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Lost Ark is now the 5th game to hit a million concurrent players

Lost Ark player count on launch day is the 5th highest Steam's ever had, beating New World's record.

Lost Ark player count on launch day is the 5th highest Steam's ever had

February 12, 2022: The Lost Ark player count is now over a million, just a day after launch.

The latest online MMO from Amazon Game Studios, Lost Ark, is finally out now on Steam – where it’s doing record numbers, hitting a peak of over a million concurrent players on its second day despite the game’s servers struggling to keep up. In fact, it’s the fifth-highest player count Steam has ever recorded and only the fifth game ever to break over a million concurrent players.

Lost Ark may have originally launched in Asian territories all the way back in 2019 but it finally came out on Steam worldwide yesterday, give or take a few hours. It was already immediately apparent that it was going to be a huge hit, but now that the free-to-play version is out Lost Ark is doing ridiculous numbers.

According to SteamDB, on its first day as an official free-to-play release Lost Ark hit a concurrent player count peak of almost a million people – that’s 984,111 players. Now, less than a day later, that peak has gone up to 1,016,677 players – and it’s only going to rise.

The launch is so popular that Lost Ark is already one of the most-played games on Steam. In terms of peak player count, it’s the fifth-highest Steam has ever recorded, just under the likes of Cyberpunk 2077, DOTA 2, Counter-Strike GO, and PUBG – beating out, ironically, its Amazon MMO partner New World, which is sixth with 913,634.

In other words, start taking bets on whether Lost Ark will hit over a million tonight and beat out Cyberpunk 2077’s record of 1,054,388 concurrent players. We’re taking that bet.