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Apex Legends First Special Event And Loot Teased For Valentine's Day

Apex Legends First Special Event And Loot Teased For Valentine's Day

A game like Fortnite took nearly two weeks to hit the 10 million mark, which looks like a piece of cake for Apex Legends.

Free-to-play Apex Legends could be a competitor to the wildly popular game Fortnite, Bank of America Merrill Lynch suggested in a note, upgrading shares to buy.

Despite all that, though, Fortnite has maintained roughly the same amount of total hours streamed on the site - meaning the players and communities built around the game are certainly still there. During the Electronic Arts Q3 2019 earnings call it seems that a possible porting of the game to mobile devices has been mentioned to try to fight the domain, for now undisputed, of Fortnite especially in the Asian territory.

Since its release on iOS last March, Fortnite has made over $500 million on the platform.

In Apex Legends, they're known as Apex Packs. Of that, more than 2 million players have enjoyed the Battle Royale-style gameplay concurrently.

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In fact, it's been one week to the day since Apex Legends launched, and to say it's giving Fortnite a run for its money would be understating the situation at least a little bit.

We'll see if it has staying power, but EA's new game Apex Legends has quickly rocketed past market leader Fortnite, with over 25 million sign-ups in just one week. Each character adds exciting new ways to approach a match with a different level of strategy mixed in. Though EA's financial results over the last holiday season were disappointing (in part because of Fortnite's popularity), Pachter expects Apex Legends to contribute $100 million to EA's revenues in its next fiscal year.

For now, Epic Games probably doesn't have too much to worry about.

Even previous year, 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.

And Apex Legends appears to be growing fast.


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