Vince Zampella of Respawn Entertainment sent another message along with a week 1 recap video to Apex Legends fans around the world. Following the announcement of the game passing 1 million concurrent users and 10 million unique users by day 3, he told fans that more than 25 million people have played the game and they peaked at 2 million concurrent players over the weekend.
Along with the stats, he introduced some upcoming events for Apex Legends. The first was the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge, which will be held on the 12th and the 19th with 48 of the biggest streamers on Twitch, including DrDisrespect, Sacriel, TSM Myth, DisguisedToast, RealKraftyy, shroud, and many others. The participants will be competing for $200,000 in prizes.
Vince also announced limited-edition Valentine’s Day-themed loot and said that a Battle Pass and new Legends, weapons, loot, and more will be coming with the Season One launch in March.
The following is the full announcement from Vince Zampella.
What a week! Since we launched Apex Legends last week on Monday we’ve seen the creation of an Apex Legends community that is excited, thriving, and full of great feedback and ideas. Our goal is to build this game with you, our community, so keep giving us your feedback because we really are listening.
I can’t tell you everything we have planned, and we are looking at changes based on player feedback and experiences. However, I do want to call out a few things happening over the next couple of weeks.
First up, the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge. Sponsored by our friends at Twitch, the Rivals Apex Legends Challenge will take place this Tuesday the 12th and next Tuesday the 19th, with 48 of the biggest streamers on Twitch competing live in Apex Legends. We’ll be co-streaming all the action from our Apex Legends Twitch channel here: www.twitch.tv/playapex.
Then, later this week we’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day by introducing some limited-time Valentine’s Day themed loot, so all you (Apex Legends) lovers out there keep your eyes open.
Don’t forget, Season One kicks off in March, introducing the debut of our Battle Pass as well as new Legends, weapons, loot, and more.
We’re also thrilled to announce that since last Monday, more than 25 million players have jumped into the game, and over the weekend we had well over 2 million concurrent players at our peak. Like I said earlier, what a week!
From everyone here at Respawn, thank you. The community’s excitement for Apex Legends is electric, and we feel it here at the studio. We couldn’t have gotten where we are without you and look forward to having you on this journey with us.