Valheim is on a path like nothing we have ever seen. The Viking-themed indie survival game has shot up the Steam charts and sold 3 million copies in an unprecedented 17 days. And people don’t just buy it on a whim; they also play it actively. On Sunday, the game reached 500,000 concurrent players, according to SteamDB, leaving the charred remains of four other all-time Steam player registrations in the wake.
From Friday 19. February, the game had already gone Zip code and Grand Theft Auto V. to become the ninth most played game on Steam in the top, but now it has surpassed the records for Among us, life is strange 2, Fallout 4, and Terraria to reach the No. 5 track, according to the Steam Charts.
It’s going to be an uphill climb from here: the four records it broke were in the 400,000 series, but the next record is the 830,000 player record. Cyberpunk 2077 set for launch in December. To hit Dota 2 and Counterattack, it had to cross 1.3 million players.
However, it seems feasible, considering how fast the game has already grown, and the way it can suck you (and your friends) in again and again. There is a huge randomly generated world to explore and lots to create and build, with up to 10 people collaborating. It’s fun, and with a remarkably shallow learning curve and a $ 20 price tag, I’d be surprised if it’s coming out soon.
Valheim was built by a five-person team, but they tell PC player they are hiring now.