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New World already has over 650,000 concurrent players

And most regions' servers for the MMROPG aren't even live yet

A New World character in a settlement as fireworks burts overhead in the MMORPG

Update – September 28, 2021: New World’s player count has shot up, now that the MMO’s live in all regions.

Well, it’s finally here. The New World release date has arrived, and servers around the world are opening up. As the New World release time details shared by Amazon Games revealed earlier this week, servers across all regions are now open for Aeternum’s budding adventurers. Following a roaring start across European servers earlier today, the MMO is now seeing peak player counts of more than 650,000.

That’s according to SteamDB’s data for the brand-new MMORPG, which indicates that, in the past few minutes, New World saw a peak player count of an eye-watering 650,150 adventurers on Valve’s platform. And that’s been climbing all day, so it could well be even higher than that when you read this.

With Steam being the place to dive into New World – it only being available on PC (you can buy New World via Amazon, but that’s for a Steam code) – this data gives us a really good picture of just how many people are jumping in overall. Phwoar.

In case you’d like a handy refresher, the New World release times across the world are as follows (via Amazon’s handy graphic on Twitter):

We’ve also got a rundown of all the New World server worlds so you can pick out the best spot to dive in for where you are in the world. If you’re just embarking on your adventures in the fantasy lands of Aeternum, we’ve got you covered on that front, too. Check out our New World beginner’s guide, New World PvP guide, New World best factions guide, New World leveling guide, and rundown of the best New World weapons for PvE and PvE for all the info you need to get started.