Fortnite rival Apex Legends hits 25M users in just one week

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Like Fortnite, Apex Legends is free to download and is designed as a last-man-standing "battle royale" title.

Last week, we wrote about whether Apex Legends could improve EA's financial outlook after the company suffered a "disappointing" Q3.

The newly released battle royale game - labeled as "the Fortnite Killer" - went from a buzz-worthy title to an online phenomena in mere days. There are also respawn machines dotted across the map, meaning that even if you die you can be brought back to life, should a teammate collect your "banner" on time and successful deliver you to one of the respawn points.

"Despite having over 600,000 less total hours streamed than Fortnite in the past seven days, Apex Legends incredibly has had nearly 11 million more total hours watched", notes Dexerto. Since its launch last Monday, over 25 million players have played the game.

Apex Legends launched worldwide on February 5, 2019 but has already taken millions of players across the world - 25 million to be exact - by storm.

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While Apex Legends has just had a high-profile release, another one is just around the corner.

In Apex Legends, they're known as Apex Packs. While the player count is nothing short of impressive, there are also plans of introducing a mobile version of the hit game in the foreseeable future. This key feature - which we didn't know we needed, but can't live without now - allows players to focus less on overwhelming inventory management and more on jumping right into the fight. If you are looking for the ultimate chart to give you a better idea of the gun mechanics in Apex Legends, look no further.

There were no specifics given on what kind of loot this will be, but fans will nonetheless be excited for it given that it's the first themed loot drop in the game's short life cycle. There's always a chance that we will be seeing a new skin or two for the characters.

The year one roadmap for Apex Legends has revealed when the first four Battle Passes are out.