Back 4 Blood records 98,024 concurrent players on Steam during early access

The number doesn't take into account those on console.

Screengrab via Turtle Rock Studios

Left 4 Dead’s spiritual successor Back 4 Blood launched its early access beta late last week. And over the weekend, the game recorded almost 100,000 concurrent players on Steam.

The game developed by Turtle Rock Studios gives players the opportunity to take on hordes of zombie foes as a team much like Left 4 Dead made a name for back in the day. With high anticipation and a Twitch drop initiative, players were eager to test Back 4 Blood out during its early access phase—and plenty of people did, according to SteamDB.

On Saturday, Aug. 7, Back 4 Blood recorded 98,024 playing the game simultaneously on Steam, according to SteamDB. But this doesn’t account for the players who received access to the beta on Xbox or PlayStation, which likely would have made the number substantially higher.

The numbers Back 4 Blood recorded were enough to put it inside the top 10 most played Steam games for the day, beating out Steam hits like Warframe and Team Fortress 2 that consistently perform well.

With its early access rollout concluding this morning, Back 4 Blood is set to enter an open beta phase on Aug. 12, which will give all players the opportunity to try out the game. This will likely lead to this weekend’s impressive number being dethroned.

The open beta phase will run from Aug. 12 until Monday, Aug. 16. So if you plan on trying out Back 4 Blood before its launch on Oct. 12, this will be your best chance to do so.