Red Dead Redemption 2 Sets New Concurrent Users Record On Steam After Black Friday Sale
Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 has set a new concurrent users record on Steam during the storefront’s Black Friday sale.
According to the concurrent user stats for Red Dead Redemption 2 on Steam, the game hit a new all-time peak yesterday, during the on-going Black Friday sale. Based on the updated stats, the new all-time concurrent user peak is 66,492.
In addition, Red Dead Redemption 2 is also the third biggest money maker on Steam during the week ending 27 November, 2022, behind the Steam Deck at #1 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II at #2. It is followed by Warhammer 40,000: Darktide at #4, and Cyberpunk 2077 at #5, God of War at #6, EA Sport FIFA 23 at #7, Persona 5 Royal at #8, It Takes Two at #9, and Battlefield V at #10.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an action-adventure game released in 2018 on PS4, Xbox One, and later on PC. The game is a precursor to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption and the third installment in the Red Dead series. The novel takes place in 1899 and follows bandit Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang, across a fictitious version of the Western, Midwestern, and Southern United States. Arthur must contend with the Wild West’s fall while fighting to survive against government authorities, competing gangs, and other foes.
The game is played via both first and third-person perspectives. Shootouts, robberies, horseback riding, hunting, interacting with non-player characters, and maintaining the character’s honor rating through moral decisions and deeds are some of the gameplay components. Law enforcement and bounty hunters are controlled by a bounty system akin to the “wanted” system from the Grand Theft Auto video game series. Up to 32 players can play in Red Dead Online, the game’s online multiplayer mode, in a variety of cooperative and competitive game modes.
Red Dead Redemption 2 was released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in October 2018, and for Windows and Stadia in November 2019.