January 21, 2020 Rainbow Six Siege has achieved a total of 55 million players.
Rainbow Six Siege continues to draw in players, and it’s now hit an all-time high of 55 million registered players. That’s total, not concurrent, of course, and it includes those who initially signed up during free-to-play periods, but it’s still an impressive number of people who have sampled the FPS game’s brand of tense multiplayer action.
December 2019 also brought the game its biggest player count averages on Steam since launch, and its second-highest player count peak ever. September, meanwhile, saw the game hit 50 million players, so another 5 million since then is a pretty good show.
From December 21 to January 21, Siege averaged 90,731 concurrent players, as Steam Charts shows (and as folks on Reddit have noted). That period’s peak player count of 151,678 doesn’t quite match the historic high of 176,208 back in March 2018, but the average is ultimately the more relevant number – it indicates that players are continuing to stick with the game throughout the days and weeks.
Siege was already on an upward trend in December 2019, but the current success has been buoyed by the Road to SI 2020 event, which offers a battle pass and a new game mode that lets you play as any operator in the game, whether or not you own them.
The developers announced that Siege had reached 25 million players back in February 2018. Ubisoft’s previous announcements included 20 million in August 2017, 30 million in April 2018, on through to 35 million at E3 and 40 million in October 2018. As of September 2019, Siege stands at 50 million players.
We've said it before, and we'll say it again…
We are here to stay.
Thank you for 50 Million players! pic.twitter.com/9IpTFlFARL
— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) September 6, 2019
The game continues to have a healthy increase in player count and it has plenty more content coming soon for those players to sink their teeth into. Rainbow Six Siege’s Year 5 starts soon, and it will reportedly bring a long awaited Tachanka rework in Season 1.
Additional reporting by Dustin Bailey.