For almost a full year, Epic Games Fortnite: Battle Royale on the live streaming platform Twitch generated the most viewers a month. Apex Legends took over this place last February, although interest has declined since the beginning of last month. Meanwhile, Fortnite is again ahead.
Successful start in February is reflected in Twitch
Since March 2018, Fortnite dominated the viewer numbers on Twitch, in the twelfth month, the Battle Royale title in this respect, however, has beaten against the competition. The game, first published on 4 February 2019 and without notice, reached around 212,000 viewers per hour last month. By contrast, Fortnite lost 29 percent in relation to January, reaching about 126,000 viewers an hour – even just finishing third behind League of Legends.
Even with the highest number of simultaneous viewers, Apex Legends trumps Fortnite: 670,000 viewers could claim the title of the Titanfall universe, while Fortnite came to 615,000. The ratio to the number of players is also interesting: At Apex Legends, significantly more viewers come to one player than to Fortnite. EA announced last Tuesday that 50 million players have at least tried Apex Legends, while Epic Games had around 200 million Fortnite players by the end of 2018.
Fortnite is back in the lead in March
Although Apex Legends' average number of viewers per hour fell during the month – at the beginning of March, the title comes to around 123,000 viewers – the loss weighs loud GitHyp with 41 percent to February, however, low. Fortnite, meanwhile, is experiencing a renewed upswing to around 170,000 viewers per hour. According to the analysts, the cause can also be found in the larger players: While Fortnite is also playable on mobile devices, Apex Legends has so far appeared only for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.