Battlefield 5 becomes most played game on steam!We all have that one game that we go back to time and time again. For most players, it as of recently became Battlefield 5, a First Person Shooter game following the battlefield series. The game itself has a pretty long history of reigning at the top of the most played charts since its release in 2018. As it was one of the most anticipated game releases of that year with the release to all platforms including (Windows, Xbox, PlayStation, Mac). But, had a bit of a commercial setback after backlash from the release trailer that was published on garnering 7.3 million copies by the end of its release year, which was a bit of a commercial disappointment to the EA Company.
Though recently, the game has started to make a pretty good come back Recently EA had given a "Free to Play" weekend event for the game and it was very successful having them rise the concurrent player charts that have seen more active players in a short period. As of yesterday, it reached a peak of 69,342 concurrent players that, according to SteamDB, has put Battlefield 5 ahead of popular games like, Rust, war frame, and ARK: Survival Evolved. The all-time peak for the game had reached a staggering 76,456 players all playing at any one time thanks to that free-to-play weekend.
The game itself never really lost its appeal but and has stayed pretty consistent in its returning player base putting it just ahead of the game "Phasmophobia" which had its highest player count since launch after a major update to the game. The goal of the free-to-play weekends has been to attract new players and boy does it work! With the game then going on sale, which at the time of writing is currently 90% off on steam until September 8th, 2021. While battlefield is getting its new players into the game, they have set focus on getting ready for the release of Battlefield 2042 which is set to release later this year!