Season 9 has more people playing Apex Legends than ever.
Apex Legᴇɴᴅs ɪs havɪɴg a ʙɪɢ ᴡᴇek. Wɪᴛh tʜᴇ launch ᴏꜰ Seᴀsᴏɴ 9, a ɴᴇᴡ ʟᴇɢᴇɴᴅ ᴀɴd a ɴᴇᴡ 3v3 Arenᴀs mode, sᴏ mᴀɴy pʟᴀʏers tried ᴛᴏ ᴊᴜᴍᴘ ɪɴ ʏᴇsterᴅᴀʏ thᴀᴛ tʜᴇ sᴇʀᴠᴇrs ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅn't hᴀɴdle tʜᴇ straɪɴ. While Apex's sᴇʀᴠᴇrs ᴀʀᴇ sᴛɪʟʟ havɪɴg ɪɴᴛᴇʀᴍɪᴛᴛᴇɴt ɪssues, thᴀᴛ hᴀsn't sᴛᴏᴘped tʜᴇ ɢᴀᴍᴇ ꜰʀᴏᴍ ʙʟᴏᴡɪɴg pᴀst ɪᴛs pʟᴀʏer recᴏʀd ᴏɴ Sᴛᴇᴀᴍ, ʟɪᴋᴇly makɪɴg tʜɪs Apex Legᴇɴᴅs' ᴍᴏsᴛ sᴜᴄᴄᴇssful ᴡᴇek ᴇᴠᴇʀ.
Apex Legends first launched on Steam in November 2020 and typically held steady around 100,000 concurrent players. That's a healthy playerbase, though small compared to Steam's heaviest hitters like PUBG and CS:GO, which often had more than 400,000 and 900,000 players, respectively, according to SteamDB. But Apex is on the rise: on Wednesday it set a record for its all-time peak players with 313,839. That concurrent count would likely be higher if it weren't for the ongoing server issues, which are making the numbers a bit erratic.
Our "current players" charts still sort of look like an ongoing cardiac arrest but by God we're setting records on Apex Legends today pic.twitter.com/isALQ8tLLMMay 5, 2021See more
Apex Legends is also available on Origin and consoles, none of which offer public player figures. But Steam probably isn't the only platform seeing excitement over this new season—if Arenas proves to be a hit, Apex's Steam record may become its new normal.