Helldivers 2: The New Gaming Sensation: Surpassed GTA 5 and Skyrim All-Time Player Peak on Steam

In the world of gaming, a new star has risen. Helldivers 2, developed by Arrowhead Game Studios, has surpassed the all-time player peak of the legendary game GTA 5 on Steam, and even iconic titles like Skyrim. The game rapid rise from 366,000 to 409,000 in span of 24 hours concurrent players on Steam in just a short span of time is nothing short of remarkable.

Helldivers 2: The New Gaming Sensation: Surpassed GTA 5 and Skyrim All-Time Player Peak on Steam
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A Skyrocketing Success

Helldivers 2 has been a massive success since its launch, reaching an all-time player peak of nearly half a million players. This achievement places it as the 24th most-played Steam game ever, surpassing not only GTA 5, but also other popular games like Skyrim, Halo Infinite, No Man’s Sky, and Starfield.

Top of the Charts

The game’s popularity isn’t limited to Steam. It’s currently number one on the PlayStation Store, ahead of Fortnite and Call of Duty. This multi-platform success demonstrates the game’s wide appeal and the effective execution of its engaging gameplay mechanics.

Server Strains and Progression Bugs

However, the unexpected influx of players has led to some issues. The servers are experiencing strain, leading to progression bugs and capacity issues. Despite these challenges, the player peak for Helldivers 2 continues to climb rapidly. The community’s frustration with long queues and connectivity problems is understandable, especially considering the anticipation surrounding the game’s release.

Developer’s Response

Arrowhead Game Studios has acknowledged these issues and is working diligently to deploy a fix as soon as possible. This quick response shows the developer’s commitment to providing a smooth gaming experience for its players. It’s evident that they’re facing an uphill battle as the player base continues to grow.

A Dip in Reviews

Due to the server issues, the review score for Helldivers 2 on Steam has dropped to seven out of ten. However, given the game’s immense popularity and the developer’s proactive response, it’s likely that this is a temporary setback.

Breaking Records

The release of Helldivers 2 has undoubtedly been a monumental success for both Sony Interactive Entertainment and Arrowhead Game Studios. Breaking records for PlayStation Studios published games on Steam, Helldivers 2 has firmly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the gaming world. Its impressive player count places it among the top titles in Steam history, showcasing its widespread popularity and appeal.

Moreover, claiming the number one spot on the PlayStation 5 in the United States further solidifies its position as a standout title across platforms. Surpassing heavyweights like Fortnite and Call of Duty speaks volumes about its impact and reception within the gaming community.

Comparison with Other PlayStation Games on Steam

With its simultaneous release on both the PS5 and PC via Steam, Helldivers 2 has effectively captured the attention of gamers across different platforms, further fueling its explosive growth and success since its launch on February 8th.

Here are the highest concurrent player counts for PlayStation games on Steam:

  1. Helldivers 2 – 409,367
  2. God of War (2018) – 92,105
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered – 79,431
  4. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition – 56,557
  5. Days Gone – 27,450
  6. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – 13,539
  7. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection – 10,851
  8. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – 8,757
  9. Helldivers – 6,744
  10. Ghost of Tsushima – 5,621

These numbers reflect the peak concurrent player counts for these PlayStation games on the Steam platform.

Despite the initial hiccups, Helldivers 2’s success story is a testament to the game’s quality and the developer’s dedication. As Arrowhead continues to iron out the server issues, the future looks bright for this new gaming sensation.

Stay tuned for more updates on Helldivers 2 and the world of gaming.


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