Battlefield V's Steam player count increased by over 200% during autumn sale
Due to the ongoing Steam autumn sale, it appears that tens of thousands of players have flocked to 2018's Battlefield V this week, reaching its highest concurrent player count since 2021.
As reported by PCGamesN, BFV has increased from a peak of just over 10,000 players earlier this week to a high of 77,840 on Thursday, November 23, representing a 215% increase overall. This is the highest peak since October 2021, when there were 86,998 players in-game, and easily exceeds last year's 59,786 record player count.
To no one's surprise, it appears that the game's massive 92% discount as part of Steam's autumn sale, which provides the base game and all of its additional content for a low price of just $3.99 USD, is the cause of such a sudden spike. If you want to play a decent Battlefield game with a ton of maps and weapons, now might be the time.
The more recent Battlefield 2042 has also received an 84% discount, lowering its price to $9.59. Despite this, it does not appear to be receiving the same amount of love as BFV, most likely due to its slightly higher price and reputation among fans for being a technical disaster, with Steam reviews still reporting issues with mouse inputs and constant black screens.
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