Coinciding with the debut of Season 12’s Apex Legendsentitled Rebellion, the number of users logged in on Steam at the same time it shot up, registering a new record for EA and Respawn’s battle royale.
As SteamDB reports, Apex Legends spiked a few hours ago 392,998 players connected at the same timefar beating the previous record 330,879 recorded on April 29 last year.
At the time of writing, however, the active players are about 178 thousand and Apex Legends results fourth in the ranking of the most playedbehind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Lost Ark and Dota 2 and above PUBG: Battlegrounds and Dying Light 2.
Without the data from Origin and the PlayStation and Xbox platforms it is impossible to have a complete picture of the situation, but it is evident that the innovations introduced with Season 12 were particularly awaited by Apex Legends players, among which we mention the legend Mad Maggie, the mode limited time 9vs9 Control and the return of the Olympus map.
Apex Legends was released in February 2019 and quickly established itself in the panorama of battle royale and free-to-play multiplayer games in general, thanks also to a highly appreciated dynamic gunplay and full-bodied and constant support from Respawn Entertainment. ‘other, according to the latest data provided by EA, the number of monthly Apex Legeds players has grown by 30%.