February saw the surprise launch of Respawn Entertainment’s free-to-play battle royale, Apex Legends.
The game was wildly, wildly popular, with lots of people logging out of their Fortnite accounts in favour of Apex.
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The new title jumped to becoming the most-watched game on Twitch, and the likes of Twitch royalty Ninja and Shroud were regularly streaming gameplay.
Unfortunately, it seems the popularity has dwindled over the months, with lots of players heading back to Fortnite citing serious lag as one of their many reasons for departure.
It seems one of the top ranking Twitch Apex Legends players seems to agree, as Shroud has announced he’s sick of slow servers in the game, and would “rather play PUBG.”
Taking a break from playing the battle royale, Shroud finally returned to the game his viewers were begging to see, but slow servers and a lack of additional content rendered the Twitch star seriously unimpressed.
“I’ve got about three games left before I quit this game forever,” Shroud told his stream [via Dexerto].
“I’d rather play PUBG – and that’s saying something,” said Shroud, who isn’t a huge fan of PUBG.
Shroud isn’t the only one who’s losing interest in Apex because of its lag. Over on Twitter, angry ex-Apex players are quitting the game for just that reason.
One player tweeted: “I officially quit @PlayApex until the lag is fixed, the audio is fixed and either better team play or solos is added. I just lagged while trying to save my teammates and they ended up leaving after I got their banners”
Another agreed, saying: “The server lag in @PlayApex just forced me to quit the game. Losing a match due to severe server lags is the opposite of fun. Combine this with a sub-par netcode (as shown by @BattleNonSense) makes me play the game less. Trying again on another day, when the lags are resolved.”
Hopefully Respawn can get a fix in place for this – and fast!
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