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

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PUBG and Fortnite competitor Apex Legends hits 10 million downloads within 3 days of launch: Here’s why

Apex Legends has been on the rise since its surprise launch last week, and with over 25 million players taking to the latest battle royale experience from Respawn Entertainment, it was only a matter of time before the game's secrets became known. They have now teased a special event for the game soon. Just as the Fortnite phenomenon was emote-dancing its way to becoming an untouchable force on the competitive gaming/Twitch throne, Respawn Entertainment pulled a "hold my beer" moment with their new viral hit Apex Legends.

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.

Now the game is at 25 million players and counting, with an incredible 2 million concurrent players diving in at one time.

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Respawn's new title is another free-to-play title, which is likely vital to its rampant success so far.

In its opening eight hours, the game boasted more than one million downloads across each of its platforms-PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Apex Legends seems like it could be well on the way to breaking some major Twitch records. Literally. A little over a week ago, there were rumors flying around that EA flew out a bunch of streamers to play a new free to play battle royale title that they would stealth announce and release the following Monday. The grind can be long depending how much you win, but by saving up in-game currency or leveling up your rank, players have access to character and weapon skins, emotes, banners, and more. Apex Legends is wildly popular on Twitch. 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. Many have hoped that the developers will add the ability for smaller teams and solo play too.

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And Apex Legends appears to be growing fast.

The success of Apex Legends is doubly interesting because it's published by Electronic Arts, one of the traditional game publishers that has struggled in the wake of Fortnite.

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