Over the weekend Final Fantasy XIV noticed a large inflow of gamers, and consequently, has hit its largest concurrent player rely ever on Steam – over 47okay folks. The trigger for that is seemingly standard WoW Twitch streamer Asmongold, who joined FFXIV and instantly discovered themselves mobbed by gamers.

The new peak concurrent player rely on Steam stands at 47,542 gamers, according to SteamDB, which Final Fantasy XIV hit round eight pm UTC yesterday. This doesn’t even embody folks taking part in by way of the sport’s personal launcher or on consoles, as in fact, FFXIV has crossplay support. The Steam player counts have been steadily rising because the MMO continues to extend in recognition, with the earlier peak being  41,200 concurrent gamers on June 24.

Nevertheless, the explanation for the spike in gamers this weekend can in all probability be attributed to standard World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold, who performed Final Fantasy XIV on their stream for the primary time. Over 200,000 folks watched them play FFXIV – and quite a few gamers leapt in to affix Asmongold’s play.

In reality, so many gamers joined and began spamming Asmongold that they brought down the Cactuar server entirely – and it wasn’t till the streamer discovered find out how to disguise a few of their character’s info that they had been truly capable of play correctly. Fellow streamer CohhCarnage additionally joined in, though they had been apparently mobbed far lower than Asmongold.

Despite being over seven years outdated, Final Fantasy XIV’s recognition solely appears to be growing – largely because of the constant support from Square Enix. and now gamers are eagerly anticipating FFXIV’s fourth big expansion Endwalker later this yr.

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