Will Apex Legends be the game that will kill Fortnite?
The Battle Royale community has had quite a great last week. When EA dropped Apex Legends, developed by Respawn studios, many, except a handful of streamers, were surprised.
The game was set in the Titanfall universe and there were a lot of speculations floating around as to what the game will get from the original Titanfall series. Everyone was disappointed when they found out there would be no giant mech robots (Titans) or the wall-running pilots.
But when the game actually went live, it exceeded all expectations. Now, I am not a huge fan of Battle Royale, but boy is Apex Legends actually fun. I haven’t yet logged a win (the best I managed was second position) but I have had a lot of fun.
The game had 2.5 million players within 24 hours. And within a week, the game has managed to get 25 million players.
Vince Zampella of Respawn studios announced the feat in a blog post, saying:
We’re also thrilled to announce that since last Monday, more than 25 million players have jumped into the game, and over the weekend we had well over 2 million concurrent players at our peak. Like I said earlier, what a week!
Apex Legends already has a tournament underway: The Twitch Rivals Apex Legends challenge, sponsored by, you guessed it, Twitch. The tournament will see 48 of the biggest streamers on Twitch fighting to become the Champion on Tuesday, 12th of February and on the next Tuesday on the 19th of February.
The blog also announced that Season One of Apex Legends will kick off in March with a new Battle Pass, loot, weapons and new Legends.
See you in the ring, brother!