The new game that just overtook 'Fortnite' on Twitch

Ruben Fields
February 12, 2019

Apex Legends is already available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Brand new Battle Royale game Apex Legends is certainly whipping up a storm.

Over the weekend there were more than 2 million players at one time playing the game. During the Electronic Arts Q3 2019 earnings call it seems that a possible porting of the game to mobile devices has been mentioned to try to fight the domain, for now undisputed, of Fortnite especially in the Asian territory. Dizzy killed over half the players on the server. Because Fortnite has been the standard for battle royale games, the mobilization to Apex Legends this past week resulted in a mass exodus for Fortnite.

Loot boxes feature in many modern games, including popular shooter Overwatch and football simulator Fifa. With no real leaks or hype to speak of before launch it still managed to rack up over a million unique players in the first eight hours and went on to hit the 10 million player milestone within 72 hours.

Manveer Heir, a game designer who has worked with EA, told video game guide site Waypoint in November 2017 month he had seen people 'literally spend £11,400 ($15,000) on Mass Effect multiplayer cards'. But the point is that calling Apex Legends a success (at least at launch) would be an understatement.

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Currently, Apex Legends only lets players battle it out in squads of three, which is somewhat unusual for the battle royale genre.

If you haven't heard of "Apex Legends", there's a reason for that.

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.

The news comes nearly a week after the company lowered its yearly revenue projections following weak sales of its "Battlefield V" title, that had sent its stock plunging 18 percent.

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