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Fallout 76 Is More Popular Than Ever On Steam, Thanks To The TV Show

The online RPG set a new peak concurrent player count again over the weekend.


The wasteland in Fallout 76 is more alive than it's ever been on Steam, as the online RPG hit a new peak concurrent player count on Sunday, April 21. The title saw 73,368 people at once, according to SteamDB, on Valve's service alone--which doesn't even account for others on PlayStation and Xbox systems, as well as Game Pass on all platforms.

This milestone comes just a week after Fallout 76 set a previous record of 39,455 players on Steam. So this new mark shows a notable increase in numbers, with the online RPG gaining players basically everyday since the Amazon Prime Video series Fallout debuted April 10. It's not the only game in the post-apocalyptic series that's experienced a boost, either. Fallout 4 and Fallout: New Vegas have benefitted from the TV show, too. In Europe, four Fallout games entered the Top 10 charts recently after the show's premiere.

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Fallout 76 was also free for a week earlier this month, helping the online RPG's engagement numbers. That promo is now over, though the title is still heavily discounted on store fronts. In addition, Fallout 76 has received Fallout TV show content. For example, everyone who jumps into the game until May 7 will earn a Vault 33 jumpsuit, like the one Lucy wears in the Prime Video series.

Looking ahead, Fallout 5 is in development, but Todd Howard is avoiding "putting dates on anything." Meanwhile, Fallout Season 2 has been confirmed by Amazon.

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