Apex Legends Surpasses 2.5 Million Unique Users in Under 48 Hours
Apex Legends, a Titanfall battle royale game, has already passed 2.5 million users and 600k concurrent players according to EA CEO Andrew Wilson.
EA reported their Q3 financial results today and with it came a ton of news on both upcoming and previously released titles. While Apex Legends, a team-based battle royale game set in the Titanfall universe, was only briefly brought up in the official report as CEO Andrew Wilson said he was “very excited about Apex Legends,” the company delved into its performance in its first two days on the market during a Q&A with investors.
Yesterday, Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella revealed that the game passed 1 million players. Today, EA CEO Andrew Wilson told investors that Apex Legends has already hit 2.5 million unique users across PC, PS4, and Xbox One in less than 48 hours. “While it is early, what I can say is that in the first 24 hours we had more than two and a half million unique users,” said EA’s CEO. “We are trending fast towards 3 million users.”
Still, a high number of unique users doesn’t mean much if no one is playing; fortunately, that doesn’t seem to be an issue for Apex Legends as it has hit a peak concurrent player count of 600,000 users today. That means that around 10,000 matches were happening at the same time earlier today. “We had nearly 600,000 concurrent users kind of in the middle of Tuesday,” revealed Andrew. “It’s very early, but the response to the game has been very, very strong…player sentiment seems to be very, very high right now.”
As you probably know by now, Apex Legends was leaked following an event for influencers last week. The game was then confirmed by Vince Zampella on Super Bowl Sunday before it was fully unveiled during a livestream and released on Monday. Even though the game doesn’t feature series staples like titans or wallrunning, reception the the battle royale game seems to have been fairly positive and people are clearly playing.
Even if the game isn’t your cup of tea, fans of Titanfall will be happy to hear that another “experience” set in the universe of Titanfall is poised to come out sometime over the next fiscal year, even if several Respawn Entertainment developers have said they aren’t working on Titanfall 3.
To get a better idea of how Apex Legends plays, check out the video below. If you want to try the game out for yourself and add to this already beefy player count, Apex Legends is currently free-to-play for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.