Lost Ark has become the second most played game in Steam history after it passed one million concurrent players in just 24 hours.
Amazon Games collaborated with Smilegate RPG to localize and translate Lost Ark and make it available in English. The Diablo-like MMO launched on February 11th in the West.
Lost Ark was originally released in 2019 in South Korea, and has millions of active players in South Korea, Russia, and Japan. It’s free-to-play and has also quickly risen to the top of Twitch, overtaking the popular Just Chatting category.
Lost Ark passed the synchronous record for both Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2, which regularly dominate the top of Steam’s most-played games.
The popularity of Lost Ark is increasing. It has experienced server issues and there’s a queue just to start playing. SteamDB lists concurrent players of Lost Ark at 1,311,842, passing CS: GO’s record of 1,308,963 players and Dota 2’s of 1,295,114. It’s not clear exactly how many of those players are actually actively playing the game and not sitting in a server queue, though.
it’s now second place on the top concurrent list behind only PUGB. It still has a long way to go to beat PUBG’s all-time peak of 3,257,248 players.
After New World set a concurrent record of 913,634 players four months ago, Amazon considers “Lost Ark” is a second huge hit.