The free multiplayer beta version of Halo Infinite hasn’t even been released for 24 hours, and it has broken records.according to Chronicles of Video Games, 343’s popular FPS space opera has gathered more than 270,000 concurrent players on Steam. This is the first Xbox Studios game to reach such a significant number of players in such a short period of time.
This feat is even more impressive considering the unexpected announcement in yesterday’s 20th anniversary live broadcast (of course, the rumors may have been circulating over the weekend). Although progress continues to the base game-cosmetics, battle pass unlocks and general experience points-and the halo of the same name are the core selling points, it is difficult to estimate where the number of players will end. However (as shown below), other acclaimed Xbox Studios games, such as Forza Horizon 5 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, although very successful in themselves, have not seen the same direct success on Steam.
Halo Infinite is now the first Xbox Studios game ever to have more than 200,000 concurrent players on Steam and set a historical record
1. Halo Infinite-201,044 (and still increasing)
2. Hello MCC-161,024
3. Forza Horizon n 5-81,096
4. Age of Empires IV-73,928
5. Sea of Thieves-66,906 pic.twitter.com/IRqKU67MKY
-Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) November 15, 2021
Halo Infinite performed well, ranking fourth in Steam heavyweight games (such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2 and PUBG) on Monday. Developer 343 Industries has a lot to be happy about.
The total on Xbox and PC apps has not been confirmed yet. Nevertheless, it is certain that a group of players on all available platforms are enjoying the latest multiplayer games in the Halo franchise. With the news of the first season of Battle Pass being extended to May next year-frankly, this is an unorthodox time-fans should have a lot of extra content to complement the already powerful multiplayer game and the upcoming launch Single player game component.
Halo Infinite will be launched on December 8th for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC.
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