When Apex Legends came out earlier this year, people were astonished that it quickly became more popular than Fortnite. But what they didn’t know was that there are other games that have been competing with Fortnite for over a year, and others, that are slowly rising up to claim that number one spot. Let’s take a look at these 12 games to play when you need a break from Fortnite.
League of Legends – 30 million daily players
League of Legends is currently the single most popular online PC game, and probably will be for the foreseeable future. Recent news states that League of Legend has almost 30 million daily players! But that was stats from before a new gametype called Teamfight Tactics came out. In June 2019, Teamfight Tactics was the most popular game streaming on Twitch. So chances are, it has gained many more players.
Minecraft – 100 million players each month
Everyone and their nephew have played this game. You may say, well everyone has played Tetris too. But the fact of the matter is, millions of people are still playing Minecraft daily. According to Business Insider, Minecraft still has almost 100 million players each month. That makes it the most popular video game in history.
World of Warcraft – Still going after 15 years
Since its release in 2004, World of Warcraft has gained millions of hardcore fans. When the Warcraft movie came out in 2016, millions more joined the circus when the box office hit brought in over $400,000,000. To date, there have been 18 Warcraft games, with the newest release being Warcraft III: Reforge. People have yet to let up!
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – 100 million registered players
Hearthstone is a free-to-play Blizzard-owned CCG. Released in 2014, the game quickly gained millions of fans who had been playing World of Warcraft for ages. Many people enjoy Hearthstone due to the fact that it is more laidback than most other online games. It it’s first four years, the game had 100 million registered players. That’s quite a lot for a simple card game.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – 30-50 million copies sold – 12 Games To Play When You Need A Break From Fortnite
CS:GO has been around since 2012, and has garnered tons of fans over the years. The month it was released, it had only 1000 players, which is low for non-indie games. Today, in June 2019, it had half a million active players. Valve’s hit FPS set the bar for many FPS games of the 2010s.
Dota 2 – Over 1 million Steam reviews
While League of Legends has more players than Dota 2, it’s competing MOBA game, Dota 2 still stands on its own two feet. While the original Dota was popular, it can’t compete with its sequel Dota 2. The game has over 1,000,000 reviews on Steam, and we all know a small percentage of people leave reviews.
Overwatch – Over 40 million players worldwide
At one point, Overwatch was the most popular PC game. When it was released in 2016, people quickly realized that this shooter was unlike any we’ve seen before. The cooperation required outmatched and online shooter that had ever been released. In its first week on the market, the game sold 7 million copies! Today, the game has more memorabilia sold daily than nearly any other game.
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS – 400 million total players
One of the first battle royale (the current most popular game genre) games to make it big, PUBG pits 100 players against each other in the battle for survival. In 2018, it was announced that PUBG had become the best-selling PC game of all time. When taking this into account, it’s important to remember that Minecraft is cross-platform and games like League are free-to-play.
Grand Theft Auto V – The $6 billion Rockstar cash cow – 12 Games To Play When You Need A Break From Fortnite
Grand Theft Auto V? Really? That controversial game? Yep. In 2018, IGN announced that GTA V had made $6 billion in revenue. Yes. That’s not million, it’s billion. Releasing the game for PC in 2015 was the best move that Rockstar could have made. Bring on the mods.
Magic the Gathering: Arena – A rising star
This one may come as a shocker, but the MTG game is slowly rising to the top lately. Released earlier this year, Magic the Gathering: Arena had about 90% of all Magic fans and 50% of all avid gamers downloading their free beta. Build decks, open packs, and take out other planeswalkers.
Rocket League – Over 50 million players
Competitive gamers often forget that Rocket League even exists. But while others are focused on battle royales, mobas, and fps games, Rocket League gains a cult following. There’s no other game like it. Although this monster truck soccer game probably won’t reach the leagues of League or WoW, it will always be popular in its own right.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – 45 million players worldwide
There’s Halo fans and there’s CoD fans, but then there’s the real hardcore gamers who have been obsessed with Rainbow Six for the last four years. But why do people like it so much? Because it’s the only fps that plays like a chess game with every character has their own purpose that all works together for the player that knows how to operate them.