Multiplayer shooter Apex Legends has just hit 70 million players worldwide. The battle royale has grown steadily since launching in February of this year, having cooled slightly after an intense first couple of months.

The official Twitter account made the announcement, thanking players for their dedicated to the game. “Apex Legends has officially hit 70 Million players worldwide!” the tweet said. “We are constantly so humbled and thankful for all of your support.” Developed by Respawn Entertainment, Apex Legends was praised at launch for its merging of the battle royale and ‘hero shooter’ formats, whereby players can pick their favourite character and join a three-person squad for an all out skirmish. It’s one of our top multiplayer games.

The game takes place in the same universe as the Titanfall series. Respawn’s last game before Apex was Titanfall 2, which was critically well-received and did well enough sales wise. A third Titanfall was in development when EA acquired the studio in 2017, but the current status of that is unknown since the team’s entire focus has shifted to this.

 

Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/apex-legends/players