#Helldivers 2 hits new peak concurrent participant rely on Steam

Helldivers 2 hits new peak concurrent participant rely on Steam

Per week and a half in the past, Helldivers 2 dropped on PC and PS5, and it’s been gaining fairly a fame.

Whereas studio Arrowhead Video games lately mentioned it wanted to cap servers at 450,000 gamers, it appears to be like as if the sport is near reaching that restrict. In line with the newest figures from SteamDB, the sport reached 409,367 concurrent gamers yesterday, with round 180,000 taking part in on the time of writing. To place that into perspective, Starfield reached 330,723 when it was launched a couple of months again, so Helldivers 2 is already doing higher than Bethesda’s latest IP.

SteamDB chart showing Helldivers 2 recently hit 409,367 players.
Screenshot through Destructoid.

We’re additionally seeing the Helldivers sequel on the primary spot on Steam’s Prime Sellers checklist, as soon as once more knocking the Steam Deck down one place (as of this text being printed). Even the Tremendous Citizen Version of the sport is doing nicely, at the moment sitting fairly on the fifth spot, forward of Baldur’s Gate 3 and Palworld.

It’s all a numbers recreation

The truth that it’s nonetheless fairly new most likely attests to this continued recognition. It is also as a result of the developer lately introduced that – till the tip of yesterday – gamers might earn “XP and Requisition at a 50% multiplier” on prime of base mission scores.

In fact, many individuals are nonetheless reeling from the unbelievable success of Palworld. With a peak concurrent participant document of over 2.1 million, it made the sport a troublesome act to comply with for any studio (“Solely 400,000 gamers? A pittance, I say!”)

As with a number of new releases today, Arrowhead has been placing out a couple of Helldivers 2 fires. Patch after patch has been despatched out, with the crew additionally wanting to enhance server stability to stop additional points. I assume that is simply the world we stay in now.

Andrew Heaton

Andrew has been a gamer for the reason that seventeenth century Restoration interval. He now writes for quite a lot of on-line publications, contributing information and different articles. He doesn’t personal a powdered wig.

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