Respawn Entertainment released its new battle royale game, Apex Legends, a week ago and the game has already gained a huge following. On Tuesday, the studio’s CEO, Vince Zampella gave fans an update on the game’s first week, with a focus on how popular Apex Legends is, and what they could look forward to in the days and weeks to come.
The first piece of big news is that the game has reached 25 million players in its first week. There were also 2 million concurrent players over the weekend, putting it in league with PUBG and Fortnite. In the his update, Zampella also mentions Apex Legends’ first big tournament, Twitch Rivals, which kicks off on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Zampella also announced the game’s first holiday event, an in-game Valentine’s Day celebration. The event gives players the chance to earn special Valentine’s Day themed loot. Zampella didn’t go into many details on the event, but did say that we’ll learn more about it soon.
The next major Apex Legends content launch is expected for March, when the game’s first battle pass is released.
Correction: The original headline of this story mistakenly stated that the Valentine’s event would take place next week. It will take place “later this week,” according to Zampella’s post.