Your new favorite friend, Apex Legends, wants to be up close and personal with gamers this week, as if it hasn't taken over their lives already.
The free-to-play title is becoming a staple in gaming households, but it wants more. Instead of spending Valentine's Day with a loved one, spend it with Bangalore, Wraith, and Gibraltar - at least that's what the developers want you to do.
Respawn CEO Vince Zampella published another Apex Legends update this week, revealing that the game has hit a whopping 25 million players in the space of just seven days. Considering it took Fortnite two weeks to get to 10 million, that is quite an achievement.
Zampella also reminded fans that the game's first tournament was this Tuesday, adding that they should get ready for its first season, which begins next month. There was also the promise of Valentine's Day-themed loot.
Been waiting all day to tell you this madness... @PlayApex hit 25 million players this morning. Read more about it at the link below. Remember we have Season One starting in March and more surprises coming. https://t.co/gwj1sZSQnY— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) February 11, 2019
"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. 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!"
Valentine's Day is getting old. Why not spend it playing video games instead?
Of course, Respawn doesn't want to put florists out of business. Everybody's gotta eat. But they could fall into the Apex Legends list of victims by the end of the week.
No one is safe.