How many people play Apex Legends? Player count in 2022

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Apex Legends is still one of the most popular battle royale games in the world, but how many people still play Apex 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 traditional means.

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But, over three years on, how many people play Apex Legends now?


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Despite being out for over 3 years, Apex Legends continues to attract new players.

Apex Legends total players

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.”

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While the exact figure wasn’t revealed, we can at least assume somewhere around 130 million total players have now played the game since.

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As Apex’s roster of characters continues to grow, so does its lifetime players statistic.

Apex Legends player count in 2022

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 successful 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.

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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.

In November 2022, as of Season 15, the average players online on Steam is 170,000 – with a peak of 403,000.

Apex Legends launched on Steam in November 2020, and in Season 12 it hit a new record of 392,668, and Season 13 hit 412,556. In Season 14, Apex reached over 500,000 concurrent players on Steam for the first time.

Apex Legend steam player count

If Respawn or EA reveal any new official figures, we’ll keep you updated.

Apex Legends player count vs other games

Other popular FPS games that were recently released also have their stats available.

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Warzone 2 is now available on Steam as part of Modern Warfare 2. In November 2022, Warzone 2/MW2 reached 488,000 peak players on Steam, with an average of 177,000.

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.

In the meantime, check out our Overwatch and Valorant player count trackers to see how those games stack up against Respawn’s battle royale!

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