‘Apex Legends’ Is Replacing ‘Fortnite’ as the King of Battle Royale Games

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The strong start has made gaming industry watchers start to suggest that "Apex Legends" just might be the game that can challenge "Fortnite", which has about 200 million players. Despite the sheer number of battle royale titles that have launched over the past year, none of them could really hold a candle to Fortnite, at least not as far as Twitch viewership was concerned.

Following a reveal stream from Respawn, Apex Legends unexpectedly launched Beyoncé-style on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 to instant success.

"Apex Legends", though, still has a long way to go before it's even in the same zip code as "Fortnite", which was released in 2017. There's many more reasons why it could be the next Fortnite that just those, so enjoy the video and don't forget to subscribe to CBR for more Fortnite content. 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. The game borrows many elements from Massive Online Battle Area (MOBA) titles like Dota 2 and League of Legends, by introducing six default and two unlockable Legends each with a unique tactical, passive and ultimate ability. This key feature - which we didn't know we needed, but can't live without now - allows players to focus less on overwhelming inventory management and more on jumping right into the fight. "The community's excitement for Apex Legends is electric, and we feel it here at the studio". But more choice is usually a good thing, especially when Apex Legends is a tad bare at the moment. (Epic didn't immediately respond to a request for updated figures.) Those millions of players have turned Fortnite into a cultural phenomenon, played by celebrities, musicians and sports stars. Like Fortnite before it, the free-to-play multiplayer title was not launched on the Nintendo Switch - the most successful games console of the current era - alongside the other consoles. Will players jump ship again?

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