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The Number Of Destiny 2 Players On Steam Has Reached An All-Time Low


Bungie’s difficult run with Destiny 2 continues

Bungie recently saw its Destiny 2 player count drop to its lowest point in history on the PC platform Steam. In general, the past month has been a difficult one for Bungie and the Destiny 2 community. Not only did Bungie suffer extensive layoffs across the board, but Destiny 2’s upcoming expansion The Final Shape is said to have been internally delayed from its original February 2024 release date. In the midst of all of these difficulties, Bungie now sees Destiny 2 interest waning, which could be problematic in the future.

According to data from the website Steam Charts, Destiny 2 is currently experiencing its lowest player count in history. D2 has averaged slightly more than 34,000 concurrent players over the past 30 days, with the first-person shooter peaking at 59,076 players at a time. Both of these figures are the lowest ever seen for Destiny 2 on Steam.

Destiny 2 in game art depicting zombie warfare

It’s worth noting that it’s unknown whether these same statistics are mirrored on PlayStation and Xbox, but trends found on Steam are typically mirrored across other platforms. 

Although it would be easy to dismiss this as a typical lull for Destiny 2, the situation for Bungie may be more dire than usual. As previously stated, The Final Shape will be delayed by four months and will not be released until June 2024. If this is correct, it means that without the release of this new expansion, general interest in Destiny 2 may continue to dwindle in the coming months. However, Season 23 of Destiny 2, titled Season of the Wish, is set to begin next week on November 28 and may reintroduce a number of players.