Diablo 3 Beta Peaked at 300,000 Concurrent Players
Diablo 3′s open beta weekend — which you missed if this is the first you’ve heard of it — peaked at 300,000 users playing simultaneously, according to Blizzard Community Manager Bashiok.
Bashiok revealed the approximate figure via Twitter, but had no idea how many total users played over the course of the weekend. He said:
@Blatantmistakes I think we peaked at around 300k concurrent. Total users? I don’t know… a lot.
— Bashiok (@Bashiok) April 22, 2012
Game Front’s Ben Richardson played the beta this weekend and compared it to his playthrough of the closed beta back in September, offering a unique perspective on the changes made to the game between then and now. Hopefully his framerate drops were growing pains for the new servers and will disappear by launch, otherwise I foresee an angry community.