Update #2 February 7, 1:10 p.m.: Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella has announced yet another major milestone in playercount for Apex Legends.
Zampella announced on Twitter that 10 million players have tried out Apex Legends in just 72 hours. EA previously confirmed 2.5 million had played in the first day, meaning an additional 7.5 jumped in in the subsequent two days. Apex Legends also hit 1 million peak concurrent players in those three days.
“This has been a truly incredible journey. We tested and tweaked. We argued and agreed. We got to a point where we felt some magic. We knew it would be risky to take the franchise in this direction, to go free to play, and do a surprise launch. But we fell in love with Apex Legends and wanted, needed, other people to play it too,” Zampella wrote in a blog post.