There’s really no stopping Apex Legends’ rise to the top as the latest Battle Royale game managed to hit 25 million active players in its first week alone...
Feb 13, 2019
There’s really no stopping Apex Legends’ rise to the top as the latest Battle Royale game managed to hit 25 million active players in its first week alone. The developers, Respawn Entertainment, were the ones to share the news to their millions of players. To be fair, this shouldn’t come off as a surprise. The game, which was based off of the hit FPS title series, Titanfall, saw 2.5 million players in just 24 hours with zero to no marketing effort months prior to its release to the market. In comparison, Fortnite, which is considered as the top Battle Royale title, took six weeks to hit 20 million active players after it first released, and that was a game that was heavily advertised and marketed. Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella talked in length about the achievement, referring to their goal, which is to build the game with the community and encouraging fans to keep on giving them feedback on the game. The CEO referred to the excitement of the community regarding the game as “electric” before teasing future for Apex Legends, which will see its first Season kick off sometime in March. Apex Legends can be considered as a spin-off of the Titanfall games. It is free-to-play on the major platforms, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For monetization, Apex Legends has cosmetics-only in-game purchases.