Twitch Rivals Apex Legends tournament standings after Week 1

Posted February 14, 2019

Statistics suggesting that the number of concurrent players on Microsoft's home console platform has doubled from 5000 to 10000 in the week since Apex Legends released.

Apex Legends is now available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation 4. They plan to deliver four Seasons (in March, June, September, and December) each of which will include new Legends, weapons, loot, and a fresh Battle Pass.

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It makes sense as the next step to allow players to play on their smartphones as well - competing with both Fortnite and PUBG. At the same time, Titanfall 2, a two-year-old first-person shooter also by Respawn Entertainment, is seeing a resurgence in popularity alongside growing obsession with Apex Legends.

Even a year ago, with the launch of Call of Duty's battle royale mode (Blackout), we didn't see the attach rate and popularity that Apex has had over the past seven days. Of that, more than 2 million players have enjoyed the Battle Royale-style gameplay concurrently. Since its launch last Monday, over 25 million players have played the game. And "Apex Legends" became the most watched stream on Twitch this past weekend, garnering some 300,000 active viewers, or about three-times that of "Fortnite", according to Twitch data.

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On PC, one Redditor shows the Titanfall 2 multiplayer userbase sitting at around 3,500, which is more than a 200% increase from its usual average of 1000 players online. If you've got any questions, we've got you covered. And of course, it's a true free-to-play game where you only need to spend money if you want characters and items quickly. Is there room for multiple battle royale games?

In Apex Legends, they're known as Apex Packs. The game quickly hit a million players after launch, and in the blink of an eye, that was sitting at 10 million.

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"Apex Legends" stunning success should also greatly reduce the frustration with management sometimes expressed by investors.