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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Debuts with More Players Than Beta on Steam

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March 8, 2017 by

Unlike their troubled previous new release, For Honor, Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands just debuted on Steam with a higher player count at launch than any of its previous player count peaks during the open beta.

At its peak 10 days ago during the open beta, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands pulled in a total of 32,955 players in one hour on Steam. On Tuesday, Wildlands hit a new all-time high with 34,087 players online 10 hours after the game launched on Steam.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Player Count per Hour via GitHyp

As we originally reported, Ubisoft’s For Honor showed signs of trouble last month when the game’s player counts at launch were down 36% from the beta. After its lower-than-expected launch, the multiplayer brawler continued to decline, losing over half of its playerbase in its first two weeks on Steam.

While it’s still too early to tell if Wildlands has staying power, Ubisoft’s latest title is certainly off to a good start at #6 on Steam’s most played list and with very positive user feedback. The latest entry in the Ghost Recon franchise is also currently ranked at #6 on Twitch (peaking at #2) with viewer counts also higher than they were for the open beta.