01 Feb 2021 10:11 AM +00:00

Apex Legends Season 8: 2 Year Anniversary Celebrated With Most Concurrent Players EVER

Apex Legends Season 8 is on the way and it seems like it will be the most popular competitive season yet with fans celebrating the game's 2 Year Anniversary!

Respawn Entertainment's Battle Royale shooter has recorded it's highest concurrent player count just days before the game is due to return to fan-favourite location Kings Canyon.

Originally launching February 4 2019, Apex Legends is on the cusp of its 2-Year Anniversary celebrations.

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Most Concurrent Players Ever

According to Steam Charts, Apex Legends recorded it's highest ever concurrent player count on January 30.

On that day, Apex Legends hit 129,928 concurrent players with a 24-hour average peak of 127,979.

READ MORE: Apex Legends Season 8 Patch Notes

Free-to-Play Battle Royale titles often see a dip in popularity over the holiday period, bouncing back in January, but a return to form this spectacular is a fantastic sign for the health of the game.

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Apex Legends 2 Year Anniversary

It's hard to believe it, but Apex Legends has been out for almost two years!

After a surprise launch from Respawn Entertainment, Apex Legends quickly became a popular contender with Fortnite and PUBG thanks to its colourful characters and finely tuned FPS gameplay.

Apex Legends Season 8 2 Year Anniversary Original Character Roster
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ORIGINALS - Apex Legends' Roster has almost doubled since launch!

Over the last two years, Apex Legends has been regularly updated with new weapons and characters alongside a rotation of maps and limited-time game modes.

Going into year 3, it is showing no signs of slowing down...

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Mayhem is Coming to Kings Canyon

Apex Legends Season 8 is shaping up to be one of the best seasons yet!

Like Season 7, and the season before that, Apex Legends is adding another Legend to the colourful roster of playable characters with Season 8.

Fuse, real name Walter Fitzroy, is a one-man wrecking crew. He's bringing the boom to Kings Canyon with his mechanical, grenade-launching arm and explosive-based abilities.

Apex Legends Season 8 2 Year Anniversary Fuse
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KABOOM! - Explosives Expert Fuse is the newest Apex Legends Character

Respawn Entertainment is also bringing a new weapon to Apex Legends in Season 8.

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READ MORE: Apex Legends Season 8 Skins

The 30-30 Repeater promises to bring the new mid-range option to the playing field and hopes to make use of the new changes that have been made to Kings Canyon.

Apex Legends Season 8 is due to start February 2 at 18:00 GMT.