Borderlands 3 doubles the number of PC players at launch

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Published by FileTrekker 1 month ago , last updated 1 month ago

Here's an interesting statistic that proves PC gaming is indeed alive and very much well - according to Randy Pitchford, CEO at Gearbox, there's twice as many gamers playing Borderlands 3 on PC at launch than was the case for it's predecessor, Borderlands 2.

Speaking on Twitter, Pitchford confirmed that the peak player count on launch day was roughly double that of the all-time peak of concurrent players ever seen on Borderlands 2 on PC.



It's really difficult to verify that right now, of course, but it's not beyond the realm of possibility. The peak of Borderlands 2 concurrent usage according to SteamDB was around 124,000, which doubled would mean there was roughly 248,000 PC gamers playing Borderlands 3 concurrently on it's launch day.

Pitchford went on to say the numbers were the "Best in Gearbox history" and that they will possibly be looking to try a SHiFT code test with the Golden Key system sometime soon. 

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