Apex Legends breaks its player record on Steam with the Season 13 update

Respawn Entertainment broke another record with Apex Legends Season 13 as more players flocked to the game on Steam than ever before.

The title’s latest major update landed on May 10th, bringing with it a slew of map changes to Storm Point, weapon buffs and nerfs, and the introduction of another legend called Newcastle.

On the same day, players also discovered a name in the PAK files that hinted at the identity of the next Legend, fueling hype for future seasons.

However, the developers don’t have to wait until Season 14 to celebrate a milestone for the battle royale game.

Apex Legends Season 13 sets a new player record

Newcastle in Season 3 of Apex Legends
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Newcastle arrived on May 10 with season 13.

It can sometimes be difficult to gauge the hype around big content shifts like this, as interactions and trends on social media often suggest it. Now that the dust has settled on the player side, the picture is clearer.

As of May 12th, SteamCharts data shows that more players on Steam have participated in the Apex games than ever before.

The chart below – captured by YouTuber zilke – shows that a record of over 400,000 players has been set. The previous record was 393,116, that is from February 2022.

Aside from the changes mentioned above, Season 13 also overhauled how Out of Bounds works in Apex Legends, making it much more dangerous to leave the battlefield.

Additionally, a helmet buff was a feature of the patch that was clearly a hit with members of the community playing on PC.

Another tweet from AlphaIntel shows it going even higher, towards 412,000.

on twitch, Data as of May 12th shows that over 135,000 people are watching streamers play the game.

Will Season 14 eclipse the record set on Steam? We have to wait.

https://www.dexerto.com/apex-legends/apex-legends-smashes-player-record-with-season-13-update-1822635/ Apex Legends breaks its player record on Steam with the Season 13 update

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