Player Count of Apex Legends [Updated for Season 21]

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
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Credit: EA

Apex Legends is arguably the best Battle Royale title currently available. Let’s find out how many people still play Apex Legends.

Apex Legends was published in 2019 as a battle royale spin-off of Respawn’s successful FPS game Titanfall, and it quickly established itself as the greatest battle royale game in the BR genre. Because the game was free to play, it attracted a large number of players in a short amount of time.

Since its release, Respawn has brought a ton of new content into Apex Legends every season, including Legends, Maps, Weapons, Heirlooms, Skins, Limited Time Modes, and more. Most of the time, they also take user feedback into account when adjusting features and content.

As a result, Apex Legends’ player base keeps on rising. According to Respawn, Apex Legends’ player base crossed 100 million in April 2021, and since then, more than 30 million players have joined Apex Legends. And it shows no signs of stopping in 2023.

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How Many People Play Apex?

According to Steam charts, an average of 168,780 people played Apex Legends every day in May 2024. The peak player count for May 2024 was set at 425,742.

How Many People Play Apex?

Keep in mind that only Steam players do not represent the total Apex Legends player base. So, we can use to get an idea of Apex Legends’ overall player count across all platforms. According to’s data, Apex Legends maintained an average of 2.12 million daily players in the last month.

However, doesn’t provide accurate data, and most of the data is based on the estimation of its built-in algorithm. So, it should not be used as a factual reference.

Apex Legends Player Count in Previous Seasons [Steam]

Here, we’ll list the Steam player count data for Apex Legends’ previous seasons. The chart will include average players and the highest player count for the available seasons. As Apex Legends was made available on Steam in Season 7, the chart will not show the Steam data before Season 7.

SeasonSeason NameAverage Players
Peak Players
7Ascension 73,893129,928
8Mayhem 124,002228,439
9Legacy 143,943330,879
10Emergence 145,901330,476
11Escape 134,645318,330
12Defiance 193,283392,998
13Saviors 185,483411,183
14Hunted 208,145510,286
15Eclipse 183,199413,670
16Revelry 253,617624,473
17Arsenal 194,415584,294

Most players switched from Origin to Steam during Seasons 7 and 8. As a result, the average and peak player counts for those two seasons aren’t overly impressive. However, after the majority of players switched to the Steam platform, there was a steady increase in the seasonal player base in the following seasons.

Hunted and Revelry were the two most successful seasons, with a significant increase in the overall player base.

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By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.