Cyberpunk 2077 hits record player count after major 2.0 update & Phantom Liberty DLC launch

Cyberpunk 2077 player countCD Projekt RED

Cyberpunk 2077 seems to be back in full force, with players new and old flocking back to experience the new major update and first DLC.

When it first came out, Cyberpunk 2077 had a ton of hype. Players were extremely excited to enjoy the dystopian future filled with new tech, awesome weapons, and of course, a character played by Keanu Reeves. However, upon its release, the title flopped. Players reported game-breaking bugs, plenty of frustrations, and soon after rendered it almost unplayable.

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Now, just under three years later, Cyberpunk 2077 has had a major resurgence through its extensive 2.0 update and first DLC, Phantom Liberty. Such a resurgence seems to have paid off with the game hitting a record player count for the first time since its release.

Cyberpunk 2077 hits highest player count since launch thanks to Phantom Liberty DLC

Mr Goldhand in Cyberpunk 2077CD Projekt Red

According to SteamCharts, which documents all concurrent players from Steam, Cyberpunk 2077 recently hit its highest player count since the game launched back in December 2020.

When Cyberpunk 2077 was released, it hit a peak count of a whopping 830,387 players, which then dramatically dropped the next month to just 225,670 players and then to just 47,115.

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From then on, each month saw a decrease in popularity, with the average players clocking in regularly at no more than 25,000. However, now, in September 2023 the peak players come in at 169,482. Since Phantom Liberty and the 2.0 came out in the latter part of September, we can expect this player count to rise exponentially, perhaps proving Cyberpunk 2077 is far from dead, and may start to live up to the standards many have set from Starfield, Baldur’s Gate 3, and many more successful titles of 2023.

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