Fallout 4 Breaks Steam's Record for Most Concurrent Players in Third-Party Game; Surpasses GTA V and Skyrim

It’s easy to say that it’s been a long wait for Fallout 4, and yesterday players went on in full force to play the highly-anticipated open-world FPS/RPG, and in the process Bethesda Softworks’ latest title managed to break some records in the process.

After debuting on midnight yesterday, Fallout 4 has officially taken the crown for the most concurrent players in a third-party game on Steam. According to the third-party tracking site Steam Charts, Fallout 4‘s peak player count rose to 444,825, blazing past the previous records that were held by Grand Theft Auto V (which broke over 360,000 this year), and before that being held by Bethesda’s own The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (peaking at about 280,000 players during its launch in 2011).

While Fallout 4 is still no where close to the records held by Steam mainstays like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Dota 2, it’s already an impressive benchmark being able to set such a high bar after barely more than a day in release, and it definitely seems more people are hungry to jump back into the Wasteland.

Fallout 4 is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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