The popularity of Valheim has yet to subside, evidenced by the survival game’s recently beating Among Us’ concurrent players record on Steam. In spite of launching on Steam Early Access this month, Valheim has currently made rather the mark. Within a week of launch, the title moved a shocking one million systems, then went on to top three million in sales after just 16 days of schedule.

It’s simple to see why players are so taken by the experience from designer Iron Gate. For one, as the name suggests, Valheim’s core property and world focuses on Norse mythology, which itself has actually ended up being a lot more traditional in current years. The co-op survival game jobs players with checking out the 10th Norse world as battle-slain Vikings, however there’s more to it than merely combating mythical beasts. And, plainly, countless gamers are enamored.

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According to Steam Charts (through The Edge), Valheim’s peak variety of concurrent players just recently topped 498,000. This presses the Early Access experience past the similarity Fallout 4 and Amongst Us, the latter of which reached a peak concurrent player count of 438,000 in September of in 2015. Interestingly, Valheim now sits in the top 5 on Steam’s peak gamer records chart, vanquished just by Cyberpunk 2077 (830,000), Dota 2 (1.2 million), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (1.3 million), and PUBG (3.2 million).

Valheim has long method to precede it can reach the next big turning point of 830,000, which is currently inhabited by Cyberpunk 2077. And PUBG’s long-held record of 3.2 million simultaneous gamers almost appears out of reach. However, as the last few weeks have revealed, Valheim’s success acts as proof positive that pretty much anything is possible on the sales charts. Who knows, possibly the excellent press and positive users evaluations will help the co-op experience gain another big increase in the coming weeks.

The title is anticipated to maintain its Early Access status throughout the rest of this year. Iron Gate prepares to continue supporting Valheim throughout that time, too, with numerous major updates arranged to release. It’s unclear when exactly stated updates will start going live, but gamers are thoroughly delighting in the material that has actually already been offered. At any rate, fans can look forward to the development of a new biome, an upgraded fight system, and a sandbox feature over the course of the next year.

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Valheim is readily available now on PC via Steam Early Access.

Source: Steam Charts, The Brink

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