Apex Legends is a free-to-play title, which means it relies heavily on in-game purchases for cosmetics and loot boxes to pay its servers, developers, and recoup the cost of the game itself.
Apex has been a flying success since its launch in February, quickly gaining momentum thanks in part to a smart, coordinated effort on Twitch. The game was a total mystery project until its subsequent reveal and same-day release last month.
But how much has the game exactly made?
In the game’s first month of release, Apex Legends reportedly made over $90 million from in-game spending across all platforms. The majority of the revenue apparently came from console gamers.
Despite this, one of EA’s more recent games, Anthem, apparently made more than Apex Legends when it comes to digital revenue.
Apex’s monthly take is almost certainly less than Fortnite’s—and a lot less at that. Epic Games, Fortnite’s developer, made $126 million off the game in February of 2018, $223 million in March, and $296 million in April. In total, Epic brought in an estimated $2.8 billion in profit in 2018.
Since Fortnite’s popularity has only slightly fluctuated since then, it goes without saying that Apex still has a long way to go to challenge the battle royale king.