Apex Legends is quite literally the surprise multiplayer hit of 2019 when it launched unexpectedly in early February.
Respawn Entertainment’s free-to-play battle royale title that cribs from the studio’s Titanfall franchise released pretty much out of nowhere after a few leaks, and quickly became a serious contender against Epic Games’ Fortnite with 10 million players in the first three days, 25 million in the first week, and breaking 50 million after its first month.
The fast-paced first-person shooter took the battle royale formula of last person surviving out of 100 and focused more on a team aspect with 20 teams of three instead.
It made a lot of smart choices with easier inventory management, fun abilities between the cast of characters, and the ability to bring your teammates back to life instead of having to spectate and wait the entire match.
The respawn beacons littered throughout the game’s map was so novel that even Fortnite has decided to tinker with the idea.