Hogwarts Legacy: Early Access Crosses 489K Concurrent Players on Steam
Hogwarts Legacy Beats Fallout 4 On Steam
Hogwarts Legacy has achieved a significant milestone on Steam by becoming the second most popular paid, single-player game in terms of peak concurrent players. It reached a peak of 489,139 players, surpassing Fallout 4, which peaked at 472,962 players on the platform.
The only game standing in the way of Hogwarts Legacy taking the top spot is Cyberpunk 2077, which holds the record with an all-time peak of 1,054,388 players during its launch in 2020.
Students are flocking to Hogwarts from all corners of the world as the 72-hour early access for the Deluxe Edition of Hogwarts Legacy has begun! With the concurrent player count on Steam reaching an all-time peak of 302,314 (at the time of writing this article) and the number continues to rise, it is clear that Hogwarts Legacy is as popular as ever, despite the controversies surrounding the game. The early access concurrent player count of Hogwarts Legacy is now available on SteamDB thanks to a user who has gifted the game to the SteamDB bot.
From Xbox Series X|S to PlayStation 5 and PC via Steam, Hogwarts Legacy has been topping the sales charts across all platforms for weeks before its early release. Today, after the game was released for the players who have purchased the Deluxe Edition, the viewer count on Twitch for the game skyrocketed to over 1.25 million, leaving Cyberpunk 2077 in the dust.
The current concurrent player count of Hogwarts Legacy on Steam indicates that the game’s Deluxe Edition, which costs around $80, sold very well in the pre-order period, and it will be interesting to see the final sales figure of the game. While the standard edition of the game awaits its global launch on February 10th, 2023, there’s no doubt that Hogwarts Legacy will be one of the best-selling games of the year, considering the current player count on Steam.
About Hogwarts Legacy
Hogwarts Legacy is an action role-playing game that takes place in the 1890s. The player takes on the role of a student starting at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the fifth year. At the beginning of the game, the player receives a wizard’s field guide from the Ministry of Magic and gains additional information and experience points by completing sections of the guide through exploration. The player character holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens the wizarding world and has the ability to manipulate a mysterious, ancient magic. As the player progresses, they will discover why this forgotten magic has resurfaced and who is trying to harness it.
During character creation, players can choose their appearance, house, and gender and customize their character’s voice, body type, and accessories. Progressing through the game allows players to access and upgrade spells, talents, and abilities and to gain experience points through in-game challenges, such as combat, quests, exploration, and field guide pages. The player will also be able to modify the Room of Requirement as they level up.
The player will learn to cast spells, brew potions, and master combat abilities. As they progress, they can develop their own unique combat style. Classes will be attended as part of the plot, but spell learning is not a scheduled gameplay element. Players can acquire combat items through trading or crafting and can also interact with various magical creatures, such as dragons, trolls, and hippogriffs. The player can establish relationships with non-player characters and develop friendships that can lead to new abilities, unique dialogue options, and companionship on their journey.
The Wizarding universe of Hogwarts continues to captivate players, and its record-breaking player count even before the release of the standard edition of Hogwarts Legacy is a testament to its mass appeal. Keep an eye out for updates on sales and player counts as we bring you the latest information on this magical game.
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