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This is much less than the original Total War: Warhammer’s launch week (and all-time) record for peak concurrents, which is 111,909 according to SteamCharts. Though the sequel’s launch week isn’t over, it's unlikely to exceed that number after the weekend. Assuming this doesn't happen, this means that concurrents during the sequel's launch are just 64% of the original's.
Still, Total War: Warhammer II will have a long tail. Expect a lot of paid and free content to keep the game fresh, starting with the keenly anticipated Mortal Empires free DLC. This will add a massive combined map made from those of the new and original games. While launch players might be somewhat disappointing for developers Creative Assembly - especially given the game's strong reception - they're chasing a different number in the long run: the original game's total owners, which are now up to roughly 1.77 million.