It’s time for Overwatch to go free-to-play

If you were to head to over to Twitch’s most-watched list of games right now, you’d mostly see the usual titles enjoying top 10 spots. There’s Fortnite, of course, and your slate of e-sports mainstays like League of Legends, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike. But right now there’s also a brand-new game occupying the number one spot: Respawn’s Apex Legends, the free-to-play battle royale game from the creators of Titanfall that’s taken the competitive gaming community by storm this past week.

Through its free-to-play business model, combined with thoughtful game design and exhilarating combat, Apex has fast become a must-play online shooter with a huge online audience of both viewers and players. A week after launch it even had its first…

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