‘Half-Life 2’ hits highest concurrent player count…

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Half-Life 2 has set a brand new file for its highest-ever concurrent gamers on Steam, following a profitable fan marketing campaign referred to as “Breaking The Bar”.

Yesterday (August 14), Half-Life 2 peaked with 16,101 followers enjoying Valve‘s sport at a similar time, as seen on SteamDB. That is the very best ever concurrent participant depend recorded for the sport.

The surge in reputation is right down to followers inside the Half-Life 2 neighborhood, who wished to interrupt the file with an occasion referred to as “Breaking The Bar”. The occasion wished as many followers as attainable to play the sport at PM on August 14, and additional invited any outstanding streamers to select the sport up at a similar time.

Half-Life 2: Replace. Credit score: Valve, Filip Victor.

This meant that when the occasion efficiently topped the very best concurrent participant file, it additionally had over 8,000 Twitch viewers by most of Saturday. As seen on Sullygnome, the sport – which normally solely has around 10-20 viewers at any time – skyrocketed to having viewers of hundreds from Saturday morning onward.

It’s value noting that as a result of Half-Life 2 launched in 2004, the sport truly predates Steam information – which means that whereas that is the very best recorded concurrent participant depend, it will not be the very best ever – although as a result of there aren’t any information, we’ll by no means know.

Regardless, it’s an incredible achievement for the Half-Life 2 Reddit, which solely began organizing the occasion six days in the past in keeping with the announcement. Within the feedback, there are even followers providing to purchase customers copies of the sport so that everybody can take part.

The height in player count follows information {that a} fan-made remaster for Half-Life 2 is within the works and seemingly authorized by Valve. Filip Victor – creator of Half-Life 2: Replace – is heading the remaster, and it will likely be coming to Steam “quickly”.

In different information, Valve has patched an exploit that might have allowed attackers so as to add “limitless funds” to the Steam pockets.

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