Fallout 4, 3, and New Vegas Are Enjoying Significant Boosts in Player Engagement on Steam

Thanks to renewed widespread interest in the franchise driven by the Amazon TV series’ success, multiple Fallout titles are seeing boosted player numbers.

From Cyberpunk: Edgerunners to HBO’s The Last of Us, we’ve seen plenty of recent examples of acclaimed game adaptations that have led to tangible, significant boosts in player numbers and sales for the games they’re based on, and another series has now joined that list. Amazon Prime’s Fallout show premiered all eight of its episodes last week, and amidst widespread acclaim, it has also led to several Fallout games enjoying boosted numbers.

On April 14, Steam-tracking website SteamDB shared on Twitter that Fallout titles had more than doubled their concurrent player numbers on Steam in the aftermath of the Amazon series’ release, and those numbers have only continued to grow since then.

The biggest beneficiary, predictably enough, is the series’ last mainline single-player title- Fallout 4 recently breached 83,491 concurrent players on Steam, which is the highest it has been for the game since it launched nearly a decade ago in 2015. Prior to that, it had been consistently averaging somewhere around 25,000 concurrent players, which means it’s seen an increase of over 300 percent.

There’s also Fallout: New Vegas. Previously, its concurrent player count was averaging somewhere in the 5,000-6,000 range, but in the last 24 hours, it more than tripled that, climbing to 19,505 concurrent players on Steam, the highest it’s been for the game since November 2015. Fallout 3 has also seen notable growth, but with a much smaller pool of overall players than other games in the series. Previously averaging at around 1,000 concurrent players, it recently hit a 24-hour peak of 6,731 players.

Moving into the realm of multiplayer, Fallout 76 has also benefited from the renewed interest in Fallout massively, hitting its highest ever concurrent players peak on Steam of over 39,000 players.

It’s likely that Fallout 4 in particular will continue to see considerable activity in the coming weeks, with its next-gen update and full Steam Deck support arriving on April 25.