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New World is Already Steam’s Most Played Game of 2021 Despite Server Struggles

New World is already Steam’s most-played recreation of 2021, although it is solely been out for a day.

Not solely is Amazon Games’ new MMO essentially the most performed recreation of 2021, however its all-time participant depend peak is additionally greater than 200,000 gamers larger than Valheim’s, which previously held the record.

At the time of this writing, New World has 684,364 concurrent players and an all-time peak of 707,230, which it hit about half an hour in the past. Valheim, which was launched earlier this 12 months to a lot acclaim, beforehand held the report as essentially the most performed recreation on Steam this 12 months with an all-time peak of 502,387.

Over on Twitch, 947,000 viewers are watching New World streams. Perhaps these viewers are watching the sport as a result of it is actually arduous to play the sport proper now attributable to its ongoing launch day server stress. As famous by analyst Simon Carless on Twitter, about 400,000 gamers are ready to log into the sport’s EU servers — that does not even bear in mind the gamers trying to bounce into different regional servers.

A fast scroll by way of the New World subreddit reveals comparable queue lengths, too. There, gamers are easing the server ache by making memes.

As you possibly can see within the tweet above, the server queue numbers are nothing to scoff at — we’re speaking lots of and lots of of gamers in line to play New World. The official New World Twitter account addressed these huge queues, first thanking gamers earlier than speaking about how the crew is going to deal with these lengthy queue occasions.

“It has been an unbelievable 24 hours and the assist for New World that we have seen thus far has been unimaginable,” the New World put up reads. “We perceive that some gamers are experiencing prolonged queue occasions and we’re working arduous on a couple of issues to assist handle these points.”

The crew is working to create extra servers and broaden the capacities of these already arrange. Their sole focus in the meanwhile is to get everybody logged in and taking part in, in keeping with the put up. To enable gamers into the sport with out the concern of selecting a server they do not need to be on, New World will enable gamers to relocate their characters to a brand new server of their selection totally free within the subsequent two weeks, too.

For extra about New World, take a look at this breakdown of the game’s post-launch plans after which learn up on how to group up with friends within the recreation. Check out this video explaining how to farm and use Azoth after that.

Wesley LeBlanc is a contract information author and information maker for IGN. You can observe him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.

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