After only 24 hours, Lost Ark has surpassed 1 million concurrent players, making it the second most played game in Steam history by concurrent counts. The Diablo-like MMO was released in the West yesterday, thanks to a collaboration between Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG to localize and translate Lost Ark and make it available in English. It has now surpassed both Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2, which have long dominated the top of Steam’s most-played games lists.
Lost Ark is so popular right now that it’s having server problems and there’s a line simply to get started. Lost Ark now has 1,311,842 concurrent players, surpassing CS:record GO’s of 1,308,963 and Dota 2’s record of 1,295,114. However, it’s unclear how many of those individuals are really playing the game rather than waiting on a server line.
In any case, it’s currently second only to PUGB on the top concurrent list. It’ll take a long time to surpass PUBG’s all-time high of 3,257,248 players. Lost Ark is Amazon Games’ second big smash, following New World, which set a concurrent record of 913,634 players four months ago.
Lost Ark was first published in South Korea in 2019 and has millions of active players in the country, as well as Russia and Japan. It’s completely free to play, and it’s swiftly moved to the top of Twitch’s popular Just Chatting category.