Recently, we reported on how newfound indie sensation, Valheim, sold in excess of one million copies on Steam.
Now though, the game has gone on to sell an additional million copies.
For those keeping track at home, Valheim has now sold two million copies within about two weeks!
And as for that previous high of 160,000 concurrent players? Well, that’s more than doubled to 383,105 [correct as of 20:20 on 15/02]! There simply doesn’t seem to be an end to Valheim‘s success right now
And, as you can see via our handy screengrab of Steamcharts, Valheim sits comfortably ahead of games such as Rust, PUBG, GTA V, and Apex Legends. In fact, only CS:GO and Dota 2 ranked higher than Valheim.
Iron Gate Studio, the developers of Valheim, said the following;
“We wanted to start by sharing a giant troll-sized thank you! In just 13 days Valheim has been purchased by over two million Vikings, and this weekend we reached a new peak concurrent player milestone of 360,000!
Forget longboats, we have now blown a 700+-year-old record by boasting the largest Viking population in all of human history. For reference, the previous peak in Viking numbers was set in 1300 AD and was approximately 500,000″
What’s more, as Valheim is still in Early Access, there’s plenty of new content coming, as Iron Gate added;
“Everyone at Iron Gate has really been appreciating all the messages, love, questions and thoughts from all of you, so please keep them coming! And again, a big thank you to all of you for helping us reach this ridiculous milestone in under two weeks of sailing onto Early Access.
We’re so excited to continue working with you all to reach Asgard together, and we’ll be sharing more soon on what’s next”.
I mean, “well done” doesn’t really do this justice. So how about, “til hamingju, Iron Gate. Haltu áfram góðu starfi“. [Fuck knows if that’s actually correct. Google Translate knows more than I do, but I can’t be sure. If it translates as “congratulations, Iron Gate. Keep up the good work” then I’ll be happy.]
ABG’s Senior Editor (News), YouTube content creator/streamer.