Valheim is on a trajectory like absolutely nothing we’ve ever seen. The Viking-themed indie survival game has been soaring the Steam charts, selling 3 million copies in an unheard-of 17 days. And individuals aren’t just purchasing it on an impulse; they’re actively playing it, too. On Sunday, the game reached 500,000 synchronised gamers, according to SteamDB, leaving the charred remains of four other all-time Steam gamer count records in its wake.

Since Friday, February 19th, the game had currently passed Postal and Grand Theft Automobile V to end up being the ninth most-played game on Steam at peak, and now it’s gone beyond the records for Amongst United States, Life is Odd 2, Fallout 4, and Terraria to reach the No. 5 slot, according to Steam Charts.

It’s going to be an uphill struggle from here: the 4 records it broke were in the 400,000 range, but the next record is the 830,000-player record Cyberpunk 2077 set at its December launch. To beat Dota 2 and Counter-Strike, it ‘d need to cross 1.3 million players.

It appears completely workable, though, considering how rapidly the game has actually currently grown, and the way it can suck you (and your friends) in once again and once again. There’s a huge arbitrarily produced world to explore and loads to craft and build, with as much as 10 people cooperatively working together. It’s fun, and with a remarkably shallow knowing curve and a $20 rate tag, I ‘d be surprised if it bottoms out anytime quickly.