Apex Legends butt in as the most watched game on Twitch last month. The previous game to hold that title was Fortnite and, boy, did it hold that title for a while. In fact, it would’ve gone an entire year if it weren’t for Apex Legends — the streak was on its eleventh consecutive month.
According to GitHyp, Apex Legends trumped the competition with its 670k peak in viewership. Fortnite, in comparison retained 615k viewers. This isn’t a number to scoff at either, but it does show that Apex Legends is moving up in the ranks.
Fortnite has consistently drawn in an exorbitant amount of viewers on Twitch. Fortnite (specifically Battle Royale), for those “lucky” few who don’t know, is a free-to-play battle royale game released back in 2017 that is on every platform – save for the Alexa and tech like that – you can buy.
Apex Legends, on the other hand, came out in February this year and was a pretty big surprise from Respawn Entertainment. Many people were led to believe the game in-development was another Titanfall entry. Similarly to Fortnite, though, it’s free-to-play.
Apex Legends is a stark contrast to its older competitor with it being targeted to a more general audience. It also leans towards the audience who want a battle royale that is less cartoony than Fortnite.
“Even the most jaded of battle royale fans will find their interest rejuvenated by Apex Legends thanks to Respawn’s attention to detail, superior gunplay, and fantastic innovations, though the loot boxes and progression system certainly need addressing.”