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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

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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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Apex Predator shows off 28 genius tips & tricks to get better at Apex Legends

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:50

by Joe Craven

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Apex Legends content creator and Apex Predator ‘chiknnuggey’ has offered players of Respawn’s battle royale 28 tips and tricks to instantly improve in-game. 

Regardless of your rank in Apex Legends, chances are you have certain areas you can improve. Whether it’s recoil control, movement around the map or deciding how to balance your loadout, no player is completely flawless, as much as they might like to tell themselves.

Chiknnuggey, an Apex YouTuber and Predator-rank player, sits at 13,000 YouTube subscribers, and regularly posts Apex content to try and help his subscribers.

That’s exactly the aim of his January 15 video, which offers a whopping 28 tips and tricks to Apex Legends players, ensuring they’ve got the game’s basics completely nailed.

Apex Legends trio of character standing side by side
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To be great at Apex Legends, you need to make sure you’ve got the basics done.

As you can imagine with 28 tips and tricks, they cover a lot of bases. The Predator’s movement tricks involve ‘zipline bouncing’ meaning you can use ziplines positioned near buildings to instantly reach an elevated position.

Another awesome trick is being able to throw grenades through closed doors. To do this, aim for the very bottom corner of the door, and use the projectile indicator. When it disappears, it means your grenade will slip through the corner of the closed doors. It’s a great way to damage an enemy you know is one the other side.

We also really like the tip to enable fast armor swaps. If you’re in a heavy loot area and planning on hanging around there, drop all the available armor on the floor. In an engagement, you can easily swap your armor for a new one, without having to open a loot box. This will give you a major health boost instantly, and could be the difference between winning and losing a fight.

There are also some more well-known tips, such as how to avoid the fall stun by meleeing a nearby surface (meleeing the ground was patched out long ago, but there’s a new way).

Your play-style may differ from some of the tips, but anything recommended by an Apex Predator should be worth trying out. If you don’t like a tactic or can’t pull it off, then drop it and stick to ones you know you’re capable of. Other than that, drop in and gives these tricks a go!