Among Us has seen a large surge in PC players over the weekend following the game going free for a limited time.
Among Us has seen around 2 million players jump into the game over the weekend. This impressive figure follows after the game going free for a limited time last week during the Epic Games Store sale. Victoria Tran, Innersloth's community director shared the results on Twitter (opens in new tab) (via PCgamesN (opens in new tab)) showing a spike in players over the weekend starting May 27, 2021.
Showing a normal weekend specifically for PC players, the player count usually sits around 300k to 350k players. The sale that started last week saw that number shoot up. Tran showed a chart that climbs to around 2 million players.
While these are just statistics for PC players, the game is also available on mobile devices, Xbox for PC, and a surprise release on Nintendo Switch. It will be heading to PS4 and PS5 this year with some in-game Ratchet and Clank-themed costumes as well as Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
and here it is when it went free on Epic, May 27thnotes:- this shows PC players only- not all new players, many people grab Among Us on as many platforms as they can and were probably testing it out - long weekend for Americans, possibly more ppl playing/giving small boost pic.twitter.com/wUag8a4i7AMay 31, 2021
A new Airship map has recently been added to the game which introduces not only a new playing field but also some new tasks to complete. So there has been plenty for players to sink their teeth into.
Among Us hitting 2 million players in a weekend is pretty impressive, especially given how the game saw a player count of almost half a billion in 2020 alone. This popularity saw famous faces such as Resident Evil voice actors playing the game and even US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Its huge success during the global pandemic found the developer canceling plans to make a sequel and instead, pouring their efforts into improving the current game. This has already seen numerous quality of life updates such as a quick-chat wheel and an updated art style, and bigger lobbies on the way.
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