Show/Hide Show/Hide

Warframe’s Fortuna Update Sets New All-Time Peak Player Count Record for the Game on Steam

Digital Extreme’s Free-to-Play Sci-Fi Shooter Keeps Growing with Each New Update

November 12, 2018 by

Released back in 2013, Warframe’s player base is still growing with each new update that developer Digital Extremes releases for the free-to-play sci-fi shooter.

Just a few months ago, Warframe’s highly anticipated story update, The Sacrifice, pushed the game to a new peak of 129k concurrent players on Steam. Before that, the game’s huge open world ‘Plains of Eidolon’ update spiked the player base to a record of 122k players at the time.

Now, one year after PoE, Warframe is still going strong with its latest update ‘Fortuna’ that has once again set a new all-time peak of 132k concurrent players over the weekend on Steam.

Warframe‘s increase in players comes as no surprise after we reported that viewer counts for the game’s TennoCon event back in July were up 25x compared to last year on Twitch.

Similar to the Plains update which introduced an open world environment for players to fly around and hunt new objectives in, Fortuna brings new ‘K-Drive’ hoverboards to the snowy landscape of Venus and its mysterious underground cybernetic city.

Of course, as with every big Warframe update, there’s even more new content that has resulted in the game’s growth in players such as the ability to design and build new weapons and robotic companions, new enemies and bounties to capture, and a new blood-based Warframe by the name of Garuda.

Considering the game’s age, Warframe’s continued growth has exceeded expectations and is proof that free-to-play games can be embraced by the PC and console gaming communities if done right by the developers.

We Recommend
by Zergnet