Apex Legends Hits 25M Players with 2M Peak Concurrent Over the Weekend

While Apex Legends has only been out for a week, EA's battle royale game is off to an unbelievable start. The game reached 25M total players and hit a peak 2M concurrent players over the weekend. Just for reference, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds hits a peak of ~1M players these days, so while Apex Legends hasn't quite approached Fortnite levels of success just yet, it's hit the 1M and 2M concurrent player milestone much faster.

It took Fortnite 16 weeks to hit 2M peak concurrent users while Apex Legends did it in a week. Fortnite's current peak players is 8.3M.

While the game's first week has been great, Respawn Entertainment has a lot planned for the game. Here's whats coming over the next few 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.

Source: Official site