Apex Legends was released back in February, and it instantly managed to become one of the top battle royale titles shortly after its release. The game basically gained popularity because of the fact that it featured a new experience for players. Not only this, but many players were also claiming that it will soon become the biggest battle royale game by leaving Fortnite behind. However, it seems like those players were wrong as many people are slowly losing interest in the game.
Back in February, Apex Legends was praised for the kind of gameplay and content it featured. It even managed to break some amazing records and was even one of the most viewed games on Twitch. In the first week alone, the game managed to hit around 25 million downloads. Shortly after it, in March, the number of downloads were more than 50 million.
Game’s Viewership Decreases
During that time, the game’s viewership count was around 300,000 on average and was one of the leading titles on Twitch. However, that number has now decreased to around 40,000, and the game is now behind CS:GO, League of Legends, Dota 2, and of course, Fortnite.
Reasons Behind the Decrease in Viewership
There are some reasons behind why the viewership of Apex Legends on Twitch is slowly decreasing. To start with, many players have complained about the lack of content in the game. Even some popular streamers have claimed that there is not enough variety in the game, and this is the very reason why players have started losing interest in the game.
This can be a solid reason considering the fact that everyone wants to try out something new in a game. They simply cannot play with the same content over and over again. Secondly, many players have also claimed that Apex Legends is filled with bugs and glitches. There are times when a player is about to win a match and suddenly, because of a glitch, he fails to do so.
Another thing which is making players lose interest in the game is hackers. Fans of the game are aware of the fact that since the game’s release, there have been a lot of hackers in the game who have ruined the experience of many players.
Although Respawn Entertainment tried its best to bring a fix for this issue, the hackers kept on coming back with something new. When the developers started issuing Hardware Id bans for players who would use large cheat programs, the hackers started using soft cheating to remain undetected by the Anti-cheat software of Apex Legends.
In any case, Respawn Entertainment must do something about this before it gets too late. They should start adding new content from time to time, which might even bring back those players who lost interest in the game. In addition to this, they also need to fix all the bugs and glitches in the game and introduce a permanent solution for hackers. All we can do is wait and see what the future holds for the game which was once expected to become the best battle royale title.