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V Rising was within the information all through final week. It launched in early entry on Tuesday, May 17, and it rapidly started promoting like hotcakes and climbing the Steam charts. V Rising handed 500,000 copies bought simply days after launch, and the pattern continued — it was the best-selling Steam game for that entire week.
The information comes from SteamDB, which aggregates knowledge on Steam game gross sales and participant counts. According to a brand new tweet, V Rising took the crown, in addition to the #5 spot — Steam counts totally different variations of video games as separate merchandise, so the V Rising Founder’s Pack is listed along with the usual game. The remainder of the highest 5 incorporates some standard suspects. Valve’s personal Steam Deck, which solely simply wrestled the highest spot away from Elden Ring, was in second place, whereas Elden Ring itself was in fourth. The #3 spot went to Arma Reforger, which additionally not too long ago launched in early entry.
For V Rising developer Stunlock Studios, there’s extra than simply gross sales numbers to rejoice — the game’s participant rely is rising too. As of the time of this writing, it’s reached the #5 spot on Steam’s most-played listing (additionally tallied by SteamDB). Last time we checked in, it was at #7 with about 100,000 concurrent gamers. Now it’s risen two spots and reached a brand new concurrent participant peak of simply over 150,000. It’s an early entry success story, one which’s nonetheless very a lot being written.
If you’re trying to hop on the V Rising bandwagon your self, we have now loads of guides that will help you get began. First and foremost, you’ll have to understand how blood works. There are many differing kinds within the game, along with associated crafting supplies like Greater Blood Essence. You can acquire these by lonesome for those who select to play V Rising in single-player, however it’s extra enjoyable to ask associates to your session.