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Destiny 2 sees player count influx with over one million users

Published: 22:52, 18 June 2019
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Bungie are probably going to set up a massive office party soon since Destiny 2 seems to be hitting popularity levels long thought to be gone. The game has reached over one million concurrent players once again. Season of Opulence indeed.

Destiny 2 player spikes follow the regular MMO model for the most part. Anyone who has played World of Warcraft, Guild Wars and everything in between can see where this is going - an expansion comes around, player counts spike and then they subside again until the next one.

Season of Opulence has kicked in for Destiny 2 and it managed to live up to its name since the expansion was likely the driving factor behind the increased player count

The vast majority comes from the PvE community, unsurprisingly, with around 960,000 players partaking in these activities.

Crucible saw 482,000 players which is almost half the player base for the day in question while Gambit was a less popular form of both PvP and PvE engagement with 272,000 players. 

Raids were the least visited activity since "only" 141,000 players dared venture there.

As you probably guessed by now, the numbers account for one million players in total who obviously jumped into different activities during their visit to Destiny 2.

Furthermore, the numbers are taken from all the currently available platforms - PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One so Destiny 2 is not exactly on the levels of PUBG or Fortnite, games that peak at similar or higher numbers on PC alone.

Still, having one million users in a day is definitely not something to overlook, especially because many claim that Destiny 2 is a dead game. While queue times on certain platforms and specific regions can potentially be long, one million users definitely says Destiny 2 is far from dead.

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On top of that, Bungie are going to release Destiny 2: New Light in September 2019 which will bring the game to Steam on PC and make the Year 1 content free of charge. There is hardly any doubt that both of these factors will make the player count jump even further.

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