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Fallout 76 Hits A New Concurrent Player Record On Steam

The Amazon Prime TV series seems to have served as a stimpak for the action-RPG.


War never changes, but concurrent player counts do for video games. For Fallout 76, the numbers are going up, as the action-RPG set a new all-time record over the weekend on Steam.

On X (formerly known as Twitter), user CHAD: A Fallout 76 Podcast spotted that Fallout 76 had reached a new milestone, with 39,455 people playing the online RPG at the same time on Steam on Sunday, April 14, per SteamDB. That's the most players together for the Steam version of the title since it launched on the service in April 2020. Fallout 76 originally came out in open beta in October 2018 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Now Playing: Is Fallout 76 Good in 2024?

There are two major factors helping Fallout 76. First off, Amazon Prime's Fallout show premiered last week to generally favorable reviews across the board. GameSpot's Fallout series review was also positive, with writer Phil Hornshaw saying: "The show makes a lot of hay from the weird and goofy setting of the game series, and does a great job of filling it with fun, fascinating people."

Additionally, Fallout 76 is free for a week on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. The time varies by platform--though currently the special trial is open to everyone. Meanwhile, Amazon is also offering Fallout 76 to Prime members for free, too. You can pick a PC or Xbox version and keep it going forward.

Last month, Fallout 76 saw the start of Season 16: Duel with the Devil, which brought vault-dwellers back to Atlantic City. The update also added a new questline, side quests, and characters. March also brought about new Fallout Xbox controllers to the Xbox Design Lab.

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