That's a lot of pings.
Seᴀsᴏɴ 8 ᴏꜰ Apex Legᴇɴᴅs hᴀs sᴇᴇn a boost ɪɴ tʜᴇ ᴛᴡᴏ-yᴇᴀʀ-ᴏʟᴅ bᴀᴛtle royale's pʟᴀʏer populᴀᴛiᴏɴ. In February ɪᴛ enᴊᴏʏed roughly 70,000 ᴍᴏʀᴇ cᴏɴᴄᴜʀʀᴇɴᴛ pʟᴀʏers ᴏɴ Sᴛᴇᴀᴍ thᴀɴ tʜᴇ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜ ʙᴇꜰᴏʀe. As February ᴅʀᴀᴡs ᴛᴏ a ᴄʟᴏsᴇ, SᴛᴇᴀᴍDB recᴏʀded ɪᴛ havɪɴg a recᴏʀd-ʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴg peak pʟᴀʏer ᴄᴏᴜɴᴛ ᴏꜰ 198,235.
That's five days after the two-year anniversary collection event ended too. Season 8 certainly seems to have struck a chord, whether due to Caustic seeing a resurgence and other changes in the Ranked meta, or the arrival of new legend Fuse, or the return of the popular King's Canyon map (with some tweaks), or some alchemical combination of other changes.
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