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Fallout 76 Had Over 1 Million Players In A Single Day

Out of the vault.

With Fallout fever still gripping the world following the launch of Prime Video’s television adaptation earlier this month, and with the confirmation that a second season is happening, it’s no secret that folks are flocking back to the video games in droves.

But while there are undoubtedly more “celebrated” entries in the franchise, the surprise success story seems to be Fallout 76, with Bethesda revealing that over 1 million people logged in over the course of a single day. The announcement, via a tweet with a very charming graphic, doesn’t reveal exactly when this happened, but it’s certainly encouraging to see after Fallout 76 struggled to land with players at launch and has been quietly iterated and improved upon since – making now a great time for people to be jumping in.

According to SteamDB, Fallout 76’s all-time peak concurrent player count was a couple of days ago at 73,368 players, though there will obviously have been many more players across other platforms and at varying times throughout the relevant day. According to Bethesda, almost 5 million people were playing a Fallout game of some description in the course of a single day, as well.

Fallout 4 is still performing great on PC with easily over 100,000 players on Steam at any given time over the past days and weeks – the game is due to receive a current-gen update for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S that also includes improvements and new content for the PC version, so it should become even more popular shortly.

Recently, IGN took the opportunity to quiz Bethesda’s Todd Howard on whether fans can still expect Fallout 5 to launch after the eventual release of The Elder Scrolls VI, or if plans have changed in the wake of the show’s success.

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I’m going to avoid putting dates on anything. I’ve learned that the hard way. So obviously, our focus as far as new development right now is Elder Scrolls VI, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not making plans for other things,” Howard told the outlet, seemingly confirming that a new Elder Scrolls title is definitely the next cab off the rank.

“With a surprisingly riveting original story to tell, Fallout is a rollicking ride through all-too familiar wastes,” Brodie wrote in his review of the first season of Fallout. “It might not prove to set the world on fire, though with enough fan service to shake a Ripper at, it’s assured to start a flame in the hearts of long-time fans.

All episodes of Fallout are streaming exclusively on Prime Video right now. Watch it here.