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Twitch stats show Fortnite reigns supreme over Apex Legends

Published: 23/Mar/2019 12:55 Updated: 23/Mar/2019 13:35

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends remains one of the most popular games in the world but the game is slowly seeing its popularity on Fortnite

Over 50 million players have tried their hand at becoming an Apex Champion since Respawn Entertainment released their free-to-play battle royale on February 4.

Popularity with players does translate into huge viewing figures on Twitch, as fans try to replicate what they’ve watched in their own games. However, the game’s popularity on the livestreaming platform has already begun to take a hit – falling behind its immediate rivals.

EAApex Legends players are beginning to turn out of the game on Twitch.

According to numbers corroborated by The Esports Observer, the free-to-play battle royale has seen a drastic drop off in viewership since it’s release week. Viewers watched 31.7M hours watched in the game’s first week, but that number dropped below 10M hours in the week of March 18.

The game blew away the majority of titles during the early going, having seven million more viewers than Fortnite at one point. However, in recent weeks, the game has slowly slipped behind Epic Games’ mega-popular title – with Fortnite almost doubling the number of concurrent viewers regularly since the end of February. 

Despite the decline, the concurrent viewing numbers for Apex have remained somewhat consistent at around 130 thousand viewers – with those number seeing a bump to around 150 thousand since the launch of Apex Legends Season one on March 19.  Fortnite, however, regularly hits over 200 thousand. 

The Esports ObserverThe number of concurrent viewers has remained mainly consistent for Apex.

While Respawn’s title remains popular with players, the decline in numbers does have to do with some of Twitch’s names moving away from the game after a steady diet of playing Apex since it’s release.

CS:GO and chatting to his viewers on his streams. 

Twitch megastar Fortnite after stating he was moving away from Apex Legends for the time being to focus on the Fortnite World Cup event.

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    Epic GamesCould the Fortnite World Cup present another major opponent to Apex Legends?

    However, it’s not all bad news for Apex Legends. A steady, consistent flow of viewers shows that the game’s core audience is sticking around – even if viewers are returning to watching rivals like Fortnite as streamers return to the title. 

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Classic Apex Legends care package bug is plaguing games on Olympus

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:19

by Joe Craven


A classic Apex Legends care package bug has resurfaced in the ongoing Season 7, meaning it has now plagued every single one of the game’s maps – first Kings Canyon, then World’s Edge and now Olympus. 

A game as big and variable as Apex Legends was bound to be plagued by bugs from time to time, but players have grown increasingly frustrated with Respawn as more and more bugs not only affect gameplay, but return in multiple different seasons.

That is the case with this particular care package issue, which has previously surfaced on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge. Unfortunately, it has now made a return in Season 7 and Olympus, despite efforts from Respawn to patch it in the past.

Apex Legends Lifeline Cosplay
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Lifeline might be a support legend, but her care packages can get teams out of tricky spots.

The glitch revolves around a care package spawning in a location slightly off the map’s customary boundaries. For example, it might be slightly below, on a couple of the large pipes that help to prop up the Olympus environment.

Pursuing the care package, which often contains top-tier loot, results in an instant death, as one Redditor unluckily found out.

Joking that they got ‘bamboozled’ by a care package, they hopped down below to take advantage of the loot on offer, only to be killed rapidly when hitting the area of the map the care package had nestled itself in.


It doesn’t appear to be an isolated incident either, unfortunately. Another Reddit user shared a YouTube clip entitled ‘It’s a Trap!’

The video shows off an almost identical death, as the allure of top-tier weaponry is enough to provide the player with an instant and immensely frustrating death.

Respawn have not yet responded to the issue, but we expect to see small adjustments made to stop the issues from occurring. For the time being, though, avoid going for care packages that look like they’re in dangerous locations.

For a full list of the bugs Respawn are investigating, you can check out their dedicated Apex Legends Trello board.