Apex Legends has hit yet another milestone, reaching 50 million players in just under a month, after an overwhelmingly great response to the free to play battle royale.
The game by Respawn entertainment has grown exponentially, with 2.5 million players playing within the first 24 hours, with the number growing to a massive 10 million in just 3 days. Within a week of its launch, it was also the most watched game on Twitch, with over 300k concurrent viewers at 1 point.
In comparison, Fortnite took a lot of months to hit the 50 million mark, while its 10 million players took the same time Apex Legends has to get 50.
These stats all but suggest that the Epic Games bet on Battle Royale is set to be dethroned as the biggest BR game after sitting very comfortably for over a year. However, it is not as easy as it seems on the surface. Fortnite by no means has lost viewers to Apex Legends and continues to beat its own records everyday.
In fact just last week it set a record for having 7.6 million concurrent players without any reason. The stats seem skewed as well; Fortnite was not launched as a Battle Royale Game for 2 months, with a Save the World Campaign not getting the same momentum the Battle Royale got.
While Apex Legends seems to be the game of the moment, we can only really compare it to Fortnite after a year of its launch when the initial hype around the game has died down.
Fortnite is still 200 million strong – and it will take some feat