How many people play The First Descendant? July 2024 player count

Aryan Singh
Freyna holding a weapon in The First Descendant

The First Descendant, a new third-person looter-shooter from Nexon, has gotten off to a strong start in terms of player count despite being plagued by launch issues. The game comes with a packed roster of unlockable characters, a bunch of quests, and a solid variety of weapons.

With more to come in the future, The First Descendant might be able to gather a loyal player base. While that remains to be seen, here is the game’s player count for July 2024.

The First Descendant player count this month

The game’s launch was met with a peak player count of 229,257 users on Steam according to SteamDB. We’ll get a better idea of the average count as the month rolls on, but these are solid figures nonetheless.

Characters taking on enemies in The First Descendant
TFD got off to a strong start on release.

The shooter briefly cracked the top five most-played games on Steam on July 3 although it trailed behind heavyweights such as CS2, Dota 2, PUBG, GTA 5, and Elden Ring. To put things into context, it eclipsed the launches of Fall Guys and Manor Lords on the platform, both of which enjoyed successful releases.

It’s important to keep in mind that this figure only represents the player count on Steam. The peak player count when factoring when players from PlayStation and Xbox is likely much higher.

We’ll have to wait and see if players stick around once the hype around the launch has simmered down. But, with a feature-packed Season 1 around the corner, there are enough reasons for things to remain steady.

The upcoming Season will bring a new unlockable Descendant, character story, weapon, and more to the title, so it could end up attracting new players as well.

If you’re jumping into the looter-shooter, make sure to collect this limited-time free reward and find out how to complete the Follow Their Steps quest.

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