Valheim is on a trajectory like nothing we’ve ever seen. The Viking-themed indie survival game has been taking pictures up the Steam charts, selling 3 million copies in an unheard-of 17 days. And folks aren’t simply shopping for it on a whim; they’re actively taking part in it, too. On Sunday, the sport reached 500,000 simultaneous gamers, according to SteamDB, leaving the charred stays of 4 different all-time Steam participant rely information in its wake.
As of Friday, February nineteenth, the sport had already handed Postal and Grand Theft Auto V to change into the ninth most-played sport on Steam at peak, however now it’s surpassed the information for Amongst Us, Life is Unusual 2, Fallout 4, and Terraria to succeed in the No. 5 slot, according to Steam Charts.
It’s going to be an uphill battle from right here: the 4 information it broke have been within the 400,000 vary, however the subsequent report is the 830,000-player report Cyberpunk 2077 set at its December launch. To beat Dota 2 and Counter-Strike, it’d need to cross 1.3 million gamers.
It appears utterly doable, although, contemplating how quickly the sport has already grown, and the way in which it may well suck you (and your pals) in many times. There’s an enormous randomly generated world to discover and hundreds to craft and construct, with as much as 10 individuals cooperatively working collectively. It’s fun, and with a remarkably shallow studying curve and a $20 price ticket, I’d be shocked if it bottoms out anytime quickly.
Valheim was constructed by a five-person workforce, however they tell PC Gamer they’ll be hiring up now.