Apex Legends Crosses 500,000 Concurrent Gamers on Steam, Surpasses PUBG

Published:Mar 8, 202413:19
Apex Legends Crosses 500,000 Concurrent Gamers on Steam, Surpasses PUBG

Apex Legends Season 14 simply dropped and the sport continues its pattern of accelerating its participant depend each season . The sport is over three years outdated at this level and the participant depend simply retains spiraling up. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), a sport that was launched in 2017, now has much less complete playtime (hours performed) than Apex Legends, which got here out on Steam in November 2020, greater than a 12 months after its launch on Origin on PC.

Apex Legends is trying to go sturdy three years after its launch

Apex Legends’ peak participant depend now sits at over 510,000 gamers whereas PUBG is simply in need of the 400,000 participant mark. The one two video games that persistently high Apex Legends are Counter-Strike: International Offensive and Dota 2, that are printed by Steam’s proprietor, Valve.

Apex Legends launched in 2019 with completely no advertising in anyway on digital media. EA determined to companion with streamers and launch the sport unannounced. It instantly gained traction and have become common however most video games often don't see a rise in participant depend over time.

A variety of video games often see their participant counts decline over time however Apex Legends has managed to take care of an upwards pattern since 2021. Its renewed concentrate on esports and a gradual stream of updates have helped the sport keep its recognition. The sport additionally has a well-liked ranked mode and regardless of its points, it continues to be very fashionable.

The sport additionally had a cellular launch however it's a separate model of Apex Legends optimized for cellular. The PC and console model of the sport can also be set to obtain cross-progression later this 12 months and there's an elevated degree cap which is able to permit all gamers to earn at the least 544 Apex Packs over time, giving each long-term participant a “free” heirloom that's often priced at $160 USD.

With Warzone 2 set to launch later this 12 months, solely time will inform if Apex Legends can keep its momentum or if Activision’s providing will siphon among the playerbase. Fortnite and PUBG are additionally nonetheless going sturdy and it seems to be just like the hype for battle royale video games just isn't going to die out anytime quickly.

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