Ninja said it’s “near impossible” for Apex Legends to become bigger than Fortnite.
Ninja gave the following response to a viewer in his chat when he was asked if Apex was going to take over Fortnite:
I think it’s gonna be nearly impossible for any game to do what Fortnite has done, and what they’ve continued to do day in and day out, and update their game.Ninja
Over 10 million gamers played Apex Legends within the first 72 hours of its release.
The free-to-play battle royale style game is set within the “Titanfall” universe. The game has 8 unique characters, who each possess their own special abilities.
Apex Legends groups players into 3 person squads for each match. The game includes a “ping” feature, which allows players to communicate non-verbally. Players can mark the location of enemies and items on the map for their squadmates to see.
At the time of this writing, Apex Legends has the most live viewers on Twitch.
Following the surprise launch of Apex Legends, Electronic Arts’ stock rose by 16%.