Total War: Three Kingdoms Sets Series Record for Concurrent Player on Steam, Tops Fortnite on Twitch

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Did you fire up Total War: Three Kingdoms yesterday when it went live? If you did, then you were one of the thousands that helped the game set a concurrent player record for its studio on Steam (as confirmed by Eurogamer).

Developer Creative Assembly, who brought us the Total War: Warhammer and Rome series has delivered yet another strategy masterpiece. Three Kingdoms is quite possibly the team’s greatest achievement yet.

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Total War: Three Kingdoms Taking Over on Steam and Twitch

After it’s launch yesterday, Three Kingdoms reached a peak of 162,592 concurrent players, making it the 4th most popular game on Steam after blockbusters CS:GO and PUBG. Three Kingdoms’ player count was far and beyond other popular titles like Football Manager 2019, GTA 5, and even Warframe on Steam’s charts.

Viewership on Twitch exploded as well. We streamed the game over on our official Twitch channel, helping to contribute to the hundreds of thousands of views that made Three Kingdoms even more popular than Fortnite yesterday. Is all this popularity justified? Let’s turn to the critics to find out.

Reviewers Are Loving Three Kingdoms

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In a land as fractured as it is beautiful, it’s time for a new emperor to rise. Total War: Three Kingdoms promises to combine two fully realised game types into one unforgettable masterpiece. Its publisher Sega claims you can build your empire and armies in a turn-based campaign strategy, then crush your enemies in vivid real-time battles. And the best thing is… they really delivered.

Just check out one of the many glowing reviews of the game to see for yourself. IGN rated Total War: Three Kingdoms a stellar 9.3 out of 10, and stated that the game “uses excellent pacing and strong character mechanics to create a consistently exciting and challenging historical strategy campaign.”

Decide For Yourself

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Right now, you can pick up Total War: Three Kingdoms at a discount before it likely sells out. The experience doesn’t end with the base game either, more content is already in the works (and it’s already on sale in the CDKeys store).

“As any long-time player knows,” a spokesperson for the game’s developer writes, “we’ve a reputation for supporting our games post launch with updates, free content and DLC. We’re planning for TW3K to be no different, with a dedicated DLC team having wrapped up the Yellow Turbans early adopter bonus and already hard at work on post-launch support.

Find out for Yourself What All the Fuss Is About

Have you played Total War: Three Kingdoms yet? What do you think of it so far? Let us know in the comments.