Back 4 Blood, Turtle Rock Studios’ brand-new multiplayer FPS game, has had a pretty roaring start from the sounds of it. The studio has just revealed that the game has seen more than six million players since its launch on October 12.
That figure comes from a tweet shared by the official Back 4 Blood Twitter account (below), which simply announces that pretty hefty figure and thanks players – sorry, “Cleaners” – for their hard work battling the Ridden so far. It’s not clear how that figure breaks down by platform, but we do have a sense of how the game’s faring on Steam at least. The co-op game’s 24-hour peak player count is sat at just over 32k as of writing, going by SteamDB’s data, which puts it in the top 35 games played on Valve’s platform today by that metric.
In terms of its highest-ever concurrent player count, Back 4 Blood still hasn’t topped Left 4 Dead 2, sitting at 65,987 – which was set 11 days ago, as of this story – compared to LFD2’s 162,399, set eight years back. As we’ve noted before, though, it’s very much not a fair comparison, as Left 4 Dead 2 was given away as a free Christmas present from Valve the day before that big ol’ record was set.