Apex Legends saw "well over" 12m weekly active users during Season 8

Apex Legends saw "well over" 12m weekly active users during Season 8

Battle royale hit Apex Legends was attracting around 12 million people each and every week between February and May.

That's according to the CEO of EA, Andrew Wilson, who told investors – as reported by Seeking Alpha – that the game boasted over 12 million weekly active users for its eighth season of content. This ran between February 2nd and May 4th.

The exec says that this level of engagement was the highest levels Apex Legends had seen since its Season One, which ran between March and June 2019. Wilson also said that the game is seeing "explosive growth" in Asia, especially in Japan, in recent months.

EA also reckons that the game will bring in $750 million in net bookings during the 2021/22 fiscal year, around a 20 per cent increase year-on-year.

"Apex Legends is one of the most successful games in the market today," Wilson said.

"We now have more than 100 million unique players in the game on console and PC, with player engagement growing globally at incredible levels throughout the last year and we are forecasting continued growth. Season 8 saw well over 12 million weekly active users, the highest levels we’ve seen since season 1 in 2019. We’re also seeing explosive growth for Apex in Asia, especially in Japan where it has grown significantly in the last three quarters."

Apex Legends has attracted more than 100 million people since its launch in February 2019. The game came to Steam in November 2020, with the most recent content update – Season Nine – helping the title attract 291k concurrent users on the platform. At the time of writing, the record for simultaneous users on Steam is 330,879, according to Steam Charts.

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