Apex Legends Player Count in 2022

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What is Apex Legends’ Player Count in 2022

Abhimannu Das
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Apex Legends crossed the 100 Million player mark in April 2021.
Since then around 28 Million players have joined the game according to EA’s latest earnings call.
The current playerbase has around 130 Million players and a peak daily concurrent playerbase of over 400 Thousand on PC alone in Season 13.

Apex Legends has continued to grow since its release. After its launch on Steam, the game exploded and the player count has been creeping up every season. Its latest season saw over 400 Thousand peak concurrent players on PC alone and approximately around 130 Million players have tried out the game on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Switch.

How many players play Apex Legends in 2022?

On 14th April 2021, Apex Legends confirmed that over 100 Million players play the game. According to a report published on Statista, Apex Legends hit 75 Million players in September 2019 following which EA reported a 30% growth in its earnings call.

Apex Legends Player Count 2022

Apex Legends Player Count 2022

In this year’s earnings call, EA reported that around 28 Million new players joined Apex Legends, which puts the current playercount at around 130 Million players. Continuous updates, new game modes, new legends and its high skill cap seem to have retained the interest of the playerbase even though it has been three years since its release.

The game also launched on mobile recently and it quickly became the most downloaded games on Android and iOS. The Apex Legends franchise is growing and it does not look like it will slow down anytime soon.

Why is Apex Legends Still Popular?

One of the reasons why Apex Legends’ player count is increasing might be attributed to the gameplay mechanics that were industry-firsts in the battle royale genre. Prior to the release of the game, there were no respawn mechanics in games like PUBG. If you were downed and killed, that was the end for you. With the release of Apex, Respawn Entertainment introduced the ability to grab “player banners” and respawn players in specific locations in the map or with a mobile respawn beacon.

The popular ping system is one of the best in the industry, allowing players to communicate with each other without requiring voice communications. You can request items, mark enemies, alert your teammates of third parties, and a whole lot more. The communication system has been patented and published as an open-source tool by EA for other games to use. Both of these features make the game stand out in addition to its rich lore, a vibrant cast of characters and Respawn’s efforts towards improving the game.

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.