Since its surprise launch in February 2019, Apex Legends has become one of the major players in the free-to-play Battle Royale genre of games. Though growth has slowed down substantially, EA reported that Apex Legends has now officially surpassed 100 million players.
Making the announcement on Twitter, the Apex Legends team said “100 million strong, and we’re just getting started. Thank you, Legends!” revealing that the free-to-play title now boasts over 100 million players just over 2 years after its launch.
Apex Legends launched on the 4th of February 2019 to rapid success, amassing over 25 million players within its first week. By October of that same year, Apex Legends boasted over 70 million players. While 100 million is a major milestone, it is interesting to see only 30 million more players added in the past year and a half – especially with the game coming to new platforms during this time.
100 million strong, and we're just getting started. Thank you, Legends! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/FlINru0lx5
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) April 14, 2021
For comparison’s sake, Fortnite, which was released in September of 2017, currently sits at 350 million players – though the game is available on many more platforms than Apex Legends. One of the other major competitors is Call of Duty: Warzone, which only launched in March of last year. Despite this, the game already has 85 million players while being on fewer platforms than both Fortnite and Apex Legends.
Apex Legends is currently on its 8th season, and with the team “just getting started” it will be interesting to see what they have planned for the future of Apex Legends.
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