Apex Legends reaches 25 million players in just one week

Just a few weeks ago, it would have been laughable to think that a new game could dethrone Fornite as a battle royale favorite. However, Apex Legends, a new genre title from Respawn Entertainment and EA, is making progress. In his first week he has already exceeded 25 million registered players .

The free Apex Legends software is available on console and PC, which may partly explain its explosive popularity. Barely three days after the game’s release, the game had already passed the 10 million player mark. Unlike PUBG and Fornite, the Legends of the game also have different strengths, weaknesses, and abilities, reminiscent of Blizzard’s Overwatch.

However, the EA game appears to be growing faster than its bigger rival Fortnite, at least at this early stage. In January 2018, after Epic Games’ battle royale had hit the market for roughly four months, the developer announced that Fortnite had 45 million registered players on console and PC. Since then, thanks to its move to iOS and Android and the cross-platform progression features it offers, Fornite has grown to reach over 200 million players.

Apex Legends is not behind in this aspect either. EA prepare already a mobile version of his hit, which could catapult him even further. The new game has also been helped by popular streamers like Ninja, Dr Disrespect, Shroud and others. So it’s no surprise that Respawn hosted an esports event.

Called the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge, the first will even take place today, February 12, and will be followed by another next Tuesday (February 19). The 48 biggest Twitch streamers will compete live. You can watch it here .

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