Two Years After Launch, Rainbow Six Siege Hits A New Player Record On PC
Ubisoft's team-based shooter continues to soar in popularity.
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Rainbow Six Siege has set a new concurrent player record on PC, and that's immensely impressive given that the team-based shooter launched more than two years ago. Following the launch of Siege's new Operation Chimera update, the game hit a new all-time high for concurrent players: 176,856, according to Steam's own public player data.
SteamCharts data shows that Siege has grown substantially over the past few months. For comparison, the game's previous peak concurrent record was around 125,000 players in February this year, so the game has added around 50,000 concurrent players in a month. As PCGamer points out, this data only comes from Steam, not Ubisoft's Uplay service.
Siege was originally released in December 2015 for PC, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Ubisoft recently announced that the game reached 27 million players across all platforms. This figure no doubt also counts free trial players, but it is impressive all the same.
Ubisoft has not shared any concurrent player data for the console versions of Siege, so we don't know how they compare to PC. Matches are generally easy to find, so the player populations are surely still good enough. Siege's ongoing popularity may explain why Ubisoft is not making Rainbow Six Siege 2 anytime soon, if it ever does.
For lots more on Siege, check out GameSpot's video above in which we talk to the developers about the game's lifetime goal of reaching 100 Operators. You can also check out the stories linked below to get the latest news on Operation Chimera, patch notes, issues, and more.