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'Apex Legends' Is a Surprising Threat to the Dominance of 'Fortnite'

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Feb 7, 2019 9:00 AM 2+ mon ago

Apex Legends Is a Surprising Threat to the Dominance of Fortnite

In Apex Legends, players fight as Overwatch-style heroes, in the same fictional universe as the Titanfall games.

The battle royale field is nothing if not crowded. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite dominate the conversation, but beyond them lies a bevy of games, big and small, that all compete for player's minds and controller-wielding time. There's Call of Duty Black Ops 4's Black Out mode, and an upcoming battle royale entry from Battlefield V; there's the Tencent-developed Ring of Elysium; and upcoming titles from the Planetside developers and the creators of Dying Light. The genre is a crowded, busy place, and it's only getting bigger.

All of which makes the choice by Electronic Arts and Respawn, the studio behind the fabulous Titanfall games, to enter the fray with an unannounced release both incredibly predictable and somewhat surprising. Apex Legends is expected because, ...

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