Destiny 2 Crosses 300,000 Concurrent Players Following Lightfall’s Launch

This is the game's peak all-time record.

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  • Destiny 2 has surpassed its three years old all-time peak record for concurrent players on Steam.
  • More than 316k players flocked to play the game. This is the first time the game crossed the milestone of 300k concurrent players on Steam.
  • This also coincides with the release of Destiny 2: Lightfall, the game’s last expansion.

On Tuesday, Destiny 2 trumped its three years old record of peak concurrent players on Steam. As seen on SteamDB, there were more than 316k players playing the game concurrently.

This coincides with the release of what will eventually be the game’s last expansion, Destiny 2: Lightfall. This is evidence of the game’s popularity among the community.

Destiny 2 peak concurrent player count as seen on SteamDB.
Destiny 2 peak concurrent player count as seen on SteamDB.

This is also the first time the game has crossed the milestone of 300k concurrent players on Steam. Destiny 2’s last highest concurrent player peak was in 2019 when the game was released on Steam.

That record was set 2 days after the game’s Steam release when the player count was 292k. At that time, it was attributed to the fact that the game was released as a f2p title.

This time the high concurrent player count is probably due to the release of Destiny 2: Lightfall, Destiny 2’s last expansion. So the fans of the series want to experience the game one last time before it stops receiving updates. As some dubbed it, Lightfall is the game’s farewell to fans.

Bungie, Destiny 2’s developer, also intends to end things on a high note. As detailed in our article about everything new in Destiny’s Lightfall expansion, the studio has plans to release tons of new content in the expansion. It includes new subclasses to enhance the gameplay experience, and new campaigns and raids to add to it.

And so far it appears the studio has succeeded in its goal as more than 316k have flocked to play it just on steam. Some have even projected that the number might go even higher by the weekend. As Tuesday is a weekday and more people are free on weekends.

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