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While Epic Games’ Fortnite may have retaken the seat at the top of Twitch, Apex Legends has hit a new milestone. It was revealed today that the skyrocketing battle royale from Respawn Entertainment had reached 50 million players.

A feat that is remarkable in itself is made even greater when realizing just how short of a time period the game has been available. Releasing On February 4, the game has blown away records set by even the Goliath that is Fortnite. Forbes reported that Fortnite took 16 weeks to reach 45 million, a much longer time period to fall 5 million short of what Apex Legends has done in a quarter of the time.

Apex took a mere 24 hours to reach 2.5 million players and has only continued to grow at a remarkable pace since.

The video used in conjunction with CEO of Respawn Entertainment Vince Zampella’s 50 million players announcements highlights some cool facts about the game.

  • 158m finishers used
  • 1.23b ultimates activated
  • 31b pings placed
  • 170m respawns
  • at least 16.5 death box graveyards found
  • and some more fun stats

We don’t think this is the end of the road for the game either as it continues to ride the wave of its release and the games popularity amongst top streamers.

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