Battle royale shooter Apex Legends now has more than 100 million unique players globally, EA and Respawn announced on Wednesday. The free-to-play game surpassed the big milestone just over two years after its February 2019 launch.
Apex Legends’ success is just the latest indication that free-to-play battle royale shooters remain very popular, despite the genre becoming quite crowded over the past couple of years. Activision’s Call of Duty: Warzone hit more than 75 million players last August, reaching that mark less than five months after its March 2020 launch. And Epic Games said that its smash hit Fortnite had an eye-popping 350 million registered players last May — presumably, that number has only climbed.