Apex Legends is one of the most popular battle royale games out there – but how many people still play Apex Legends in 2022? Now available on almost every platform as well as having cross-play, the player base continues to grow.
Despite Respawn’s timid expectations, the Apex Legends player count hit 1 million within the first 24 hours of release back on February 4, 2019.
Then, by the end of the first week, it had reached 25 million players, and then 50 million in the first month. This was an incredible feat for a game that launched out of nowhere, with no marketing before release.
Referring to the launch of Apex Legends as the “Beyoncé drop,” Respawn’s battle royale was released without any previous marketing. Then, EA used Twitch streamers and YouTubers to promote the game, more than the traditional means.
But, over three years on, how many people play Apex Legends now?
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- Apex Legends player count in 2022
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Approximately 130 million players have dropped into Apex Legends over its lifetime.
On April 14, 2021, Respawn announced that Apex Legends has hit 100 million players in total. This will have been boosted thanks to the release of the game on Steam and Nintendo Switch.
In EA’s earnings call in February, the publisher said that monthly active players in Apex were “up more than 30% year-over-year in Q3.”
“With more than 28 million new players joining in the last year and new seasons and in-game events that continue to deliver new experiences to a deeply engaged community, FY 2022 is the biggest year yet for Apex.”
While the exact figure wasn’t revealed, we can at least assume somewhere around 130 million total players have now played the game since.
On August 4, 2021, EA revealed that Apex Legends averages 13 million weekly active players. Season 9 also set a new record for daily peak players across all seasons.
In their earnings call in February 2022, EA said that Apex Legends had a 30% growth in new players year-over-year for the second year in a row. And, Apex Legends has been boosted by the successfuk mobile launch.
Apex Legends live player count
On August 10, after the launch of Season 14, Apex Legends hit a peak live player count of 510,286 on Steam only. This is the record for Apex Legends on this platform.
Steam is the only platform to reveal accurate player count statistics accessible through their API. Other platforms such as Xbox, PlayStation, Origin or Nintendo Switch to not reveal player numbers.
Apex Legends launched on Steam in November 2020, and the player count has been growing steadily since. It hit new highs with the launch of Season 9, with a peak of 330,879 players (on Steam), closely followed by 330,476 for Season 10. Season 12 then hit 392,668, and Season 13 hit 412,556. In Season 14, it hit over 500,000 concurrent players for the first time.
In August 2022, average concurrent players on Steam reach 230,000, up from 183,000 in July. In September 2022, the average player count was 221,000 on Steam.
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If Respawn or EA reveal any new official figures, we’ll keep you updated.
Other popular FPS games that were recently released also have their stats available. Battlefield 2042 on Steam only has had a peak of 47,367 average players in December 2021 and an average of just over 6,700 players in the last 30 days, according to Steam Charts.
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We will continue to update this article to reflect player data each month, so make sure and stay tuned on how many players are logging into Apex Legends each day.
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