The Naraka: Bladepoint player count has hit 136,606 players just 9 hours after the final Naraka: Bladepoint beta launched as part of the Steam Next Fest earlier this morning.
Naraka: Bladepoint is an upcoming Battle Royale game that's a bit different from the first-person shooters — you play as a variety of ancient Asian warriors, fighting your enemies using melee weapons (and the occasional bit of magic). The final Naraka: Bladepoint beta has launched for the Steam Next Fest and it looks like it's been pretty darn popular so far.
The Naraka: Bladepoint Player Count is Still Going Strong
As Niko Partners Senior Analyst Daniel Ahmad highlighted, the Naraka: Bladepoint player count peaked at over 130,000 players for its first day. The exact number of peak players was 136,606 according to SteamDB.info. That's pretty impressive, although it hasn't yet matched the success of a previous beta test — that one had 148,688 peak concurrent players according to a recent trailer revealed for E3 2021.
The number of concurrent players has started to decline since hitting the peak around 5 hours ago; there are just over 47,000 people playing the game at the time of writing. However, it's still the early afternoon on the East coast of the United States and we may very well see these numbers pick up again once more people finish up school and work.
How to Play the Naraka: Bladepoint Beta in the Steam Next Fest
If you want to play the Naraka: Bladepoint beta, it's pretty straightforward — all you have to do is head on over to the game's Steam Store page, download the demo, and jump into the game. It's that easy! You can read more about how the beta works in this Steam Community news post.
You can play the final Naraka: Bladepoint beta right now by downloading the game via Steam; you have until June 22, 2021, at 1:00 PM Eastern to have your fun. After that, you'll need to wait for its August 12 release date and buy yourself a copy of the game — you can pick it up on Steam starting at $19.99 or your regional equivalent.
What do you think of the Naraka: Bladepoint player count for the first day of the Steam Next Fest? Do you think the number of players will pick up over the weekend? Let us know in the comments below!