Elden Ring Just Keeps Getting Bigger on Steam

Elden Ring has already been dominating the gaming scene since its launch on February 25th and, at least on Steam, its popularity is only growing. According to SteamDB, Elden Ring has reached a record number of concurrent users every day since its release. Over 764,000 people played Elden Ring on February 25; then over 861,000 the next day and over 891,000 the next day.

Elden Ring peaks at 891,638 concurrent users, placing it seventh on the all-time list, behind only New World, Cyberpunk 2077, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: GO, Lost Ark, and PUBG: Battlegrounds at number one.

But he is fast approaching the sixth place. Elden Ring currently stands at just 21,996 peak concurrent users after New World, meaning that if this trend continues and even more people play it today, February 28th, then it could climb even higher up the list. This can be a daunting task right away – weekdays tend to have fewer players than weekends – but it looks like it’s going to be more and more in the future.

Elden Ring is also currently one of the most played games in modern history with a Metacritic score of 97, placing it on par with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Grand Theft Auto V, Metroid Prime, and more.

In our 10/10 review, IGN said, “Elden Ring is a massive iteration of what FromSoftware started with the Souls series, bringing relentlessly challenging combat into an incredible open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path.”

To make that choice with the most accessible information, check out our guide, which has everything you could ever hope to know about Elden Ring, including collectible locations, boss strategies, and more.


Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally tweets @thelastdinsdale.


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