Since landing on Steam, Apex Legends has arisen through the charts and overtaken GTA V.

11:22, 04 Mar 2021

Respawn Entertainment's dystopic, brilliant and futuristic battle royale, Apex Legends, originally hit the ground running. Coming in to rival the likes of Fortnite that was dominating the gaming scene, Apex Legends captured a large fan base quickly, and retained a core player base which was rewarded with constantly updated content such as new legends, maps, and customisation features.

Within its eighth season, Apex Legends landed on Steam to encourage more PC games to drop into the outlands and experience the innovative sci-fi bloodshed and gain a deeper understanding of each legends' abilities and backstories. With EA and Respawn at the helm, Apex Legends has now overtaken the likes of Grand Theft Auto V in terms of concurrent players, peak players, and hours played over the last 30 days. 

The carnage reaping BR has recently peaked at 196,799 players on the site, which also doesn't include those who play on console or on Origin. Having notched up over 88 million hours played on Steam, the title has left some huge games in the dust, such as GTA VTom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege, Destiny 2, and Rocket League.

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Standing tall above Apex is the new survival craze in Valheim, mimicking many aspects of Minecraft and Rust which has gone down a treat with players. PUBG, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) look to be insurmountable mountains on Steam, although fifth is a commendable achievement for a free-to-play game with such a large console following.

Things for Apex and Respawn look to be continually on the rise too, after the game is being brought out on Nintendo Switch as of March 9. 

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