There’s a new game on the block and it’s already a smash hit. Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends has surpassed Fortnite’s record with 10 million players in just three days.
Fortnite’s new rival?
It’s a no-brainer that Epic Games’ Fortinte was among the biggest popular games of 2018. The game turned into a pop culture phenomenon with over 200 million players and there are no signs of slowing down. However, with the release of Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends, they’re giving Fortnite some serious competition.
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10 million players in 72 hours
Since its release, Apex Legends received a whopping 10 million players and one million concurrent players within just 72 hours. Whereas, Fornite took two weeks to reach the milestone in 2017. The battle royale-based game made a surprise announcement as a free-to-play game last Monday, reaching one million gamers within just eight hours and 2.5 million players after one day.
Unexpected record by Apex Legends
After the successful record, Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella issued a blog post thanking gamers and confessed he didn’t expect this record in his “wildest dreams.” He said, “We hoped you’d love it as much as us, but never in our wildest dreams could we have expected the outpouring of support and positivity we’ve seen. From all of us at Respawn, thank you for giving us and Apex Legends a chance. Thank you for joining us on this journey. This is just the beginning! We have so much more in store for you this year.”