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Can Apex Legends really beat Fortnite? Twitch stats suggest it can

Can Apex Legends really beat Fortnite? Twitch stats suggest it can

"Apex Legends took the chart by storm this week to land comfortably in the top spot, and by "comfortably" we mean more than doubling the amount of players for the #2 title Fortnite", notes TrueAchievements.

Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends is a surprising success for the company and EA.

The incredible performance saw the trio kill over 66% of players in the lobby, an incredible feat considering the size of the map, and the unlikeliness that every player in the game lands in a similar area.

EA's success with Apex Legends marks a potential for it to take on Fortnite, which counted 200 million players in December.

It makes sense as the next step to allow players to play on their smartphones as well - competing with both Fortnite and PUBG. That means Fortnite (which has pretty much been at the top of the gameplay chart for each platform since early a year ago, only dropping occasionally) is now facing some serious competition from Apex Legends. Even sans titans and wall-running, Apex's snappy shooting and smooth sliding made enough players curious to know more about Respawn's earlier work.

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Apex Legends is already available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Season seven has brought a number of controversial changes to the game that have frustrated long-time players, and it seems like the time was right for a new battle royale game to take their interest. This is still exciting news for mobile gamers, though.

There's always 99 problems to worry about while playing in a battle royale game, but Apex's loot system isn't one.

So, the question that is on everyone's mind, is Apex Legends really "the Fortnite Killer"?

"What a week! Since we launched Apex Legends last week on Monday we've seen the creation of an Apex Legends community that is excited, thriving, and full of great feedback and ideas", Zampella said.

Elsewhere, we're seeing the impact of Apex Legends on Twitch.