Back 4 Blood, Turtle Rock Studios’ brand-new multiplayer FPS game, has had a pretty roaring start from the sounds of it. The studio has just revealed that the game has seen more than six million players since its launch on October 12.
That figure comes from a tweet shared by the official Back 4 Blood Twitter account (below), which simply announces that pretty hefty figure and thanks players – sorry, “Cleaners” – for their hard work battling the Ridden so far. It’s not clear how that figure breaks down by platform, but we do have a sense of how the game’s faring on Steam at least. The co-op game’s 24-hour peak player count is sat at just over 32k as of writing, going by SteamDB’s data, which puts it in the top 35 games played on Valve’s platform today by that metric.
In terms of its highest-ever concurrent player count, Back 4 Blood still hasn’t topped Left 4 Dead 2, sitting at 65,987 – which was set 11 days ago, as of this story – compared to LFD2’s 162,399, set eight years back. As we’ve noted before, though, it’s very much not a fair comparison, as Left 4 Dead 2 was given away as a free Christmas present from Valve the day before that big ol’ record was set.
Back 4 Blood’s Steam figures don’t account for all PC players, too, with the game also being available for those based on our home platform via Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Thanks for all your hard work, Cleaners! With this many Cleaners on our side, we'll stop the Ridden in no time. #Back4Blood pic.twitter.com/quA8A4hWNo
— Back 4 Blood (@back4blood) October 26, 2021
Here’s a trailer if you’re thinking of diving in and want to get a flavour of what’s in store:
You can also check out our Back 4 Blood review if you’re on the fence about whether to give it a whirl. If it’s tips on the best Back 4 Blood supply points farm or how to unlock Jim, Karlee, Doc, and Hoffman in Back 4 Blood you’re after, we’ve got you covered on those, too.