Apex Legends Hits 50 Million Players In Just One Month, Leaving Fortnite In The Dust

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Do you hear that, folks? That’s the sound of potential growing concern over at Epic Games headquarters in Cary, NC. Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella took to Twitter this morning to announce that Apex Legends has surpassed 50 million active users during its first month of availability. That is a staggering figure by any standard, and its growth is far outpacing that of Epic’s Fortnite following its debut.

We knew early on that Apex Legends was going to be a bonafide hit. It was announced that 2.5 million people were engaged in the game after 24 hours, and that number hit 10 million in just three days. To put those numbers in perspective, it took Fortnite 2 weeks to pull in 10 million players and a whopping 16 weeks to cross the 45 million threshold.

At this point, Apex Legends is showing no signs of slowing down, and its developers are doing everything in their power to keep that momentum going. Respawn has jumped in early to clobber rampant cheaters that attempted to find loopholes in the game to achieve an advantage over the competition. There’s an also a dedicated QA team to address players concerns, bugs and other issues that pop up during gameplay.

The company has even committed to daily updates to keep the community abreast of all the latest happenings regarding the developments in Apex Legends. "We’re going to start doing more regular updates like this moving forward,” said a Respawn community manager last month. “I’ll be making posts daily starting Tuesday next week. Not all of these will be ground breaking or major news but think of it as our way of checking in each day to address what we can.”

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The first Battle Pass for Apex Legends along with Season 1 content is expected sometime this month and some of the things we’re expecting include a Spectator Mode, commentators, new heroes and new abilities.

As for Fortnite, it was reported that revenue for the battle royale behemoth plunged 48 percent in January. We’ll have to wait a little while longer to see how the game was affected during the month of February when Apex Legends mania really ramped up.