'Apex Legends' racks up 25 million players in its first week

PUBG and Fortnite competitor Apex Legends hits 10 million downloads within 3 days of launch: Here’s why

The game is here to compete against likes of PUBG and Fortnite.

We have details on when the Apex Legends season 1 Battle Pass is out as well as when season 2, season 3 and season 4 will launch.

It remains to be seen if seasonal events are also launched like with other Battle Royale games.

The new battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment - the studio behind the Titanfall franchise - has reached the mark of 25 million players in just a week since its launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows platform.

But that's not all: a rising tide lifts all ships, and Respawn's last game (Titanfall 2) also re-entered the chart at number 37. The insane thing about these numbers is that Fortnite has consistently had more streamers - Dextero says that Apex Legends had 600,000 fewer hours streamed than Fortnite throughout the week, but had 11 million more hours watched.

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Over 10 million gamers signed up for Apex Legends in the first three days of availability.

The success of Apex Legends is doubly interesting because it's published by Electronic Arts, one of the traditional game publishers that has struggled in the wake of Fortnite.

"The video game industry continues to grow through a year of intense competition and transformational change", said EA head Andrew Wilson at the time. Similar to Fortnite, it offers paid microtransactions for cosmetics items, such as extra characters, player banners etc.as well as Apex Packs, that contain an array of random items. This key feature - which we didn't know we needed, but can't live without now - allows players to focus less on overwhelming inventory management and more on jumping right into the fight.

Only time will tell whether Apex Legends can sustain explosive growth and stick around for as long as Fortnite has.

There were no specifics given on what kind of loot this will be, but fans will nonetheless be excited for it given that it's the first themed loot drop in the game's short life cycle.

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