Apex Legends peaks 500K streams on Twitch, beats Fortnite

Respawn's new Apex Legends smashes Twitch streams, passes Fortnite and Resident Evil 2.

Published Tue, Feb 5 2019 8:24 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:49 AM CST

Apex Legends has already racked up 1 million players in its first day available, with Respawn Entertainment's new Titanfall-infused battle royale game also setting records on Twitch.

Apex Legends peaks 500K streams on Twitch, beats Fortnite | TweakTown.com

In the first few hours after Apex Legends launched it was the most-viewed game on Twitch with over 340,000 viewers and hitting a peak of 500,000 or so. This means that newcomer Apex Legends was beating out established Twitch regular games like Fortnite, Overwatch, League of Legends, DOTA 2, and World Of Warcraft. This is obviously day one, so we'll have to keep our eyes on viewership across all platforms in the coming weeks and months to see if Apex Legends has staying power with gamers.

Respawn hooked up with some of the biggest influencers, YouTubers and Twitch streamers in the world for the launch of Apex Legends, which seems to be paying off. It drove enough hype to the game to give it a huge launch in terms of downloads and players, as well as video views and streams.

Let's circle back in a week and a month to see where these numbers are, eh? What do you think? More? Less? Same?

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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