Apex Legends Helping Electronic Arts Fight Off Fortnite

The dreaded connection error screen in Apex Legends

The dreaded connection error screen in Apex Legends

It's the new video game that has taken the world by storm but what is Apex Legends?

At the moment, neither EA nor Respawn Entertainment has given any concrete information regarding the games' arrival on Android and iOS. While we don't have revenue numbers from either Respawn or Epic, we can get a decent idea of how popular a game is by looking at Twitch viewership, and since it launched, Apex Legends has been at or near the top.

As for what else is coming to Apex Legends in the near future, the game's first Twitch Rivals tournament will be taking place on February 12th and February 19th, and it will see "48 of the biggest streamers" on the platform all competing live. 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.

Apex Legends is out right now on PS4, Xbox One and PCs - and the new Battle Royale game can be downloaded completely for free.

Set in the "Titanfall" universe, "Apex Legends" takes on competition like "Fortnite" and "PUBG" with a cast of eight Legend characters each with unique abilities and play styles for matches where the last team standing emerges victorious.

United States players were responsible for $320 million of the half a billion total, that took the game 326 days to reach.

Would you like to play Apex Legends on your smartphone or tablet? As soon as we hear any more about these, we'll let you know.

This all comes amidst a stunning first week for the game. But the point is that calling Apex Legends a success (at least at launch) would be an understatement.

"Apex Legends" stunning success should also greatly reduce the frustration with management sometimes expressed by investors. It looks as though the developers have been working on that, mulling over the idea of Solo and Duo modes that allow players to play alone or partner with one other person.

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