February 26, 2024

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Apex Legends Hits 10M Players in 72 Hours: Is This The Fortnite Killer?

Apex Legends is the massively successful free-to-play battle Royale title from EA & Respawn Entertainment. The recently-released game has quickly become one of the best free games you can play right now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Origin on PC.

In the video below, we take a look at how this game has exploded onto the gaming scene and risen to the top of the charts.

 

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Full Video Transcript

Welcome to QuickBytes where we bring you tech news quick fast and swiftly. My name is Adam. Lets dive in.

Gamers, have you heard of Apex Legends? Apex Legends is the massively successful free-to-play battle Royale title from EA & Respawn Entertainment. The recently-released game has quickly become one of the best free games you can play right now available on PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, and Origin on PC.

The surprise release earlier this week, saw 10 million players in just 72 hours of its launch! Apex Legends has been out for 1 week and is taking the world by storm reviving the battle royale genre.

Can you say “sit down, Fortnite?”

Apex Legends Twitch streams have gathered up to 5x as many viewers, blowing past fortnite and the memes are coming in full force. Twitch has teamed up with Respawn Entertainment For a Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge Feb 12th and 19th for a $200,000 2 day competition.

Respawn has also confirmed that cross-play will be coming soon so you can play with friends across platforms.

Is this the new Fortnite Killer? Will a live Marshmallow concert be enough to save Epic’s Fortnite from falling to Apex ?

It is only week 1. What do you think?

By Alex Moersen

By Alex Moersen

Alex Moersen is an Associate Editor for Innovation & Tech Today, covering pop culture, science and tech, sustainability, and more. Twitter: @yaboii_shanoo

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