Epic Games has found a great way to keep "Fortnite Battle Royale" popular despite a tough competition with "Apex Legends." "Fortnite" has set numerous records throughout its history, and in early February, the game has set the record for most concurrent players with 10.7 million. Just two weeks after, over 7.6 million players were playing the game at the same time, which was another impressive milestone.

When "Apex Legends" came out, a lot of "Fortnite" players started playing it. It was a new game with a lower skill ceiling that was much easier to play.

"Fortnite Battle Royale" has suffered as a lot of players have stopped playing it, and a lot of viewers stopped watching it on popular streaming websites. However, this is no longer the case as the game has bounced back with Season 8, and it is still the king of battle royale games.

Fortnite's popularity is increasing

"Apex Legends" has attracted over 50 million players in its first month, which is impressive. Its peak of concurrent players is around two million, and at one point, it was the most watched game on streaming platforms. At the same time, "Fortnite" was doing well, but it was clear that the rival game was making it lose its popularity.

Thanks to Season 8, a lot of players have come back to "Fortnite Battle Royale." Epic Games has made some big changes and positive improvements, which have resulted in the increased popularity of the game.

Not only is the game way more fun now, but players also have an incentive to play it. This week, there is a $100,000 tournament taking place, and this tournament is small when compared to what's coming in the future. The "Fortnite" developer will have multi-million tournaments every month, which will definitely help with the game's popularity.

In the last seven days, "Fortnite" had 17.3 million viewers on Twitch, trailing only "League of Legends" with 21.9 million. The third place was taken by Just Chatting channel with 14.9 million total viewers, while "Apex Legends" finished fourth with only 11.4 million viewers.

Apex vs. Fortnite

In its best day of the last week, "Fortnite" had three million viewers, while the game had 1.9 million viewers during its worst day.

On the other side, "Apex Legends" had 1.9 million viewers on its best day, and its worst day attracted 1.3 million viewers in total.

There is no doubt that both of these games are great and it will be interesting to see how they compete with each other. However, it appears that Respawn Entertainment will have to release the Battle Pass soon to keep players interested in "Apex Legends."