Lost Ark has achieved the number two spot of most concurrent players on Steam, with over 1.3 million users. The team at Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG should definitely be proud of this monumental achievement.
Lost Ark Becomes #2 Most Played Game on Steam with 1.3 Million Players, Will Celebrate with Free Mounts
In case you haven’t heard, Amazon Games released its latest game last week, Lost Ark. This fantasy MMORPG had a head start to launch on February 8th, with the full launch following a few days later on February 11. In fact, the game was so popular that it broke the 500,000 concurrent player mark in its first 24 hours. However, the true climb began when the floodgates were finally opened and the game was accessible to everyone.
Lost Ark is Insanely Popular
On February 11th, the launch at 9:00 AM PST was unfortunately delayed by a few hours due to server issues. That did not seem to stop everyone from trying to play the highly anticipated ARPG. Over the weekend, the number of players steadily grew higher and higher.
Lost Ark peaked at over 1.3 million concurrent players on Saturday, February 12th according to SteamDB. The leap in players dethroned previous top played games, such as CS: GO, Dota 2, Cyberpunk 2077 and Amazon’s New World. The MMORPG is only topped by Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, which had an all-time peak of 3.2 million, definitely a tough number to beat.
The number is even more impressive if you consider that the Steam version of the game is only accessible to countries in the North and South Americas and European regions. Korea, Japan and Russia have had their own servers for quite some time. Not all countries even have access to the game, since Amazon does not have publishing rights in those areas.
Popularity at a Price
Of course, this huge success isn’t all fun and games. Due to the number of players wanting to get in and try some fun classes like the Sorceress or the Paladin, this caused some large queues to get into the game. Aside from creating more servers in each region, Amazon announced in a Tweet that it will set up an entirely new region for Europe. This new region will be distinct from current Central Europe, and will not have cross-region play available to players.
In lighter news, Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games also plan to celebrate their successful launch. After the new European region is up and running, they will be providing gifts to all players, across all servers. Players will be able to choose between two new horse mounts, Terpeion and Terpeion of the Shadow. These are definitely some regal-looking steeds. Aside from that, they will get a selection of Midsummer Night’s Dream instruments (which are played whenever the player attempts to use a teleport song), some battle support items, Rapport Chests and Pheonix Plumes.
The Legends of Lost Ark
Amazon Games is currently holding a promotional Twitch campaign called Legends of Lost Ark. The competition has various Twitch streamers grouped into three regions. Each region then competes to complete various objectives that drop different item packs for viewers.
The Fextralife Twitch channel is representing Europe as part of team Elgasia. Be sure to join us as we stream Lost Ark this week. You may even be lucky and receive some other goodies while you’re there. As of writing, team Europe is leading the way. All regions have currently unlocked the third out of four tiers of drops.
Join us in Arkesia
It’s never too late to join in on the fun. Aside from checking out gameplay on the Twitch channel, you can get more info on the game in our official Lost Ark Wiki. We have various tips for new players, character creation and other class guides. We were all beginners once, so be sure to check these resources out. If you’re worried about the game’s cash shop, we also got you covered in our store guide.
Welcome to Arkesia, traveller! We hope to see you in the world of Lost Ark.
For more news, be sure to check out Top RPG News Of The Week: February 13th (Elden Ring, Salt and Sacrifice, Lost Ark and More!) and Salt and Sacrifice to be Released on May 10th 2022 for Playstation and PC. If you’re not a fan of Lost Ark but want to look forward to other MMORPGs, we also got you covered! Check out our Top 10 MMOs in 2022 You’ve Never Heard of.