Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter was the most downloaded free-to-play game on the PlayStation 4 in 2019, Electronic Arts have now announced.
“We’re humbled to see people around the world connecting through our games during this unprecedented period,” EA chief executive officer Andrew Wilson said. “Our focus continues to be on everything we can do for our people, our players, and our communities.”
Apex was able to beat out free-to-play battle royale competitor Fortnite in 2019. But since Fortnite was released back in 2017, it seems natural that a newer title will push it off the top.
Respawn developers have frequently continued to put an emphasis on rich lore for its characters, having expanded on the game throughout the year. Teasers released regularly and dev-to-fan communication has allowed the community’s engagement and excitement to grow.
Apex is setting up for its fifth season, which will include upcoming legend Loba and some potential changes to Kings Canyon.