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Cyberpunk 2077 Player Numbers Have Soared Since The Edgerunners Update

Cyberpunk 2077 Player Numbers Edgerunners Update

Cyberpunk 2077 is enjoying another chance at life right now. You may remember player numbers skyrocketing when the game finally launched on PS5 earlier this year, and now the open-world RPG has been hit by a similar wave of hype.

This week, 2077 topped Steam’s charts for the most played single-player games on the platform, nearly two full years since its initial release. Its sudden and massive rise in popularity can greatly contribute to the release of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, the Netflix anime adaptation that has already proven to be a success. Developer CD Projekt Red has also slashed the price from 2077 across all platforms to celebrate the anime’s release, so it’s fair to assume it’s seeing a lot of new players.

Of course, edgerunners released alongside a new update for 2077, aptly named Edgerunners Update (Patch 1.6). The update brought a number of new weapons and armor to the game, along with several new quests and the much-requested implementation of a transmogrification system.

Put all of this together and you’ve got the recipe for a major increase in player engagement. According to CDPR, Cyberpunk 2077 has attracted a million players per day this week. Very impressive.

That’s quite a change when you think back to the state 2077 was released in on last-gen consoles. Nearly two years later, it’s easily one of the most popular single-player titles out there. We imagine it will get a similar boost when Phantom Liberty drops in 2023.

Have you been back to Night City recently? Run close to the edge in the comments section below.


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