New World is already Steam’s most-played sport of 2021, regardless that it is solely been out for a day.
Not solely is Amazon Video games’ new MMO essentially the most performed sport of 2021, however its all-time participant depend peak can be greater than 200,000 gamers increased than Valheim’s, which previously held the record.
On the time of this writing, New World has 684,364 concurrent players and an all-time peak of 707,230, which it hit about half an hour in the past. Valheim, which was launched earlier this 12 months to a lot acclaim, beforehand held the report as essentially the most performed sport on Steam this 12 months with an all-time peak of 502,387.
Over on Twitch, 947,000 viewers are watching New World streams. Maybe these viewers are watching the sport as a result of it is actually laborious to play the sport proper now as a result of its ongoing launch day server stress. As famous by analyst Simon Carless on Twitter, about 400,000 gamers are ready to log into the sport’s EU servers — that does not even keep in mind the gamers trying to soar into different regional servers.
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As you possibly can see within the tweet above, the server queue numbers are nothing to scoff at — we’re speaking lots of and lots of of gamers in line to play New World. The official New World Twitter account addressed these huge queues, first thanking gamers earlier than speaking about how the group goes to handle these lengthy queue occasions.
“It has been an unbelievable 24 hours and the assist for New World that we have seen thus far has been unimaginable,” the New World publish reads. “We perceive that some gamers are experiencing prolonged queue occasions and we’re working laborious on just a few issues to assist handle these points.”
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The group is working to create further servers and increase the capacities of these already arrange. Their sole focus in the meanwhile is to get everybody logged in and taking part in, in response to the publish. To permit gamers into the sport with out the fear of selecting a server they do not wish to be on, New World will permit gamers to relocate their characters to a brand new server of their selection free of charge within the subsequent two weeks, too.
For extra about New World, take a look at this breakdown of the game’s post-launch plans after which learn up on how to group up with friends within the sport. Try this video explaining how to farm and use Azoth after that.
Wesley LeBlanc is a contract information author and information maker for IGN. You’ll be able to observe him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.