Apex Legends is the game everyone can't stop talking about and we'll let you know why it might be the new Fortnite. It will also be interesting to see whether Respawn's upcoming Star Wars game will be as impressive in the single-player genre as is APEX Legends for the battle royale genre. The PC version's active users jumped from an average of 1,000 up to 3,500; the PlayStation 4 version's rose from 3,000 to 5,000; and the Xbox One version's doubled from 5,000 to 10,000. Shortly after the announcement Monday, gamers were playing Apex Legends on the popular streaming game service Twitch at almost three times the number they were Fortnite, and even more than other popular streaming games like League of Legends.
Apex Legends is a new battle royale shooter game that groups players into competing squads.
Player counts aren't the only signs of Apex Legends' success.
Some clever bods have been poking about in the game code and discovered hints at the potential for both duo and solo player modes, meaning you can get stuck into the game even if you only have a smaller group or your friends aren't around.
In games like Overwatch and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, players take on the role of specific characters who each have their own personalities, voices, backstories, and abilities.
Apex Legends seems like it could be well on the way to breaking some major Twitch records. Lead producer, Drew McCoy, recently told Euro Gamer that the developer 'plans to allow players to play with their friends on other platforms.' They are also hoping to bring the game to mobile and Nintendo Switch but again, this is not going to happen straight away.