Valheim is on a trajectory like not anything we’ve ever observed. The Viking-themed indie survival game has been taking pictures up the Steam charts, selling 3 million copies in an unheard-of 17 days. And folks aren’t simply purchasing it on a whim; they’re actively enjoying it, too. On Sunday, the sport reached 500,000 simultaneous gamers, according to SteamDB, leaving the charred stays of four different all-time Steam participant depend records in its wake.
As of Friday, February 19th, the sport had already handed Postal and Grand Theft Auto V to change into the 9th most-played recreation on Steam at top, however now it’s surpassed the records for Among Us, Life is Strange 2, Fallout 4, and Terraria to achieve the No. five slot, according to Steam Charts.
It’s going to be an uphill combat from right here: the four records it broke have been within the 400,000 vary, however the following document is the 830,000-player document Cyberpunk 2077 set at its December release. To beat Dota 2 and Counter-Strike, it’d need to go 1.three million gamers.
It turns out utterly attainable, even though, bearing in mind how hastily the sport has already grown, and how it can suck you (and your mates) in time and again. There’s an enormous randomly generated global to discover and a lot to craft and construct, with as much as 10 folks cooperatively running in combination. It’s fun, and with a remarkably shallow studying curve and a $20 ticket, I’d be stunned if it bottoms out anytime quickly.
Valheim was once constructed through a five-person group, however they tell PC Gamer they’ll be hiring up now.