EA and Respawn's Titanfall battle royale, Apex Legends, has only been live for a week and has already passed the 25 million player mark. Of those 25 million, 2 million players have been playing concurrently at least once in the first week of service, which is pretty darn incredible. In addition, Respawn teased some upcoming Valentine's Day loot, because why not right?
To celebrate the milestone, Vince Zampella offered some commentary on the EA blog:
What a week! 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. Our goal is to build this game with you, our community, so keep giving us your feedback because we really are listening.
I can't tell you everything we have planned, and we are looking at changes based on player feedback and experiences. However, I do want to call out a few things happening over the next couple of weeks.
First up, the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge. Sponsored by our friends at Twitch, the Rivals Apex Legends Challenge will take place this Tuesday the 12th and next Tuesday the 19th, with 48 of the biggest streamers on Twitch competing live in Apex Legends. We'll be co-streaming all the action from our Apex Legends Twitch channel here: www.twitch.tv/playapex.
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 there keep your eyes open.
Don't forget, Season One kicks off in March, introducing the debut of our Battle Pass as well as new Legends, weapons, loot, and more.
We're also thrilled to announce that since last Monday, more than 25M players have jumped into the game, and over the weekend we had well over 2M concurrent players at our peak. Like I said earlier, what a week!
From everyone here at Respawn, thank you. The community's excitement for Apex Legends is electric, and we feel it here at the studio. We couldn't have gotten where we are without you and look forward to having you on this journey with us.
For our thoughts on Apex Legends so far, you can head on over here, where we talk about how refreshing it is in a landscape filled with battle royales.
You can check out all the week 1 stats for Apex Legends in the video below.