EA’s Apex Legends has quickly established itself as a popular battle royale property on par with Epic Games’ Fortnite.
While BioWare’s Anthem is currently getting battered for being a massive grind with lazy storytelling and terrible missions, Apex Legends is saving EA from even more humiliation by smashing more of Epic Games and Fortnite’s records.
Although it was previously reported that Apex Legends beat Fornite’s two-week download record of 10 million with 25 million downloads in its first week, it has also been announced that EA’s battle royale has surpassed Fornite’s record for number of hours of streamed gameplay in a day. While the colourful Fortnite celebrated 6.6 millions hours on Twitch in July 2018, Apex Legends has seen 8.28 million hours on the same streaming platform.
If you’re wondering why Apex Legends is currently bettering the biggest free-to-play battle royale game, then you should know that Respawn Entertainment and EA “quickly called upon” popular Fortnite streamers Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Coby ‘Dizzy’ Meadows, and Richard ‘KingRichard’ Nelson to experience and show off the game.