massive is that? Well, neither one of their other top tier battle royale compatriots had managed to do it. Fortnite took two weeks to achieve the same 10 million player mark while PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds was leagues behind at six months.
Similar to the words shared about Epic and Fortnite early on in its popularity, Respawn Entertainment shows no signs of slowing down with Apex Legends. The company has already laid out a road map of what’s being worked on and set to release within 2019. Road map:
Here’s the roadmap for what’s coming to Apex Legends in 2019. pic.twitter.com/iOle3XTQoG
— Apex Legends News (@TitanfallBlog) February 4, 2019