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

Florence Fletcher
February 13, 2019

Apex Legends launched worldwide on February 5, 2019 but has already taken millions of players across the world - 25 million to be exact - by storm.

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.

Further bolstering the streaming momentum behind the game, there's also the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge, which pits European Union teams against North American squads, featuring 48 of the biggest streamers on Twitch. Sponsored by our friends at Twitch, the Rivals Apex Legends Challenge will take place this Tuesday the 12th and next Tuesday the 19th, with 48 of the biggest streamers on Twitch competing live in Apex Legends.

Apex Legends is now available for free on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. With the massive popularity of Respawn's free-to-play battle royale spin-off Apex Legends, some players are wondering what they might've missed out on when Titanfall 2 released back in October of 2016. Since its launch last Monday, over 25 million players have played the game.

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It remains to be seen what Respawn has in store for Apex Legends moving forward, but its rapid growth certainly hasn't showed any signs of slowing just yet.

In Apex Legends, they're known as Apex Packs.

Apex Legends has burst into the Battle Royale scene with a huge splash, dominating the market and blowing almost every other game out of the water. The early part of a game is all about finding weapons quickly; later, if you survive, you can try to find more effective guns that will make you deadlier as you work toward being the last team standing. Fortnite is free also, but requires a $10 battle pass to enjoy most of the games features including the level up system and cosmetic rewards. And if that happens, let's just hope it is not limited to certain devices at launch as was the case with Epic Games' smash hit, Fortnite.

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