Apex Legends hits 10 million downloads in 72 hours

Florence Fletcher
February 9, 2019

With Respawn Entertainment's latest free-to-play title hitting over 1 million players in under 8 hours, then over 2.5 million under 48 hours, Apex Legends is doing great.

"We tested and tweaked". Respawn's Vince Zampella wrote a brief note to players on the game's site that announced the big numbers and thanked the community for its support.

Apex Legends was inspired by other wildly popular battle royale games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds where players drop down onto an island where the playable area gets smaller and smaller as people fight to be the last survivors.

After a weekend rumors and leaks, things escalated quickly after RespawnEntertainment surprised everyone when it launched Apex Legends the following Monday, Feb. 4.

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If you've chose to download the game then we've got you covered with some of the questions you may have. As it's also a free-to-play game, it's expected to take on Fortnite in the future - assuming the game's success continues. Over 304,000 users tuned in to watch streaming goliath Dr. Disrespect play Apex Legends yesterday, and the viewer count refuses to fall below a collective 100,000 across all channels. It isn't certain whether Respawn will be able to maintain the same trajectory, but it's an impressive feat in an unprecedented amount of time.

Apex Legends is EA and Respawn's entry to the battle royale space. "We have so much more in store for you this year". But it's tough to know how numerous game's first wave of curious players were there for the fun - and how many were there to see just how much of a Titanfall game they could expect. After all, it is free.

Instead of having a traditional stats page, Apex Legends tracks stats for certain Legends.

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