Well, if you thought you Apex Legends wouldn’t last the week, boy were you wrong. EA and Respawn revealed how wrong you were by revealing the numbers one week after release. Spoiler: there are a lot of people playing!
Vince Zampella, the CEO of Respawn revealed on the official EA channel that Apex Legends has passed 25 million players since launching last Monday. Over the weekend, the numbers saw two million concurrent players playing the game. That’s something you don’t see often.
Also, Season One launches in March and with that comes a Battle Pass, with new characters and weapons and loot. Valentine’s Day sees limited-time Valentine’s Day loot.
Lastly, the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge is happening and is sponsored by Twitch. This takes place today, February 12, and next Tuesday, February 19. Join the stream and watch 48 of the biggest streamers on Twitch compete live as they take on Apex Legends. You can watch all the action here.
Judging by the video posted above, Twitch streamers love this game. The longevity those influencers bring surely help seat Apex Legends as a titan among the battle royale series. Since launch, I’ve spent a handful of hours playing and so far I really enjoy the game. Tight controls and great level design provide a good experience and without the tediousness of having to build like in Fortnite, this is right up my alley.
Consequently, all this attention on Respawn means a resurgence in players playing Titanfall 2 on all platforms. After being slotted between some of 2016’s biggest fall launch titles, Titanfall 2 never got the proper love it deserved.