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Apex Legends News: First week brings in 25 million players

Greg Bush
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76   //    12 Feb 2019, 07:00 IST

Apex Legends is a massive hit
Apex Legends is a massive hit

The latest game to be tossed into the Battle Royale craze, Apex Legends, is already a massive success. Ea and Respawn Entertainment's free-to-play game has captured the attention of many gamers around the world, and, as of this moment, is the #1 trending game on Twitch.tv.

That means that it's taken over the two titans that have battled for the #1 spot for years, League of Legends and Fortnite. At the moment, Apex Legends has more live viewers than both games combined, coming in at 353,000 while Fortnite comes in at second with 131,000 and League rounds out the top three at 123,000.

In only a week, Respawn Entertainment's game has taken the world by storm, and for good reason. It's actually done something different with the played out and oversaturated Battle Royale market by adding a unique twist on the game, putting players in 3 man groups and using hero characters similar to another popular online first-person shooter, Overwatch.

This little bit of change and variety in gameplay seems to have done the job, and regardless of how Anthem turns out, it seems EA has hit the jackpot with Apex Legends. Now it's been revealed that the game has already racked up more than 25 million players.

Vince Zampella of Respawn Entertainment, while announcing what was next for the game, including the official first season, that the game had surpassed 25 million players, and peaked at 2 million concurrent players over the weekend.

With the first season heading to us in March, and some special events and tournaments coming up soon, Apex Legends may be more than just a flash in the pan in an attempt to hitch onto the money train that is Battle Royale games. No, EA actually has something special here, and it very well could be the game to take over Fortnite.

Have you played Apex Legends yet? How have you enjoyed it so far? Let us know in the comments below!

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