While Apex Legends seems to be taking names, and is a huge success for both EA, and Respawn, some might have forgotten that Titanfall 2 is a pretty badass game in itself. Because Fortnite has been the standard for battle royale games, the mobilization to Apex Legends this past week resulted in a mass exodus for Fortnite. Its marketing no doubt helped, as the combination of a surprise launch and support from top streamers (such as Shroud and Dr DisRespect) made sure that everyone could see how well the game played. "Just because of the large population, you can avoid stream-snipers". The game is here to compete against likes of PUBG and Fortnite. The insane thing about these numbers is that Fortnite has consistently had more streamers - Dextero says that Apex Legends had 600,000 fewer hours streamed than Fortnite throughout the week, but had 11 million more hours watched.
EA Games recently launched their new battle royale game called Apex Legends. Apex Legends is nowhere close to Fortnite, however, as the game-which is much older-has 200 million players and a peak concurrent user record of 8.3 million. Here's a few reasons why Apex Legends stands out from the rest.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play game that can be played on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Even if you've played the game a bit already, how do you know which character you should choose as your main? It looks as though the developers have been working on that, mulling over the idea of Solo and Duo modes that allow players to play alone or partner with one other person.
Obviously, this side-by-side comparison of Twitch performance needs to come with a reminder that Apex Legends has only been out a week while Fortnite has dominated the platform for a year.
Helping boost "Apex Legends" success are popular streamers such as DrDisrespect (3 million followers) and Ninja (13 million follower), who have been streaming the game.
And Apex Legends appears to be growing fast.