The game has more players now than when it originally came to Steam last summer, four years after the game’s original release. Titanfall 2’s previous peak was 13,603 players on a single day, on June 28, 2020. Sunday, 16,974 people checked into Titanfall 2 on Steam.
Prior to the spike, Titanfall 2’s popularity on Steam was pretty consistent, with average players counts between 2,000 and 3,000 during most months since last August.As for what led to the spike, a recent sale could explain the rapid increase in players. The weekend of April 17, Titanfall 2 was 75% off on Steam.
Apex Legends is almost certainly a factor in explaining Titanfall 2’s sudden surge in popularity. Season 9 of Respawn’s battle royale juggernaut will feature, “a ton of Titanfall coming back into the game, one way or another.”
Respawn said Titanfall 2 fans have, “some really cool stuff” to look forward to in the upcoming season, which could mean new and experienced players alike are jumping back into Titanfall 2 to prepare for Apex’s upcoming season. Apex Legends takes place within the same universe as Titanfall, 30 years after the events of Titanfall 2.As for a potential Titanfall 3, fans of the franchise will likely have to get their fix through Apex moving forward. Respawn said as of 2019 they were not working on a third entry. Reports said Titanfall 3 was in development at one point, but the studio shifted its focus to Apex Legends after EA acquired Respawn.
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