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Helldivers 2 Sets PlayStation Studios Record on Steam for Highest Concurrent Players

Helldivers 2 Sets PlayStation Studios Record on Steam for Highest Concurrent Players - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 February 2024 / 4,220 Views

Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Arrowhead Game Studios released Helldivers 2 as a simultaneous release on the PS5 and PC this week, which is the first time a PlayStation published game release day one on PC.

This has paid off as Helldivers 2 has set a new record for a PlayStation Studios published game on Steam for the highest concurrent player count with a peak of 81,840 players as of the time of this writing.

The second highest concurrent player count for a PlayStation game on Steam is God of War (2018) with a peak of 73,529 players.

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

  1. Helldivers 2 - 81,840
  2. God of War (2018) - 73,529
  3. Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered - 66,436
  4. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition - 56,557
  5. The Last of Us Part I - 36,496
  6. Days Gone - 27,450
  7. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - 13,539
  8. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection - 10,851
  9. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - 8,757
  10. Helldivers - 6,744

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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27 Comments
G2ThaUNiT (on 09 February 2024)

Awesome! I was impressed with how quickly the studio started addressing some of the major issues PC players were having, even including a hotfix on launch day. That's pretty unheard of. Hopefully the game manages to reach 100K players this weekend!

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Juanita G2ThaUNiT (on 12 February 2024)

360000 is the server maximum and the servers are at their limit.

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G2ThaUNiT Juanita (on 12 February 2024)

How are the servers at their limit if 360K is the maximum? Arrowhead's CEO said they reached a peak of 220K CCU total on Saturday. Impressive either way.

EDIT: Nevermind! I saw his follow up community message. Impressive how drastic the games population has increased. No doubt the positive word of mouth is helping!

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TallSilhouette (on 09 February 2024)

The first game was an underappreciated gem of last gen. Glad to see the sequel is getting the attention it deserves.

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Garrus (on 09 February 2024)

Bravo, Helldivers 2 beating God of War. Wow.

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elazz (on 09 February 2024)

At 85K now. I expect it to reach close or right above 100K tomorrow the way this is developing. Just got it on PS5 and gameplay feel so good! Looking forward to how this game develops but the foundation is here for something truly amazing

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CosmicSex elazz (on 09 February 2024)

Might get there tonight. It's at 89k now. I'm posting this about 40 minutes after you. I will check back in a few hours.

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CosmicSex elazz (on 09 February 2024)

Just checked back and it over 100k now. Let's see how high it can go this weekend. Overall congrats to them on a successful launch. I feel this is a best case senerio for them!

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 09 February 2024)

Gawdamn congrats starship troopers!

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JRPGfan (on 11 February 2024)

Supposedly the CEO has been on twitter, replying to twitter warriors.... and said the game is now at 1m sold.
The split between PS5 and PC, is about 50/50.

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hellobion2 (on 10 February 2024)

Its the year of records

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method114 (on 09 February 2024)

Glad to see this game is doing well despite the initial issues they are having.

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Qwark method114 (on 09 February 2024)

To be fair almost every big pc game nowadays has issued at launch these days. So pc players are rather used to it by now

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hellobion2 method114 (on 10 February 2024)

I am happy about this too

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JRPGfan (on 10 February 2024)

Gameplay loop seems really solid too. I suspect this game will have decent legs.

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KLAMarine (on 09 February 2024)

Is it possible to play a game on Steam off line? A way in which the player count does not tick up?

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twintail KLAMarine (on 09 February 2024)

I don't think so. Solo sure, but I believe it's an always online experience

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G2ThaUNiT KLAMarine (on 09 February 2024)

Yes, but depends on the game though. Baldur’s Gate 3 for example, you can play without Steam running. You can put Steam in offline mode and see which games in your library launch lol. But Helldivers 2 requires online, so the numbers you see is what you get.

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JRPGfan (on 10 February 2024)

It hit 119k peak, yesterday on steam.

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JRPGfan JRPGfan (on 11 February 2024)

Its past 155,9k on PC (steam) and around 100k on PS5, a day lateron.

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Robert_Downey_Jr. JRPGfan (on 11 February 2024)

where do you get ps5 numbers?

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Garrus (on 09 February 2024)

Also this game is not as cheap as Palworld, but still selling. Shows you pricing your games lower is a good strategy. Bring back $50 games, not $70.

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hellobion2 Garrus (on 10 February 2024)

I miss those prices i remember being upset when the prices when up to 60 bucks

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Robert_Downey_Jr. Garrus (on 11 February 2024)

It was $40 on Amazon

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Garrus Robert_Downey_Jr. (on 12 February 2024)

i know it was $40, i'm just saying we've seen successful $30 and now $40 games

let's get them all down to $50

after paying $210 USD for 3 copies of Anthem, i've been more careful with my money ha :)

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method114 Garrus (on 11 February 2024)

I get it people want to pay less for games but man we have to be realistic as well. There are lots of people behind the creation of these games that rely on our money to survive.

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Garrus method114 (on 12 February 2024)

charging more doesn't help if you get a lot less sales in total

the high prices only exist because of the preorder mentality

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