Fallout 4 Dethrones GTA V As Most Played AAA Steam Game

Well, that didn’t take long. Mere hours after launch, Fallout 4, which has had quite an extensive relationship with GTA V, both official and unofficial, has gained more concurrent users than Rockstar’s blockbuster.

While most Steam player leaderboards have the omnipresent, typical trio of Dota, Counter Strike and Team Fortress, these games “don’t count” in the eyes of the wider gaming community. Instead in the case of AAA games released on Steam, for the longest time GTA V has dominated with the most in-game players at any given moment. Since its release on Steam, GTA V has seen through many high profile releases, and none have ever surpassed it. Even on launch day which obviously sees the largest amount of concurrent traffic.


Fallout 4 launched today worldwide and steadily had well over 200,000 players venturing into the wasteland at the same time, with it almost hitting 300,000 at its peak. In contrast, the number of concurrent GTA V players on Steam sat around the 20,000 mark on average, with the peak still being below 50,000.

Granted, these are just the Steam numbers (and GTA V has a massive console player base), but Fallout 4 is a multiplatform release, and possibly the biggest game to be launched this half of 2015. So chances are that the numbers are similar on Xbox One and Playstation 4.


Fallout 4 is the seventh installment in the legendary Fallout franchise, and the third game developed by Bethesda Softworks, also famous for the Elder Scrolls series. In the hype-filled months leading up to the release of Fallout 4, it became apparent multiple times that the fanbase of the post-apocalyptic RPG and that of GTA V greatly overlap, with several fans of the former expressing their anticipation by making mods for the latter.

In fact, GTA V and Fallout 4 have more in common than most people would think. Open world? Check. Option to switch between first and third person perspectives? Check. A shit-ton of random stuff to do all across the game world? Massive check.

Any of you guys taking a break from GTA V to explore the world of Fallout 4?

Aron Gerencser
Aron is responsible for the bulk of the news posts that you’ll find on GTA BOOM each and every day. He loves getting involved with the community and is an avid fan of all things Rockstar Games. When not covering GTA news, playing an RPG or anything sci-fi related, Aron spends his time working on his novel.


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