How many people play Destiny 2? Average player count

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Even when Destiny 2 launched as a paid game, it was extremely popular. However, in October 2019, it became free-to-play, something which gave a significant boost to its player count. Unsurprisingly, Destiny 2 continues to be extremely popular, but what is the exact player count? Below, we’ll take a look at exactly how many people play Destiny 2 worldwide.

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Destiny 2 overall and daily player count

At the moment, Destiny 2’s overall player base is around 42.68 million. This includes players who have downloaded the game at least once. As for its daily average player count, it lies between 800,000 to 850,000. While this number is for all platforms combined, PC players make up the bulk up of it, contributing 40% of the total playerbase.

The recent Destiny 2: Lightfall expansion has contributed a lot to the daily player count of the game. On February 28, the daily player count record broke, as more than 1.6 million people logged into Destiny 2. This is almost double the regular daily count. Furthermore, the game has also set a new concurrent player record on Steam, as more than 315,000 people played the game at the same time. The previous record was around 128,000, meaning that Lightfall has helped double this number. It is important to note that this is just Steam we’re talking about, and the number of concurrent players across platforms will be much higher than this.

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As you can see from the above numbers, Destiny 2 is still growing and does not look to be slowing down. The daily player count will drop as players start getting done with the new content. However, the 2023 roadmap for the game has plenty of content, and we can expect it to boost the overall player count as well.