This FPS may be free, but it’s lost 126,000 players in the last month

The Finals is in a worrying slump right now with players leaving the game every day, and the formerly popular FPS just hit a new low.

Man in motorbike helmet from THE FINALS

We have been watching the player count on The Finals like a hawk lately, and just two months after its initial release, we have to say it’s not looking good for this FPS. Despite being free, the player count on the game has tanked in the last 30 days, with a drastic 126,425 gamers moving on already.

It’s hard to understand where it all really went wrong for The Finals, to be honest. Released on Thursday December 7, 2023, the FPS hit a very respectable peak of 242,619 players just three days later, but has been on a downward trajectory throughout January.

Chart showing the downward trajectory of players on The Finals

Despite an update to the game on Wednesday January 17, and a new event running from Wednesday January 31, The Finals has been unable to arrest the slide and has now sunk to new depths. At the time of writing, just 36,579 users were playing the game, with a peak of 116,194 players in the last 30 days. That’s a whopping 52% drop-off compared to December.

There have been complaints about slow and sluggish movement in the past but the developers behind the game pushed back on those comments. Then, there was a little maintenance issue with The Finals server which may have turned a few people off. And, esports pro turned streamer Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek previously claimed gamers would be in for a “bumpy ride” with the game. So, it’s safe to say the problems have slowly but surely stacked up for The Finals, and it may have hit the game where it hurts now.

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If you are one of the few fans still playing The Finals, you should have a look at our guide to what we consider the optimal The Finals settings, or learn more about The Finals classes. However, if you’re thinking of jumping ship, check out our list of all the best free Steam games out there, or go back in time and discover some of the coolest old games on PC to find your next obsession.

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