When we first reported on the early access launch of Valheim, the new Viking-themed co-op survival sandbox, we pointed out that the game was already making a splash, selling 1 million copies and raking in 160K concurrent players on Steam. That player count has since been eclipsed. Significantly. To the tune of 2 million boxes now sold.
Over the past weekend, Valheim hit a new all-time concurrency peak of 367,443, seeing it overtake big names like Apex Legends and GTA V. As of this writing, player numbers are not too short of that high-water mark, with 239,281 currently in-game right now. The numbers continue to keep the title at the number four spot for most played games on Steam, just under mainstays PUBG, Dota 2, and CS:GO.
The game also has been popular as a streaming title, with developer Iron Gate Studios pointing out that the game had over 127,000 peak viewers on Twitch in its first week. All told, Valheim is in a very good place right now in terms of player engagement. And on the subject of streams, you can check out our own first livestreamed look at the game in the embed below.