Electronic Arts’ (EA - Free Report) latest battle royale (BR) game Apex Legends continues to smash its rival Epic Game’s Fortnite records and bolster its position in the BR genre.
Per reports, the game has garnered 50 million players within a month of its release compared to Fortnite, which reached the 40 million mark after four months.
Moreover, Apex Legends witnessed 25 million downloads in its first week of release alone compared to Fortnite’s record of 10 million downloads over two weeks, post its launch in 2017.
Apex Legends Vs Fortnite: Battle Intensifies
Fortnite is a predominant game in the battle royale format, which is built on a free-to-play model. To date, the game has a total player base of 200 million.
However, Fortnite is losing its luster against Apex Legends. Per reports from SuperData, Fortnite’s revenues fell 48% month over month in January, post the release of EA’s game.
Apex Legends's user base already equals 25% of Fortnite’s total user base, which depicts the growing traction of the game. Moreover, the game has witnessed a wide audience even before the introduction of the first battle pass and new heroes, which is a positive.
The game also boasts certain unique features, which differentiate it from Fortnite. These features aid the company in expanding its user base and counter competition.
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