Apex Legends hits 25 million players, Respawn teases new content and balancing

As Apex Legends enters the second week of release, Respawn Entertainment have announced that the game has crossed over another incredible milestone.

Apex Legends released virtually out of nowhere on February 4 and was met with immediate and widespread acclaim.

After first crossing the 10 million player mark after just 72 hours, it’s now been revealed that Apex Legends has seen more than 25 million players try their hand at the latest entrant to the battle royale scene.

Not only has the game seen an unprecedented amount of players login in such a short amount of time, but it also has managed to hit a peak concurrent player count of “well over two million.”

To put that in perspective, Fortnite didn’t pull in two million concurrent players until almost five months after release. 

There’s no denying that the overall sustained success of Fortnite gave way to Apex Legends’ immense success, but it’s still quite surprising to see the game reach such lofty heights after just seven says. 

In addition to the major milestone, Respawn also dropped a couple of teases of what’s in store for Apex Legends in the coming days and weeks. 

First, there will be “some limited-time Valentine’s Day themed loot” coming in the next few days that players have to look out for.

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. 

Looking beyond this week, Respawn teased “changes based on player feedback and experiences” in the pipeline.

While there were no specific details given on what’s planned, the fact that player feedback is being actively listened to should be a welcomed sight for diehard fans.

Apex Legends is also set to officially enter Season One in March, which will bring even more new Legends, weapons, loot and more. 

Despite all of the heights Apex Legends has already reached, it’s clear that things won’t be stopping anytime soon.