New World becomes one of the most played games on Steam on launch day

New World puts big numbers on its first day

New World rolls big numbers on its first day.

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The New World of Amazon Games It appears to have reached a large number of players on Steam when it launched on Tuesday. The new Massively Multiplayer Online RPG saw 707,000 simultaneous players at its peak, according to SteamDB. On Wednesday, he jumped into a 734,000 peak. That puts it among a handful of great titles on the list of games with the most of the best players on the platform.

The most played games on Steam come from Steam graphics, which tracks player activity. At the top of the list is PUBG: Battlegrounds, which peaked with 3.2 million concurrent players. It is followed by Valve’s own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and DotA 2, and then Cyberpunk 2077. New World is in fifth place, beating out Norse mythology survival game Valheim that came out earlier this year.

All those players trying to play at the same time have left many others in the cold. Waiting times to join can be longer than several hours, and some queues consist of more than 10,000 people waiting. Long wait times and backlogged servers for foreign players were some of the complaints that players left on the game Steam page. To accommodate, Amazon Games added more servers and said there will be character transfers available to players in the coming weeks.

New World puts players in the role of an adventurer who was shipwrecked on the mysterious island of Aeternum. They have to explore the island to discover its powers and secrets.

New World is only available to Windows PC.

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