Elden Ring’s popularity has continued to grow in its second week on the market, having now overtaken New World to become Steam’s sixth biggest game of all time by concurrent players.
Per SteamDB data, Elden Ring’s peak concurrent users currently stand at 953,426, with a weekend surge pushing it past New World’s 913,634.
This places the game behind only Cyberpunk 2077 in fifth, followed by Dota 2, CS: GO, Lost Ark, and finally PUBG: Battlegrounds in first place as Steam’s most popular games of all time by concurrent users.
Elden Ring’s stats are impressive for other reasons too – it’s not dropped below half a million concurrent users on Steam since it launched on February 25. Today, March 7, has seen Elden Ring’s lowest concurrent count yet, at a still-enormous 526,455 players at one time.
The game’s popularity on PC was first noted last weekend when Elden Ring’s playerbase reached higher and higher numbers each day after release, though it’s not been without issues on Steam as players have lost save data and experienced performance problems.
Reception has been largely positive overall, however, prompting Elden Ring to become the UK’s biggest non-FIFA or Call of Duty release in since 2018.
It’s produced plenty of bizarre stories too, with players selling in-game items on eBay, a streamer letting his chat play while he slept, someone beating a boss using the Nintendo Switch’s Ring Fit controller, and it’s even got an official candy.
In our 10/10 review, IGN said: “Elden Ring is a massive iteration on what FromSoftware began with the Souls series, bringing its relentlessly challenging combat to an incredible open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path.”
To make those choices with the best available information, check out our guide that features 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 remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.
Source: IGN Video Games All