Over 875K People Played Baldur’s Gate 3 at the Same Time


Baldur's Gate 3

By: Jason Siu


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Baldur's Gate 3 eclipsed the 875k mark for concurrent players

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It is quite remarkable what Baldur’s Gate 3 has managed to achieve since its PC release on August 3, 2023. Earlier today, the game peaked at 875,343 concurrent players, lagging only behind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This is really impressive, considering last week we thought breaking the 700,000 mark was newsworthy. This milestone also puts Baldur’s Gate 3 at the number-nine spot on the all-time peak concurrent players chart on Steam. It isn’t too far off from surpassing Hogwarts Legacy, which is sitting at 879,308 concurrent players.

Despite its massive release, Baldur’s Gate 3 has managed to avoid any common major game-breaking bugs. However, the team at Larian Studios has been working quickly on fixes and rolled out the game’s third hotfix on Friday to take care of minor issues. They also released some infographics, revealing the choices players have made so far in the game.

In a year full of major sequels to long-running franchises including The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Street Fighter 6, Diablo IV, Final Fantasy XVI, and Pikmin 4, Baldur’s Gate 3 was widely believed to appeal mainly to previous Baldur’s Gate players and fans of Divinity: Original Sin and its sequel. Not even the folks at Larian Studios expected the game to reach the number of players it has, in such a short time period. We are still slowly making our way through this gargantuan RPG, and are working to have a review published in the coming weeks.

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of Tunerzine.com and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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