But the newly released Apex Legends is already threatening to make Fortnite as passé as the games that title surpassed past year. The new free-to-play battle royale shooter that's set in the Titanfall universe has come out the gates swinging, and it's only getting more popular by the day.
EA is hoping to reproduce the success of Epic Games" "Fortnite", whose blending of "The Hunger Games" and "Minecraft' has been a global hit with teenagers and older gamers over the past two years.
While some have offered suggestions to Tfue on ways he can avoid stream snipers in his games, the superstar has pretty much made it clear that he would rather stop streaming the game than jump through all the hoops required to prevent it from happening. 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.
Currently, Apex Legends only supports squads of three players.
Well, all of those rumors turned out to be true and Apex Legends is now taking over the video game world with already over ten million players. Enough people played to reliably find matches, but queue times could take a while and once you were in, you were in with the sharks. But the point is that calling Apex Legends a success (at least at launch) would be an understatement. And of course, it's a true free-to-play game where you only need to spend money if you want characters and items quickly. After only being released a week ago, it's a little early to tell, but we can't downplay the LeBron James-level numbers the game is already putting up.
So, the question that is on everyone's mind, is Apex Legends really "the Fortnite Killer"?
Mostly quality-of-life UI tweaks paired with smooth, accessible but competitive gameplay, are the kickers that make Apex Legends so attractive.