APEX Legends, a battle royale game just like Fortnite growing at a rate that could catch up to Fortnite’s 200 million player count. Fortnite Battle Royale reached 50 million downloads in 120 days. That number took APEX Legends only 28 days. Considering the promotions that EA has done since it is the publisher of the videogame it is not that of a big deal. At the time of it’s first release Fortnite Battle Royale’s developer and publisher Epic Games was kind of new to the industry.
So without big promotions and advertisements it was actually shocking for the battle royale to reach more than 15 million downloads in a month. A lot of people discuss whether APEX Legends success is due to it’s gameplay or the hype around the battle royale genre in general. It could be both since APEX has a very great gunplay, sound effects, and better communication between the squad members. Fortnite was just released at the right time as there were no other free-to-play battle royale games available. The only big competitor of it was PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds which is another popular battle royale game that has a price tag of $29.99 that makes people hesitant to try it out.
We included both APEX Legends and Fortnite download links below. You can check them out anytime, both are free-to-play.