Fallout games get 200% player count boost amid TV show hype

April 13, 2024 by No Comments


The Fallout craze has taken hold worldwide following the success of the Amazon television series of the same name that debuted on April 10. Since then, Bethesda Game Studios has surprised fans worldwide by announcing the long-awaited next-gen update for Fallout 4. , And Fallout 76 has received a significant update in the past few weeks.

It’s a monumental time to be a fan of the legendary post-apocalyptic franchise, and the hype has seen the player count for Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 double On some platforms – and Fallout 3 saw a 200% increase in players.


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On Steam, peak player counts for Fallout 76 and Fallout doubled over the past week as the Fallout hype train picked up speed. Here are the numbers at the time of writing compared to just three days ago, April 10:

This is Fallout 76’s highest peak player count on Steam since 2020, but Fallout 3 has seen more growth than the latest two titles from the franchise:

Fallout’s multimedia explosion brought millions of people back to the franchise — or to the franchise for the first time. Thanks to a marketing campaign by Bethesda Game Studios – aided by Amazon Prime Video – the TV series exploded, and with it, the games found new popularity.

There’s no news about Fallout 5 – it’ll be at least another six or seven years before it appears, but people seem to be exploring older titles in the meantime. Right now, you can download and play Fallout 76 for free – so get stuck in and see what all the fuss is about about Bethesda’s latest post-apocalyptic, open-world game.


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