Wednesday, 24 April, 2019

Apex Legends hits 25 million players in a week - smashing Fortnite's record

PUBG and Fortnite competitor Apex Legends hits 10 million downloads within 3 days of launch: Here’s why Tfue Reveals The Main Reason Fortnite Streamers Are Switching To Apex Legends
Wayne Curry | 13 February, 2019, 04:30

There's no denying that the overall sustained success of Fortnite gave way to Apex Legends' enormous success, but it's still quite surprising to see the game reach such lofty heights after just seven says. That was before Apex Legends, though, which has found a ton of early success since its surprise launch last week.

It remains to be seen if seasonal events are also launched like with other Battle Royale games.

Shares of Electronic Arts Inc jumped 8.5 percent on Tuesday after the videogame maker said it signed up 25 million players for its new battle royale game "Apex Legends" in a week, setting it up for a showdown with Epic Games' wildly popular "Fortnite".

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. Both are excellent figures given that only a handful of games and categories routinely pull in six-digit viewership numbers, but before Apex Legends launched, Fortnite was often in the top spot on the Twitch directory.

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"Apex Legends" is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Origin for PC. And if that was not enough, Apex Legends might soon hit the mobile platform too. "I mean that's the only reason I would play Apex". Though EA's financial results over the last holiday season were disappointing (in part because of Fortnite's popularity), Pachter expects Apex Legends to contribute $100 million to EA's revenues in its next fiscal year. And "Apex Legends" became the most watched stream on Twitch this past weekend, garnering some 300,000 active viewers, or about three-times that of "Fortnite", according to Twitch data.

This all comes amidst a stunning first week for the game. There's always a chance that we will be seeing a new skin or two for the characters.

Apex Legends is an exciting, smooth experience shaking up the battle royale community.

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