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?

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.


  1. 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.

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

      • 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 🙂

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

        • 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.

          • 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.


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