Have you ever wondered how many people play Apex Legends? Well, here it is.
In February 2022, Respawn Entertainment hosted 119,605,543 Apex Legends players with an average of 11,960,554 daily players. A slight decrease from December 2021 and January 2022, but still a mammoth pool of players for a game that was only released in 2019.
Apex Legends is into its 12th Season now which was released in February 2022, and a slight dip in the number of active players as compared to January 2022 shows that Respawn has missed some tricks this time around.
But, players are starting to warm up to the new 9v9 mode and an updated Olympus map to celebrate Apex Legends’ 3rd anniversary.
Apex Legends – Riveting Rise
Apex Legends was developed and released by Respawn Entertainment, and had several releases over the years for the various gaming platforms.
The first release was in February 2019 for Xbox One, PS4, and Microsoft Windows. Soon after the game joined forces with Steam and Origin.
Did You Know: Apex Legends set a record of 300,000 active players in one day on Steam alone.
Then, in March 2021, Apex Legends came to Nintendo Switch, and exactly a year after that, the game is now set to release on new-gen consoles (PS5 & Xbox Series X/S) and both mobile phone platforms (iOS & Android).
Just to give you an idea of the kind of reception Apex Legends received, it only took 24 hours to reach 2M registered players- all that with a partial release on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PS4.
And by March 2019, nearly 50M players had signed up to play the Titanfall-style battle royale game.
The concurrent player peak in the first year of release was 2M, crushing the Fortnite numbers. Here’s a comparison from Daniel Ahmad.
This on the backdrop of next-to-no marketing was a huge surprise for the developers themselves.
Apex Legends – Peak Performance
Having tasted success so early, Apex Legends was seen as a fierce competitor of Fortnite, and it has lived up to that title.
Apex Legends hit a huge milestone of 100M active players in April 2021- 4 months after the Steam and Origin release. But that was just the start. The real peak came after Season 9 and 10, which really cemented the game’s position in the Twitch streamer community.
Fun Fact: EA revealed Apex Legends Season 10 was the most-watched Apex content on Twitch, mounting a massive 130 million hours of watch-time.
Three months later came Season 11 and Apex Legends brought the highest numbers yet. November 2021 saw 122,650,220 players tune into the Apex Legends meta- a daily average of over 12M players.
The graph is on a downward trend since the Season 12 release, but you can never rule out a game like Apex Legends. One good content update, and the 10M players will come running back.
Now you know how many people play Apex Legends. A game that’s hosting 110M average monthly players for the past 10 months shouldn’t be part of the dead or alive debates.
But, we have to say that EA has been awfully quiet about the numbers ever since Apex Legends hit 120M. Maybe the ‘30% year-over-year’ growth that EA boasted about in the FY2022 isn’t going all too well.
You can track the number of active and monthly Apex Legends players on activeplayer.io as well as Steam Charts.
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