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Apex Legends • Feb 12, 2019

Here's why Apex Legends is missing from YouTube Gaming

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Here's why Apex Legends is missing from YouTube Gaming
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Apex Legends may have taken over the Gaming world but it has to take over YouTube’s games page as the website does not yet recognize it is a game in its massive database.

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The free-to-play title from Respawn Entertainment has spread like a wildfire since it’s arrival on February 4, hitting the 25 million players mark less than a week after release. It has also cemented itself at the top of the Twitch charts - with streamers like Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek regularly accruing over 100 thousand viewers per stream.

However, it has still yet to be categorized as a game on YouTube Gaming and the Live platform due to an error with the website’s automated systems.

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Players have been wowed by the new game - especially considering how surprising its release was.

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Head of Gaming at YouTube, Ryan ‘Fwiz’ Watt explained the issue, replying to a question from online personality RickyFTW about Apex wasn’t showing up despite it dominating on Twitch. Fwiz answered: “Terrible timing - we had a huge bug in our automated process.

“Game pages are automatically created by the system, that's why we have over 800,000 of them, based off our knowledge graph - and incredibly unfortunate timing with a bug. Team is working on it as a high priority.”

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While the Battle Royale title may not have conquered YouTube yet, it is still on track for some pretty health success moving forward as Respawn has already laid out plans for the first year with a roadmap - revealing that the game will have a Battle Pass in the near future for cosmetic items.

For now, though, fans wanting to binge tips and tricks videos will have to wait for YouTube to properly address their issue before they can do. 

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