Destiny 2 soared through the ranks when Bungie launched the game on Steam, quickly beating the competition and making PC its biggest platform. Now it reached another milestone as it became all but officially the biggest Steam launch of 2019 as far as concurrent players go.
Bungie are pulling all the right moves lately as the split from Activision seems to have completely refreshed the company values and Destiny 2 players enjoy their content without being fleeced for every coin in their pocket.
It has not gone unnoticed as the move from Battle.net to Steam was met with major success in increasing the player base. Going free to play with the base game most likely had something to do with the numbers as well, which turned out to be another good decision as PC went from being the smallest Destiny 2 platform to biggest , practically overnight.
Such an influx of players wasn't going to leave a mark only in Bungie's books. On 4 December 2019, Destiny 2 was declared Steam's biggest launch of 2019 , based on the highest concurrent player numbers.
Destiny 2 peaked at 292,314 concurrent players on Steam. Total War: Three Kingdoms came in second, with 191,816 concurrent players, which is over 100,000 concurrent players fewer. This stat painted a picture of Destiny 2 standing head and shoulders above the competition.
The remainder of top five includes some of Bungie's old work with Halo: Master Chief Collection in third place. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Devil May Cry V placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
There are no more high profile titles left to be released on Steam in 2019, which pretty much means Destiny 2 will take this victory into the next decade. While players are not entirely happy about having no raid in Season of Dawn, this stat should look reassuring at least, together with the new Menagerie-like activity.