Surprising us by registering more than one million active players in just 8 hours after its first launch on PC platforms, PS 4, and Xbox One, Apex, this week, once again springs it on with a number of 25M players.

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Apex Legends - PUBG-rival battle royale game - has been officially launched for a week, and little wonder, an incredible number of players have tried on this smash-hit battle royale title.

In “An update on Apex Legends from Vince Zampella" on EA, it is revealed that more than 25M people have already played this game since its first release last week. In addition, over the weekend, this game had also surpassed 2.5M unique players and reached a peak of 600,000 concurrent.

“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.” said Respawn CEO Vince Zampella.

Meanwhile, PUBG had averaged more than 450,000 concurrent players over the last month (steam platform only). 2M concurrents beat every single Steam record outside of PUBG’s top number. However, that isn't solely fair as the Apex Legends’ also includes console releases.

It is pretty impressive how many people Apex Legend has already obtained - the title welled over 10M players three days after its first launch, too.

It seems like Respawn is not about to slow down either. This Tuesday the 12th, the $200,000 Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge has begun and will continue next week on the 19th February, with many big streamers on Twitch competing live in Apex Legend. Everything will be co-streamed from Apex Legends Twitch channel here:

Moreover, according to Zampella, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Apex Legends will introduce some limited-time Valentine’s Day themed loot this week.


The amazing success of Apex Legends also led the way to speculation that this new game might launch as a mobile game on iOS and Android to take on the popular PUBG Mobile and Fortnite. The rumor might gain credence when the official handle of PUBG, PlayerUnknown greeted Respawn with praise for the great debut and their new take on battle royale game mode in Apex Legends.