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Amazon Games’ New World becomes one of Steam’s most played games on launch day

Amazon Games’ New World seems to have hit some huge player numbers on Steam when it launched Tuesday. The new enormously multiplayer online RPG saw 707,000 simultaneous players at its top, as per SteamDB. On Wednesday, it leaped to a peak of 734,000. That puts it among a handful of enormous titles on the list of games with the most peak players ever for the platform.

The most-played games on Steam come from Steam Charts, which tracks player activity. On the top of the list is PUBG: Battlegrounds, which topped with 3.2 million simultaneous players. It’s followed by Valve’s own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and DotA 2, and afterward Cyberpunk 2077. New World takes the fifth spot, outperforming the Norse mythology survival game Valheim that came out recently.

That load of players attempting to play immediately have abandoned numerous others. Line times to join can be upward of a few hours, for certain lines comprising of in excess of 10,000 individuals waiting. Significant delays and laggy workers for overseas players were some of the complaints players left on the game’s Steam page. To oblige, Amazon Games added more servers and said there will be character moves accessible to players in the coming weeks.

New World places players in the role of an adventurer wrecked on the strange island of Aeternum. They need to investigate the island to unlock its powers and its secrets.

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