Elden Ring Overtakes New World to Become Steam’s Sixth Biggest Game By Concurrents
Elden Ring’s popularity continues to soar into its second week on the market,
Surpassing New World to become the sixth biggest Steam game of all time in terms of concurrent players. According to SteamDBElden Ring’s peak concurrent users currently stand at 953,426, with the weekend surge surpassing 913,634 New World users. As such, the game is second only to Cyberpunk 2077 at number five, followed by Dota 2, CS: GO, Lost Ark, and finally PUBG: Battlegrounds at number one as the most played Steam games of all time by concurrent users. Elden Ring’s stats are impressive for other reasons as well – it hasn’t dropped below half a million concurrent users on Steam since its launch on February 25th. once.
The game’s popularity on PC was first seen this past weekend, with Elden Ring growing in player numbers every day since its release, although it hasn’t been without problems on Steam as players have lost save data and experienced performance issues.
However, overall reception has been mostly positive,
Prompting Elden Ring to become the largest non-FIFA or Call of Duty release in the UK since 2018. It also spawned a lot of weird stories: players sell in-game items on eBay, a streamer lets his chat play while he sleeps, someone defeats a boss with a Ring Fit Nintendo Switch controller, and he even has official candy.
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.