Apex Legends’ player base is growing faster than Fortnite’s and has reached 50 million already

By Shabana Arif
4 March 2019 17:09 GMT

Apex Legends player count is growing at a faster rate than Fortnite’s did at the same time post launch.

Respawn’s battle royale title has seen its player base boom after its surprise launch last month, with the most recent tally coming in at 50 million players in just four weeks.

Roundhill Investments put together a handy graph showing the growth of Apex Legends post launch compared to Fortnite. Four weeks after its release, Fortnite has less than 20 million players, and reached 45 million in 16 weeks (via Daniel Ahmad on Twitter).

In its first 24 hours, Apex Legends hit 2.5 million players, and hit 10 million in three days. It reached 25 million players in just over a week.

As Ahmad pointed out, Fortnite mobile launched when the game had hit 50 million players across PC and console, which helped the player base balloon to over 200 million.

There’s no word on an Apex Legends mobile release just yet.

Epic recently incorporated Apex Legends’ ping system as well as the game’s respawn system into Fortnite.

If you’re jumping into Apex Legends, don’t forget to check out our guide on how to get started.

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