Valheim on Steam: Valheim reaches 500K concurrent players on Steam in just 2 weeks after its release. Valheim is only the 5th game to achieve this landmark on Steam. Other more popular games like Dota 2, PUBG & CS:GO have taken much longer to hit this landmark.
Valheim has become one of the most successful games on Steam. Last week, on Friday, Feb 19, it registered a a peak of over 400,00 concurrent players on Steam. And this week, it has hit the 500,000 mark. It has also sold over 3 million copies worldwide, making it a phenomenal success for both Steam and the developers Iron Gate.
Valheim in the debut game by Iron Gate developers, and it was released on 2nd February 2021. Out of the top 5 games on Steam namely Dota 2, CS:GO, PUBG, Cyberpunk 2077 & Valheim, only Valheim has overwhelmingly positive responses too.
Here is another interesting fact about Valheim’s incredible success. When the game reached around 2k reviews, the positive reviews were at 96%. Now, even with 73k reviews, it is still 96%. Right now, Valheim has become the most popular PC game. The open-world game is all about survival, collecting resources and scavenging the map for parts.
Valheim is now available on Steam for under $20 as part of the early access offer. So, if you want to play the game, we advise you to purchase it right now, before the prices go up.
— Valheim (@Valheimgame) February 19, 2021
Valheim’s Success on Steam
Let’s put the success of Valheim into context. Many of the extremely popular games on Steam like Dota 2, CS:GO, PUBG & Cyberpunk 2077 have taken months, if not years to achieve the kind of player base that Valheim has.
It took Dota 2 almost 2 years, and CS:GO 3+ years to reach 500K concurrent players, while Valheim has achieved it in under a month.
PUBG is the only game which even comes close to this record. It hit 500K concurrent players around 3+ months into its launch on Steam.
Neither Fall Guys or even Among Us has been able to hit 500K concurrent players on Steam. However, it only takes into account the PC player base.