The game was instantly popular.
The company didn't outline just why it thought Apex was doing so well, but it has a number of advantages in its favor. It's also become a fixture of Twitch and YouTube, although that's also been true of other titles, most of which then faded into near-obscurity as many content creators moved back to games like Fortnite.
The inaugural Apex Legends tournament has wrapped up and a victor has been declared.
However, as an added bonus for developer Respawn Entertainment, users on Reddit have noticed that the Titanfall 2 player count has improved significantly over the past week. While many are able to play the game on consoles and/or PC, they are still wondering if they can play it on the go on mobile. It had multiplayer as well, but it wasn't almost as popular as competitive-focused titles like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch even at launch. The game has also given Fortnite a solid thumping in Twitch viewership, with an average of 254,973 viewers on Twitch over the past week, smashing Fortnite's dwindling viewership numbers, which have averaged just 109,788.
Apex Legends is out now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Manveer Heir, a game designer who has worked with EA, told video game guide site Waypoint in November 2017 month he had seen people 'literally spend £11,400 ($15,000) on Mass Effect multiplayer cards'. 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.
Apex Legends is an exciting, smooth experience shaking up the battle royale community.