Star Wars Jedi: Survivor peaks at 67,885 concurrent players on Steam
by Danny Craig ·
Despite facing backlash over performance issues, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has achieved the second-highest concurrent player count on Steam in Star Wars franchise history.
- Jedi: Survivor is one of the best-performing Star Wars titles on Steam, with a peak of 67,885 concurrent players on April 30 at 8 p.m. UTC, according to SteamDB. This is the platform's second-highest concurrent player count for a Star Wars title, trailing only LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which peaked at 82,517 shortly after its release in April 2022.
- The game was released on April 28 to overwhelmingly negative reviews from users who experienced severe performance issues that prevented many from playing at a stable frame rate, with even the most powerful hardware struggling to break 30 FPS at times on the lowest settings. The game appears to be a great sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order, but some people have decided not to buy it until all of the issues are resolved, which may have impacted the concurrent player peak.
- So far, Respawn has issued a patch that addresses some of the performance issues, most notably console crashes and problems with CPU optimization, but it appears that stutters and other issues remain. However, the developer has confirmed that it will be working on more patches to "further improve performance and fix bugs across all platforms," with the hope that the game will perform as expected soon. Until then, players have taken matters into their own hands, with one fan creating a configuration file to reduce stutters and another working on introducing DLSS3 to the game.
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