Respawn Entertainment’s “Apex Legends” has reportedly pulled in 50 million players so far after less than 30 days on the market according to publisher Electronic Arts.
The free-to-play battle royale game launched in a market dominated by Epic Games’ “Fortnite” which comparatively took 100 days to hit the 45 million player mark. The announcement comes as Respawn preps to launch the first season of play, with both a battle pass and additional in-game content coming to ‘Apex’.
It also comes as EA’s other big release of late, “Anthem,” continues to be a disappointment. The Bioware title not only dealt with being one of the company’s worst reviewed major games, but its first week UK sales figures are in. While it took the top position – its figures are reportedly only half the sales numbers that “Mass Effect: Andromeda” did in its launch week and only 10% of what “Destiny” did in its.
In addition, Sony is reportedly offering complete refunds to some PS4 players who purchased “Anthem” and have been having major issues according to Reddit users.