Apex Legends released a new update today, adding Solo mode along with a host of new challenges and cosmetics. This could be our best hope for vaulting the mech.
Apex Legends is in a prime position to take advantage of the Fortnite backlash, and Respawn Entertainment knows it.
For those who don't know, Apex Legends released a huge update today that introduced Solo Mode for a limited time. The Iron Crown Collection event brought new cosmetics and a list of new challenges along with the newest solo game mode.
The streaming community has taken notice of this update. Just take a look at your Twitch feed right now.
People like SypherPK, Myth, NickMercs, and CourageJD are all playing Apex Legends at the time of this writing. Even Cloakzy was playing Apex for a few hours.
A lot of Fortnite players are switching over as well - at least for a little while. No one is happy with the current state of Fortnite, and it's good to take a break and play an equally polished game for a bit.
I'm not suggesting you switch to Apex. I'm not suggesting that the player base boycott Fortnite until the mechs are removed. All I'm saying is that we should root for Apex Legends right now.
They've Done it Before
Anyone who played Fortnite when Apex Legends first came out knows that the latter had a massive impact on Fortnite.
Epic started making some long-requested quality-of-life changes to their game. They even brought siphon to public games for a limited time.
Of course, Apex Legends' impact on Fortnite spanned seasons, with the introduction of Reboot Vans a month or so later.
It's more clear than ever before that Fortnite needs competition. They need another exciting game, or else there's no reason for Epic to listen to the community. That brings me to my next point.
Remember the days when we would praise Epic for their transparency? Those days seem like they're behind us.
Epic hasn't been very vocal with the community since before Season X even released. Respawn, on the other hand, are being incredibly transparent with Apex Legends players.
If you take a look at the new Iron Crown patch notes over on our sister site ApexTracker, you'll see the Apex developers explaining each change in detail.
Respawn might not update Apex Legends as frequently as Epic updates Fortnite, but they make their patches count. They fix problematic bugs, address player concerns, and tell everyone why they're doing what they're doing.
Unfortunately, it's not the best time to be a Fortnite player. Our best hope might be the success of Apex Legends, so here's to hoping Epic starts getting a little nervous and vaults the mech.
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