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New data reveals Apex Legends’ revenue in best month since launch

Published: 7/Dec/2019 12:19

by Joe Craven

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Thanks to new data from SuperData Research, it has been revealed that Apex Legends has experienced its best financial month since its launch, cementing its place as one of EA’s most profitable games. 

Apex Legends launched in February 2019 and has gone from strength to strength, captivating players and regularly adding new content. It followed Fortnite Battle Royale’s formula of being free for all players, with seasonal content and optional DLC.

Now in its third season, the game’s financial records for October 2019 show its strongest month since launch, nearly trebling the money it generated in September. 

Respawn EntertainmentSeason 3 has proved incredibly popular.

The data comes from SuperData Research and shows the highest-grossing titles based on console, PC or Mobile. Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare tops the list for console, while League of Legends comes out on top for PC. 

However, Apex Legends experienced its best month since launch, generating a whopping $45 million from in-game spending alone, combining both console and PC.

This is nearly treble the $16 million Apex Legends generated in September. While there is no detailed breakdown provided, the staunch increase in revenue is likely down to the release of Season 3 on October 1, which provided players with a plethora of new content.

SuperData ResearchThe table, in full, showing the top-grossing games across the three main platforms.

SuperData’s consensus reads: “Respawn’s shooter has clearly grown into an important growth driver for EA since its launch in February, although we note that total lifetime revenue still comes in slightly below 50% of FIFA Ultimate Team over that same period.” 

It is also unsurprising that it falls below FIFA, given the fact that EA’s soccer simulation has had years to cement itself as the world’s most popular football game, and features an infamously lucrative microtransaction model.

Away from Apex Legends, the data showed that 2K’s latest NBA game continues to struggle in terms of in-game spending, and CoD Mobile is proving as popular as it was when it first launched, with an estimated $57m revenue in October.

Despite its strongest financial month since launch, Apex Legends only comes in at ninth on the list of Console games, while not even making the top 10 for PC.

This won’t dampen spirits at Respawn however, who continue to see improvements in their game’s performance.

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:21

by Calum Patterson

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It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4. These dates haven’t been confirmed by Respawn yet, but reliable data-miner Shrugtal has provided the early schedule.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop, which have already been leaked by data miners. For a complete look at all the bundles and skins, check out our full post here.

Thanks to Biast12, we can see an early showcase of all the bundles that will be dropping during the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
Screenshot via Biast12
Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

How the mode will change for 2020’s version isn’t known yet, but there’s set to be “improvements.”