While it seems less impressive, Battle Royales will continue to attract millions of users in 2021. Epic games thanks to Fortnite continue to largely dominate this hugely popular game mode. However, other licenses such as Apex Legends, PUBG or Call of Duty: Warzone are also of great interest. Just a week ago, Apex Legends hit the symbolic mark of 100 million players.
Short-lived bliss for Apex Legends
Electronic Arts (publisher of Apex Legends) won’t have long had time to use this place as Activision just announced that Warzone, in turn, has more than 100 million players. If Apex Legends and Warzone are still far from the 350 million players Fortnite announced in May 2020, they are now ahead of PUBG, which claims to have sold 70 million copies on console and PC. Not to mention PUBG Mobile, which generates over $ 7.4 million a day.
100 million players and counting.
Thanks for your visit. It wouldn’t be #Warzone without you. pic.twitter.com/knanptnCMU
– Call of Duty @ (@CallofDuty) April 20, 2021
While Apex Legends and Warzone are now connected, it’s important to point out that Call of Duty: Warzone was introduced long after Apex and appears to be growing much faster. Warzone is likely being played more than Apex Legends at this point, and the divide is likely to widen over the next several months.
If Call of Duty already offers its mobile version (including Battle Royale), Apex Legends plans to land on smartphones by the end of the month. At the same time, Respawn Entertainment (developer of Apex Legends) plans to introduce a version that is compatible with the Nintendo Switch. A strategy that could allow us to stay in the race against the giant Call of Duty: Warzone.
Also note that Activision continues its relentless battle against scammers by banning tens of thousands of accounts that violate its rules. A way for the company to deliver an increasingly high quality gaming experience that could help attract new players.