Hogwarts Legacy Smashes Twitch Viewership Record for a Single-Player Game

Hogwarts Legacy Smashes Twitch Viewership Record for a Single-Player Game

The Action-RPG Hogwarts Legacy casts a spell hitting an all-new high for Twitch concurrent views for a single-player game.

Hogwarts Legacy Smashes Twitch Viewership Record for a Single-Player Game

One of the biggest launches this year has been dominating Twitch views. Hogwarts Legacy was released this week for those who pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition, gaining 72 hours of early access. It has been doing the rounds on the online streaming platform breaking new viewership records with a peak of 1.2 million for a single-player game. This has now pushed past previous record highs such as Elden Ring which stands at an all-time peak of 908,687 viewers according to SteamDB.

Full Steam Ahead

Steam is also reflecting the successful early access launch numbers. While the game doesn’t officially release until February 10th, Deluxe Edition players and above gained 72 hours early access for pre-ordering. Hogwarts Legacy remains in the top spot for the top currently global selling game on Steam. The all-time peak of concurrent players reached 489,139 players making it the second-highest single-player game. Cyberpunk 2077 is still number one for this. While Elden Ring dominated the figures upon its release, its multiplayer content sets it apart from this category.

Hogwarts Legacy remains in the No.1 spot for Top Currently Global Selling Games on Steam according to SteamDB

While successful in this single-player category, multiplayer games still dominated the sphere when it comes to Twitch numbers and Steam. Games such as CS: GO and PUBG still have higher numbers compared to the wand-waving open-world RPG. The game has continued to storm the Steam charts, even prior to its early access release being the most wishlisted game even now.

Early Access & Twitch

Part of the large number of views is also helped by its early access streams and of course, Twitch drops. The Twitch drop campaign gives players in-game cosmetic items that Hogwarts fans are eager to get their hands on. Even if you aren’t playing the game until its global release on February 10th, you can still earn these drops and connect your accounts. You can drop by our Twitch channel if you want to pick up these bonuses up.

The cosmetic bonuses include the Silver Dragon-Eyes Spectacles, the Urchin Hat, Carmine Lighting Bolt Scarf and Lilac Ensemble. Simply watch our stream and claim the drops. Make sure to link your WB Games account to your Twitch account in order to claim them in-game. Drops will run until February 24th so get them while you can.

Magical rewards await when you watch our Fextralife Twitch stream for Hogwarts Legacy.

Hogwarts Legacy will fully launch on February 10th for Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. While Deluxe Editon and Collector’s Edition owners who pre-ordered have early access now. Playstation 4 and Xbox One editions will release on April 4, as well as Switch on July 25th.

Heading to the castle? Check out our spoiler-free Hogwarts Legacy Review and drop by our wiki for all the latest.

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News Editor at Fextralife. Yuria is an avid PC gamer and Twitch streamer who enjoys online multi-player games and believes games should have amazing storylines not just great graphics.

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