Apex Legends is one of the top battle royale titles in the world, alongside PUBG and Fortnite. The game was released in February and since then, it has been played by millions of players. EA released it without any prior marketing or announcement, and fans were surprised after seeing it. Instead of just attracting players towards the game through advertisements, EA wanted people to actually test the game for themselves.
Apex’s First Month
During its first three days, Apex Legends was downloaded by more than 10 million people. Hence, it was confirmed that the launch was successful. One week later, 25 million players had downloaded the game. And at the game’s one-month anniversary, it was revealed that the number has doubled, and 50 million players have downloaded the latest battle royale title from EA. If we compare it Fortnite, then Apex’s launch was better than it. It took Fortnite around two weeks to reach 10 million downloads, something which Apex achieved in just 72 hours.
Ups and Downs
After a few months, Apex’s viewership on Twitch and its overall player count started to decrease. This was because many players started to lose their interest in the game, and eventually stopped playing it. Most of them claimed that they left the game because of the lack of content, while some stopped playing because of various bugs and glitches. This was the time when everyone thought that Apex will soon become a failure.
Things started to change when Respawn released season 2. The first season of the game was criticized for a lot of things, and its battle pass was also criticized for featuring poor content. Respawn carefully read the feedback provided by fans and made sure that the same mistakes aren’t repeated in the second season. And this is exactly what happened. Fans absolutely loved the second season and many players who once left the game started returning. EA’s CEO even claimed that the second season helped them with increasing daily as well as weekly players.
Player Count Has Increased
A few weeks back, season 3 went live, which again changed the game for better. It introduced a lot of exciting new content to the game, including a brand-new map. And now, months after reaching the 50-million milestone, EA has finally decided to give an update on the player count. According to the company’s CEO Vince Zempella, the current player count of Apex Legends is 70 million players.
The most important thing to keep in mind here is that all of this is because of Respawn’s hard work and dedication. They have always listened to their fans and have delivered what they have asked for. Although the game mid had some rough months, but the developers have now improved the game. 70 million players count might not be as big as Fortnite’s player count, but the day is not far when Apex surpasses every other battle royale title in the world.