Everyone gets their turn in the spotlight, and last weekend it was Warframe’s turn. Digital Extremes’ hack-and-slasher released a new update, The War Within, last Friday, and it was enough to push the game to #3 in concurrent players on Steam.

According to a press release, Warframe peaked at 68,350 concurrent players over the weekend, with 1.2 million total hours played during one day. Toss in Xbox One and PS4 players, and you’ve got over a million unique active players, with 26 million total registered since the game’s launch in March 2013.

While “We’re number three!” may not sound to impressive on the surface, it’s the best any game can realistically hope to achieve on Steam, where Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have a stranglehold on the #1 and #2 slots, with #3 having around 10% of the players of #2. But hey, a space ninja can dream, can’t he?

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Trompok on November 17, 2016

    who let the primates out?

  2. lolwat on November 16, 2016

    All these people who say “not many players” clearly played for like.. 10 minutes. Basically everyone in the game is well past the noob stuff, and end game is basically run specific locations over and over, alerts, and events. If you do any of those things you will never have a problem finding players, However if you think, for whatever reason everyone is going to continue running level 10 areas, I don’t know what kind of games you play or why you would even think that’s a thing.

    • Some bloke on November 16, 2016

      You haven’t played the game well enough to realize that Fashion Frame is the true end-game, not the missions :p

  3. facking liars` on November 16, 2016

    Overrated, boring, it does not have that many players lol such a lie

    • kekman on November 16, 2016

      the only liar here is you dumbdumb

    • ASD on November 16, 2016

      I didn’t wanna comment but that’s what I was thinking facking liars. It feels like they are over exaggerating the playerbase numbers.

      • volfie on November 18, 2016

        thay are not over exaggerating eny thing dumm shit!! numbers is corect the game is extremely populated.

      • ASD on November 18, 2016

        This is probably the last reply I’m gonna do but all I wanted to say was learn how to spell with better grammar if your gonna reply to me. Ok kid 🙂

        • Dante130666 on November 19, 2016

          So grammar nazi dont have an argument and trying to piss other player off by correcting him? u sure that u finished kindergarten?

        • ASD on November 19, 2016

          I know I said I wasn’t gonna reply anymore but just checking to see if anyone else replied on other articles I did. But yeah I did autocorrect him because he has very bad grammar lmao. It’s one of the reasons why I don’t use thie site anymore idiots keep calling me a troll even though I don’t troll on every single article. Also it’s why I’m not commenting on articles past november 16th mostly just checking on old articles now then gonna fade away from MMOBOMB and drop MMOs since the MMO genre is horrible. It might revive itself when Im an old man.

          • Eviil on November 20, 2016

            You don’t work for the company, assumption vs facts just knock your comment out the park along with the initial poster.

            Someone bring several gallons of water, its salty in here.

  4. Sinanju on November 16, 2016

    when you can customize your character no matter what it will look like shit xD

    • volfie on November 16, 2016

      You look like shit!