Apex Legends just secured its 50 millionth player

    
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Respawn and EA announced this morning a big milestone for surprise battle royale hit Apex Legends: It’s just racked up its 50 millionth player.

Like its nearest rival Fortnite, it’s a free-to-play title, but it’s still a massive accomplishment for a new title in a sub-genre that’s technically still new to the mainstream. Fortnite itself reached 200M back in November, 78M of those being counted as “active.” Both games are still topping Twitch viewership, along with the League of Legends.

As part of the announcement this morning, Respawn and EA dropped an infographic trailer on Twitter touting other stats, like 158M finishers used, 1.23B ultimates activated, 31B pings placed, 170M respawns, and over 16.5M deathbox graveyards found. Well that’s festive.

Source: Twitter

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mohd rao

We have been knowing the way to get the apex legends hack online.

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Yaner

I’m not a BR player and think jumping on this hype train making loads of BR games is dumb and unoriginal which ruins anyone from wanting to be creative and take risks with new innovative game ideas. All that being said, congrats on 50M.

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Veldan

I’m still really enjoying this game. I feel like I’m finally starting to get the hang of it (before this I had not played an FPS in over 10 years). Today I won my first 1v2 and realized I was no longer a total noob.

So yeah, I’ll be playing this for the foreseeable future, and can’t wait to see what new legends will be introduced!

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Tobasco da Gama

The “1? Mozambique kills” bit was funny.

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Armsbend

I believe the buzz around this game has declined significantly. I believe it will stall around 75-80M people. I further believe now is the time when BRs start to cannibalize each other. It has hit population saturation – now comes the title saturation.

If you use twitch as any indication (dubious at best I know) then the viewers on APEX are only significant in that one singular personality, Shroud, is the one keeping the game at the top of the list. Many of the other big streamers played it for two weeks and meandered back to their comfort titles.

EA’s hail mary pass was thrown and caught – but they are still going to lose in the playoffs.

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PanagiotisLial1

Yes, but like happened with WoW getting tons players, without even being the amount you see on Apex, you know what type of games will start getting planned for next 3-5 years, all will be BRs trying to emulate Apex sucess. Even if they fall to 20m players, still the amount is huge for AAA companies to ignore.

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Armsbend

I guess I’m just looking at it from a stock performance aspect. EA had a really bad ER report, tanked then in the next few days they released Apex and re-added many billions of dollars to their already high market capitalization. So, some people are taking a look at that rapid rise on the back of one game’s popularity – and re-thinking their positions.

This is just my prediction.

But yes, Apex is likely a success by every other metric.

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PanagiotisLial1

Yes agreed, but as a gamer I also see the trends that will be created since that is practically what will affect us, starting in near future. We are already feeling it really – AAAs have all but departed invenstments on new MMORPGs, they just make expansions and keep alive the most successful old ones.

As for a company like EA they need multiple success stories to keep their structure as it is but sure Apex made like half of the job

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Armsbend

They have a major Bioware problem though.

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PanagiotisLial1

Its more a problem for Bioware than it is like for EA, We all know EA does “EA Things” when some company isnt as profitable as expected. They can simply shut it down and sell physical and digital assets to recoup while lowering their expenses.

So its better Bioware manages – else doom will be near and as always EA wont feel a scratch. I hate EA for shutting down so many favorites

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Arktouros

Time to take it out back and put Bioware out of it’s misery.

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BraxKedren

Lol let’s have Respawn put out the Battlepass and a Roadmap of the immediate future plans before you start telling everyone to jump ship. Also, Shroud isn’t the only streamer out there on the game as you can see via all the channels also with all the TTV and YT names in game.

This game is hard and punishing if you aren’t on the FPS level of some of those top streamers, but even then us bad aiming players still repeatedly log on and play more matches than we can count.

Trying to say this game has just about peaked without knowledge of the future coming to it is a poor excuse of an opinion

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Armsbend

I’m not telling everyone to jump ship – I don’t care what people want to play. I just enjoy examining things.

And how do you know I haven’t been to the future? I’ll give you one piece of advice pal: On August 18th, 2021: make sure your gas tank is topped off.

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BraxKedren

Bah, see right there I know you don’t know the future because everyone knows the future fuel source is cow farts. Pig if you want a cleaner system that isn’t as hard on the engine.

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Armsbend

I hope we get some Mad Max news soon.

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Greaterdivinity

EA’s hail mary pass was thrown and caught – but they are still going to lose in the playoffs.

Honestly, and this is pending next quarter financial results, I’d argue they’ve already won. While the goal may have been to unseat Fortnite, it was likely never something they thought they could reasonably due at this point, especially in such a short time.

But it’s likely accomplished all the goals they wanted it to:

Stock value? Bumped way up making up for the value dip after their last earnings call and then some.
Revenue? With a far cheaper marketing campaign I wouldn’t be surprised if its revenue is pretty notable.
Mindshare? Welp, EA now have a pretty popular game that’s not getting tons of hate like their usual titles do. This isn’t a tangible win but it’s still significant.

I agree that it’s now largely going to be carving up the existing BR audience after it peaked with Fortnite rather than growing it with new players, but given everything we’ve seen so far Apex Legends seems to be a solid success that’s likely performing at or above expectations for them. Which they desperately need after their last few earnings calls, and especially with the questions about the performance of Anthem for their next call.

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Being the SECOND biggest battle royale game is a pretty good prospect, just look at DOTA 2 vs LoL.

Fortnite has it’s own unique quirky thing going on, so it won’t cannibalize Apex Legends. But, Apex Legends is pretty much going to kill off Blackout and perhaps PUBG (but PUBG has always been declining on the PC side at least). As for Firestorm? Well, that’s an interesting situation…

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I never watch streams but I’ve seen Shroud videos on YouTube and man… I have no words, I didn’t know it was possible for a person to be that good at this game