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Valheim has surpassed 500,000 concurrent players on Steam in under three weeks.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

February 22, 2021

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Valheim has surpassed 500,000 concurrent players on Steam in under three weeks. 

The viking-inspired survival title launched through Steam Early Access on February 2, and has sold over 3 million copies in the days since

That initial success is further emphasized by the sheer number of people logging on to play the game, with Valheim amassing a peak 502,387 concurrent players over the past 24 hours. 

According to SteamDB, that means Valheim was the third most-popular game on Steam when it hit the milestone. It's also the fifth highest all-time peak the platform has ever seen, behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and Cyberpunk 2077

It's worth pointing out that Valheim's all-time peak, while impressive, is nowhere near the record of 3.2 million concurrent players set by PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Still, it's worth noting to see whether Valheim can build on its early momentum in the weeks and months ahead.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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