Apex Legends is also set to officially enter Season One in March, which will bring even more new Legends, weapons, loot and more. After just one week of availability, it has already attracted more than 25 million players on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. But if it doesn't acknowledge the complaints of the community in season eight, Fortnite may slowly lose its crown as the biggest battle royale game.
The new video game from industry giant Electronic Arts has been grabbing attention online as it takes on one of the world's most popular games, Epic's Fortnite: Battle Royale. Another factor is its quality, according to Ahmad, who points out that numerous popular streamers have been raving about its game play. 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. "'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'".
Better yet, this success has had a delightful knock-on effect on the studio's previous first-person shooter of 2016, Titanfall 2, a stellar sequel that famously undersold after being squeezed between the releases of Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. It had multiplayer as well, but it wasn't almost as popular as competitive-focused titles like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch even at launch.More news: Post-Brexit ex-pat residency deal struck with non-EU nations
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Over 10 million gamers signed up for Apex Legends in the first three days of availability. However, according to Games Radar today, Redditors have reported that the number of Titanfall 2's concurrent players has risen across the board since Apex Legends debuted.
Apex Legends has just been released, but already another big release is on the horizon.
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.