Apex Legends Crushes a New Milestone With 50 Million Players

Apex Legends Crushes a New Milestone With 50 Million Players

Respawn Entertainment's battle royale continues to draw in new players.

Apex Legends continues to be a success for Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts. Following previous milestones, Respawn CEO Vince Zampella took to Twitter to day to announce that the game crossed 50 million player since its launch.

"Thank you to the 50 million players that have shown up in the first month since Apex Legends launched! You have all made this something special and there's much more to come!" said Zampella in his statement. Apex Legends reached 10 million players in only 72 hours as part of its meteoric rise.

There's more coming to Apex Legends in the future. Respawn Entertainment has already added the new Havoc Rifle to use all that additional energy ammo lying around the map. Solo and Duo modes have also been datamined, but not confirmed by Respawn. And though Apex Legends is a spinoff of the Titanfall franchise, it's not the only Titanfall experience coming this year.

Apex Legends' success as a free-to-play battle royale title has also touched on Epic Games' Fortnite, the biggest battle royale on the block. Already, Fortnite has tweaked an existing mechanic to work like Apex Legends' unique ping system. Players have also seen a random van that looks like it might be Fortnite's take on Apex Legends' team respawn system.

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