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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Debuts at #4 on Steam with Almost Three Times the Players of the Original

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March 14, 2018 by

With a new Warhammer game being released every other month, 2015’s Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide flew under most gamers’ radars. But that hasn’t been the case with Vermintide 2, which just debuted as Steam’s #4 most played game this week.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2’s launch set a new record for the series with an impressive peak of 73k players on Sunday. Stacking up almost three times the players, the ultra-violent sequel slaughtered End Times’ peak of 25k players that placed the original at #47 on Steam almost three years ago.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2’s Concurrent Players on Steam via GitHyp

Aside from all the improvements made by developers, the sequel’s success has also been due in large part to its growth in viewership on Twitch. The devs themselves took to the popular streaming service to promote the game’s launch and other popular broadcasters helped push Vermintide 2 to #3 on Twitch. And so far, the sequel has already been viewed 4.09 million times on Twitch compared to the original’s total of 1.62 million views.

Interest on Twitch has already begun to significantly die down, so it’ll be interesting to see how Vermintide 2 fares in its second week on Steam. The sequel isn’t likely to see its player base explode in growth much more than it already has, but still, for a franchise that most gamers have never heard of, debuting at #4 is a huge victory for the team at Fatshark Games and a sign of even bigger things to come.