Apex Legends: Resurrection encouraged more people to play Apex Legends in 2023 than you might think.
After the disappointing Apex Legends Season 17, Respawn Entertainment delivered a much-improved Season 18. Although there were no new maps or Legends, Revenant Reborn, a rework of Revenant, headlined the season with new abilities and a recolored Heirloom. He quickly became one of the most popular Legends in the game.
Now, the second half of Apex Legends: Resurrection is taking a step back from Revenant Reborn and focusing on Fuse. The fan-favorite Legend finally received a new Heirloom, called The Razor's Edge, available to unlock during the Harbingers Collection Event. The exciting event will likely bring even more players to Apex Legends, especially if they want extra limited-time cosmetics.
Before the Harbingers Collection Event inflates the Apex Legends player count, here's a breakdown of how many people play the Battle Royale in 2023.
How Many People Play Apex Legends in 2023?
Over 63,000,000 people play Apex Legends in 2023 every month. According to ActivePlayer, 66,115,120 players hopped on Apex Legends in August alone. In fact, the Apex Legends player count in just August 2023 is higher than almost every month in 2022.
Despite the high overall numbers, the Apex Legends player count decreased in the last 30 days. The average monthly players total is down to 64,462,242 people, per ActivePlayer. With a new Heirloom coming, though, expect that number to go straight back up.
Apex Legends Fuse Heirloom Release Date
The Apex Legends Fuse Heirloom will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023. To get The Razor's Edge, players must first unlock all 24 limited-time cosmetics in the Harbingers Collection Event.
Along with the Fuse Heirloom, the event offers Legendary skins for the following Legends:
As of now, the event's patch notes do not mention a nerf for the controversial Digital Threat Optic. More and more people in the Apex Legends community, including HisWattson, called for the OP scope to be nerfed, but the Apex Legends developers have not delivered just yet.