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Battleborn's Player Count Now Lower Than Borderlands 2

2k and Gearbox's Latest Already Losing to Their 2012 Hit

May 13, 2016 by

Before Battleborn‘s launch less than two weeks ago, there was a lot of talk about the big showdown many believed would occur between Gearbox’s new FPS/MOBA mashup and rival shooter Overwatch. Which title would emerge as gamers’ favorite new team-based shooter? Both looked to be very promising triple-A games from the industries top developers. Both vying to become the new standard in the competitive shooter genre. Both multiplatform on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. And both releasing in the same month of May 2016.

But now that both games have launched and we’ve seen how much more popular Overwatch has become in terms of viewers, it looks like 2k Games’ new shooter has been left behind… so far behind that it’s actually now even being surpassed by Gearbox’s own most played game from 2012, Borderlands 2.

Yep, in the span of just ten days, Battleborn‘s player count per day has dropped a staggering 47% from 196,518 players down to 104,978 players on May 12th. Meanwhile, Borderlands 2 had 107,970 players players on May 12 edging out its sister shooter. And at this rate, it might only be a couple more weeks until Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is also outperforming Gearbox’s troubled new IP that’s already fallen out of the Top 50 games on Steam.

Battleborn’s Average Players per Hour Since Launch via GitHyp