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Apex Legends hits 10 million players in three days

With 1 million concurrent players.

This week’s surprise launch Apex Legends has proved it was right to throwaway the rulebook on videogame announcements, as it reached 10 million players in just three days.

Being free-to-play certainly helped the download count, but Respawn’s Vince Zampella also confirmed Apex Legends has recorded a high of 1 million concurrent players during that period — showing plenty of people are actively playing.

“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,” said Zampella.

“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.”

While Respawn’s take on the battle royale genre joins Fortnite in being free-to-play, it does feature expensive microtransactions.

Despite the high prices, we’ve found Respawn to be more honest about microtransactions than past EA games, as Apex Legends breathes new life into battle royale.


Ben Salter
Ben has been writing about games in a professional capacity since 2008. He even did it full-time for a while, but his mum never really understood what that meant. He's been part of the Stevivor team since 2016. You will find his work across all sections of the site (if you look hard enough). Gamertag / PSN ID: Gryllis.