Respawn Entertainment revealed that more than 50 million players have dropped into Apex Legends' battle royale arena since the game launched on 04 February 2019. The developer celebrated the milestone with a new statistics highlights video.
Apex Legends is taking over the world at the moment and it looks like nothing can stop Respawn Entertainment's battle royale from reaching the ultimate, top spot. In the latest video shared by Apex Legends Twitter, Respawn have revealed that exactly a month since the release date, Apex Legends attracted more than 50 million players.
This time, Respawn didn't share the concurrent player numbers which reached 2 million in the first week. Instead, the developer used the highlights video to reveal, a few other, interesting statistics. During the first month, players used more than 158 million finishers, activated more than 1.23 billion ultimate abilities, placed 31 billion pings and respawned 170 million times.
The video also includes a Mozambique stat which is more of a joke for the shotgun that became a meme in the Apex Legends community. Apparently, someone actually managed to get a kill using the ineffective shotgun pistol.
On a serious note though, the new Apex Legends' player numbers mean that the game doubled its player count since 12 February 2019 when Respawn revealed the 25 million players milestone. These numbers mean that Apex Legends is climbing in a much faster tempo than the current battle royale king Fortnite.
It took Epic's title around sixteen weeks to reach 45 million players but of course, Apex Legends is still way off from Fortnite's 200 million players. However, if the player numbers continue to skyrocket like in the first month, it won't take long before we see Respawn's title going head to head with Fortnite.
To help with that, Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella announced "much more" is coming in the near future, and various leaks revealed earlier that new Legends, game modes, weapons and vehicles are planned.
All in all, it's safe to say that Apex Legends has been a proper hit for both the developer Respawn and publisher EA. Without the announcements and huge marketing campaigns, Apex Legends become one of the most popular games in the world in such short notice which can't be said for other EA titles such as Anthem.