Diablo 4 Season 4 smashes peak player count on Steam & players are loving it

Souhardya Choudhury
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Diablo 4 Season 4: Loot Reborn has brought in a new wave of players into the game as the ARPG sees a massive surge in its Steam player count since the update arrived.

After a rather disappointing Season 3, Diablo 4 players were quite displeased with the title and continuously asked the devs to take action. However, the situation changed completely in Season 4 as players welcomed the update with open arms.

From Helltide changes to XP boosts, Blizzard have made the painful XP grind much more rewarding than it was in previous seasons. With various other positive changes in the update, many expected that it would finally attract new players to the game after Season 3’s disappointing showing.

But it’s unlikely that even Blizzard expected such a spike on Steam, which is by far the platform with the lowest number of Diablo 4 players. As most players either used the console version or bought the game from Battle.net, not many were playing it on Steam.

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The easier Helltide grind has been one of the main reasons for Diablo 4’s success in Season 4.

At the start of Season 4, Diablo 4 had a concurrent of 8000-9000 players on Steam. However, on Sunday, May 19, that shot up to the highest number of players on Steam since the game’s launch on the platform back on October 17, 2023.

On May 19, Diablo 4 reached a peak of 29,035 players on Steam, according to SteamDB. This was almost three times more than what it was averaging just before Season 4’s launch. Additionally, the game has managed to retain the boosted audience. Since then, the player count has peaked at about 25,000 players regularly.

Players were quite happy for the devs and the Diablo 4 community as well, as they went on Reddit to celebrate the success in a thread. “They deserve this success, Season 4 is great. Hope they keep up the good work and that the expansion exceeds all expectations,” said one player.

Diablo 4 reaching such numbers on Steam speaks volumes about this season’s quality. Considering that Steam is the smallest player base for the game, player counts averaging above 20,000 are an indication that Blizzard’s changes have been well received.

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