Apex Legends Season 14 has kicked off with a bang, with new content pushing the FPS game to a Steam player record of over half a million concurrent players. New character Vantage is leading the charge with his adorable bat sidekick, Echo, and players have been flocking to try him out on the reworked Kings Canyon map in the battle royale game.
The SteamDB records for Apex Legends show that it reached a maximum concurrent player count of 511,676 players on August 10, a day after the launch of Hunted, the game’s fourteenth season. maximum level of Apex Legends, as well as major changes to the Kings Canyon map.
It also ends one of the game’s longest lasting features, the self-reviving golden knockdown shield, which was removed from the game entirely. This means the end of self-reviving in Apex Legends, which means that you will no longer be able to pull off those solo clutch moments after recovering from an unfortunate knockdown.
This new all-time concurrent player count puts Apex Legends comfortably in third place on Steam’s current active player count chart at the time of writing, behind only Counter-Strike: GO and Dota 2. It also sits above the Battle Royale game PUBG: Battlegrounds in fourth place. It’s important to note that these are Steam numbers only, which means that the total number of Apex Legends players on PC will be even higher if you include the numbers from the Origin platform. ‘EA.
Some users on the game’s subreddit were previously pushing for a “No Apex August” to protest perceived issues with the game, but any hint of that seems to have fallen flat in light of the game’s recent success. Developer Respawn has also pushed to resolve many of the most common complaints in recent weeks, such as finalizing a long-standing issue with Loba’s wristband not working under certain circumstances.
However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing – a notable bug in Apex Legends Season 14 is confusing players by swapping abilities with other Legends. Be sure to check out our Apex Legends Character Tier List and our Apex Legends Weapon Tier List to get a head start on your competition in the multiplayer game if you plan to join the rest of the playerbase. – it certainly seems like a good time to do that.