‘Apex Legends’ Is Replacing ‘Fortnite’ as the King of Battle Royale Games


Another day, another story about how Respawn's new free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends is knocking it out of the park.

It looks as though the Titanfall-based shooter might take further inspiration from its competitors if dataminers are to be believed, as the developer has been working on Solo and Duo game modes. (Zampella is head of Respawn Entertainment, which made Apex Legends and its predecessor, Titanfall.) "Our goal is to build this game with you, our community, so keep giving us your feedback because we really are listening". 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.

"Apex Legends" is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Origin for PC.

The newly released battle royale game - labeled as "the Fortnite Killer" - went from a buzz-worthy title to an online phenomena in mere days. No price tag is what played a major role in helping the game reach such a target.

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Sadly, Wilson did not indicate when Apex Legends might make the leap to mobile. Apex Legends is doing so well it's boosted Titanfall 2's player numbers big time, and now Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella has announced the game has already surpassed 25 million players.

Game publisher Electronic Arts said last week that it is looking to the releases of "Apex Legends" as well as BioWare's "Anthem" to help following a hard financial quarter. This key feature - which we didn't know we needed, but can't live without now - allows players to focus less on overwhelming inventory management and more on jumping right into the fight. "'Apex Legends' is in its early stages. and it's off to a good start, but there's still a lot of time before it can compete with "Fortnite'".

This all comes amidst a stunning first week for the game.

And Apex Legends appears to be growing fast.