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Tech & ScienceFortnite, look out: Apex Legends tallies 25 million players a week after launch

11:35  12 february  2019
11:35  12 february  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Apex Legends , the free-to- play battle royale game from the creators of Titanfall, has just passed 25 million registered players after just one week since its Epic Games, the developers behind Fortnite , gave out the very first metrics for its battle royale hit in January 2018, when Fortnite had 45 million

Then, later this week we’ll be celebrating Valentine’ s Day by introducing some limited-time Valentine’ s Day themed loot, so all you ( Apex Legends ) lovers out We’re also thrilled to announce that since last Monday, more than 25 M players have jumped into the game, and over the weekend we had well

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Apex Legends continues to grow.

The new video game from industry giant Electronic Arts has been grabbing attention online as it takes on one of the world's most popular games, Epic's Fortnite: Battle Royale. Like Fortnite, Apex Legends is free to download and is designed as a last-man-standing "battle royale" title.

And Apex Legends appears to be growing fast. Last week, the company said the game counted 10 million players in the first 72 hours since the game's launch. Now it's at 25 million players.


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More than 25 million players have now tried Apex Legends , Respawn' s Vince Zampella announced in a blog post. Apex Legends is nowhere close to Fortnite , however, as the game--which is much older Since we launched Apex Legends last week on Monday we've seen the creation of an Apex

Apex Legends has also hit 25 million total players , and now Respawn Entertainment is looking And the shooter had more than 2 million concurrent players during the peak of its first weekend. And in gaming as a whole, its only points of comparison are Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’ s

"Since we launched Apex Legends last week on Monday we've seen the creation of an Apex Legends community that is excited, thriving, and full of great feedback and ideas," Vince Zampella wrote in a blog post. (Zampella is head of Respawn Entertainment, which made Apex Legends and its predecessor, Titanfall.) "Our goal is to build this game with you, our community, so keep giving us your feedback because we really are listening."

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EA's success with Apex Legends marks a potential for it to take on Fortnite, which counted 200 million players in December. (Epic didn't immediately respond to a request for updated figures.) Those millions of players have turned Fortnite into a cultural phenomenon, played by celebrities, musicians and sports stars.

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Apex Legends reached 1m players just eight hours after launch and 2 . 5 m after one day. In a blog post on publisher EA' s website, Respawn' s Vince Zampella said that as well as reaching the 10 million player count in short order, Apex Legends also had a high of over 1 million concurrents battling in

Apex Legends has had an unforgettable release as the game welcomed 25 million players in the span of one week , and one player , in particular, might never forget their first Looks like MrJakeHD will be able to buy everything under the Apex Legend ' s sun after the big contribution to his account.

Player counts aren't the only signs of Apex Legends' success. Shortly after the announcement Monday, gamers were playing Apex Legends on the popular streaming game service Twitch at nearly three times the number they were Fortnite, and even more than other popular streaming games like League of Legends.


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Respawn CEO Vince Zampella revealed today that Apex Legends has surpassed 25 million players in the one week since its launch . Those figures peaked over the weekend when Apex Legends had more than two million people playing concurrently. However, 2019 has another metric that' s nearly

It’ s called Apex Legends , and it’ s a free-to- play battle royale game in the vein of Epic Games’ hugely successful and influential Fortnite . Having played a fair number of hours of the game on private servers at the event last week , I can Apex Legends is a whole lot of fun, but like the best BR games, squeezing out a win can be overwhelming Apex Legends hits 10 million players in just three days.

"The game is off to a phenomenal start," Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter wrote in a note to investors last week.

Though EA's financial results over the last holiday season were disappointing (in part because of Fortnite's popularity), Pachter expects Apex Legends to contribute $100 million to EA's revenues in its next fiscal year.

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