Is Apex Legends a Fortnite Killer

A new battle royale has hit the block, and that means it is time for everyone to come to attention, speculate, and spectate. This time around, EA and Respawn Entertainment headed into the free-to-play ring by dropping Apex Legends, a Titanfall universe first-person shooter on consoles and computers. Frankly, it is impressing out of the gate. Not even a week in, and people are opting in like crazy. Which is going to get people comparing it to the other big names, like Fortnite and PUBG. But, how does it compare? How are things looking?

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Jin_Sakai1690d ago (Edited 1690d ago )

Apex Legends hit 10 million players in just 3 days while It took Fortnite a week to do the same. It’s also consistently staying ahead of Fortnite on Twitch. It’s a great game. The ping system is a game changer.

Can’t stand Fortnite on the other hand. Soon as you pull the trigger someone’s done built the Burj Khalifa.

2pacalypsenow1689d ago

That’s not really a fair comparison imo.

Fortnite paved the way for BR games being popular. When Fortnite released they were still niche game type.

blacktiger1689d ago

how ping system a game changer when so many fps had ping system for long long time, even paragon has it, it wasn't popular because people weren't ready for ping system it was just not ready for mainstream,

WombBat1689d ago

While Apex Legends is a fun game in its own right, it is not a Fortnite killer.

No offense, but Apex Legends doesn't do anything unique. It is sort of a solid collection of other games. It really is an Overwatch x Black Ops 4, which is fine, but doesnt address what made Fortnite such a phenomenon: The consistent/precise gunplay, clean aesthetic, and most importantly, the BUILDING aspect.

The building aspect of Fortnite FUNDAMENTALLY changes the way the game is played. It thrust a defense mechanic into the sandbox and allows for incredible amounts of creativity in how you approach a situation. It really does add A LOT of depth to the game.

I would argue that Fortnite would be a success even if it went the classic deathmatch mode (kill, wait, respawn), and in fact, I would love to see that just to change it up a bit.

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Kaii1689d ago

I lol'd so hard xD Shame this site can't gild comments ^^

Vegamyster1689d ago


PUBG is the game that popularized the genre, between it's original early access release in March 2017 to September it sold over 10 million copies and was the most popular streamed game, shortly before Fortnite Royal came out.

AnthonyDavis1688d ago

Battle Royal type games are for casual gamers. Play real games like RE2, KH3, and DMC5.

KillBill1688d ago (Edited 1688d ago )

Fortnite still has a much larger player base than Apex Legends does. The idea it will surpass Fortnite is very far fetched. Apex Legends is not a bad game and has a lot of good things going for it but the way it hit the market in comparison to the way Fortnite hit the market is completely different. Fortnite did it off of hear game doing all the talking for it. Apex Legends though being a good game hit the market with a huge advertisement campaign pushing it along with a quick surprise launch that gave little time for anyone to do anything but try it out.

KillBill1688d ago

@wombat - "I would argue that Fortnite would be a success even if it went the classic deathmatch mode (kill, wait, respawn), and in fact, I would love to see that just to change it up a bit." I have to assume you simply don't play Fortnite because it already has had said game mode available for some time now.

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Lennoxb631689d ago

"Fortnite paved the way for BR games being popular."

No it didn't. Fortnite's Battle Royale mode was reactionary to PUBG. It wasn't even going to have a BR mode at one point. It was mainly going to be a tower defense co-op game.

2pacalypsenow1689d ago

Yeah but it wasn't until fortnite that all these companies started making BR.

Fortnite made BR what it is today not PUBG.

PowerOfTheCloud1689d ago (Edited 1689d ago )

Fortnite showed all the publishers that huge amounts of money could be made with Battle royal, so they jumped on the Bandwagon.

pyroxxx1689d ago (Edited 1689d ago )

Yes and pubg is a blatant rip-off arma mods,.. and goes all the way back to arma2

Vegamyster1689d ago


PUBG is made by the Brendan Greene aka PlayerUnknown who made those mods lol.

logotero1688d ago (Edited 1688d ago )


What are you talking about? It was Brendan Greene, the actual modder for the Dayz mod on arma 2 indeed the creator of PUBG too.

If there's a father of the genre, is basically him, and not Fortnite which is actually more focused on making trend stories and events to keep relevant. Greene was a photographer which one night decided to make the mod, i have a lot of respect for him more to epic that just jumped in the band wagon with a lot of money for marketing and started to buy streamer's time and facebook pages, while his game was kid-friendly and free. That's maybe why PUBG wasn't affected by apex till today, while fortnite was, according to google trends:


Fortnite is a trend, PUBG is not.

FinalFantasyFanatic1688d ago

Fortnite just took what PUBG did and made it better, it was already well optimized, they just added a twist by giving people the ability to build defenses on the fly.

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galmi1689d ago

was gonna write the exact same thing

Nu1688d ago (Edited 1688d ago )

I tried it but like most shooters it doesn't appeal to me. I think I'd like to see Gears of War 5 take a mantle kick to the battlefield Royal. I'm not sure how it would turn out but it'd probably be fun

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ZeekQuattro1690d ago

We shall see in the next few months. As of right now though I doubt it and I can't stand Fortnite.

tar_tar071689d ago

I wish it was third person. However the game play is great.

TheGamez1001690d ago

No. But theyll coincide. Fortnites still being heavily updated and popular. Apex has been great so far but itll need to do the same by keeping at it with updates and content. Especially more modes like solos and quads.

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