This year’s big gaming darling seems to be Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends, a free-to-play battle royale game set within the Titanfall universe. While Apex Legends seems to be taking names, and is a huge success for both EA, and Respawn, some might have forgotten that Titanfall 2 is a pretty badass game in itself.
Thankfully, Apex Legends’ release seems to have had a huge effect on the Titanfall 2 player count! Over on ResetEra, member Nefer has noticed the uptick in players, and have made a post comparing the Titanfall 2 player count before and after Apex Legends’ release.
On the PC front, there’s said to usually be around 800-1,500 players per day on weekdays, but this weekend saw a spike of 3,400.
As for the PS4, it’s usually at around the 2,000 mark on early afternoons (ET), and it’s more than doubled! It’s reached over 4,700 this past weekend, which I can attest to given I was online this weekend on TF2, too.
Finally, the Xbox One had the biggest spike, with the Titanfall 2 player count averaging 2-3,000 to now reaching over 10,000!
While these might be low numbers for other AAA shooters, Titanfall 2 had a problem right from the get-go given how EA has released the shooter in a rather interesting window that saw it sandwiched between Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and Battlefield 1.
If you’ve yet to give it a go, do it now! Titanfall 2 is super cheap at almost any retailer nowadays, and not only is the multiplayer top-tier, but even the single-player campaign is one of the best I’ve ever played.
In other Titanfall news, EA has confirmed that we’ll see a new “premium” Titanfall game later this year, though it’s unclear what this will be given Respawn has already said they’re not working on Titanfall 3.