Steam Charts: An old friend takes back number 1

Steam Charts: An old friend takes back number 1

Steam Charts

The Steam Charts of the spring of 2021 are still facing a hive of activity: After the remaster of the action RPG Nier Replicant was able to conquer the throne of the best-selling games of the week last week, there has now been another change of power at the top. The new first place is - contrary to what you might expect - but not a completely new release. Instead, with the long-running Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, an old friend prevailed over the competition.

The Battle Royale prehistoric rock from December 2017 received an extensive update in the last week. Patch 11.2 brought various changes to the Erangel map, a survivor pass with new unlockable cosmetics and the additional Respawn Royale mode into play. Every shot is fatal, but death is not final. As long as your squad has not yet been completely wiped out, you can respawn at any time. For many games that was reason enough to give the first-person shooter a chance. Perhaps the current sale also played a role, as part of which PUBG could be tapped for half of the normal price.

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1. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Operation Broken Fang

3. It Takes Two

4. Valve Index VR

5. Nier Replicant

6. Death Stranding

7. Total War: Rome Remastered

8. Resident Evil 8 / Village

9. Nier Automata

10. Valheim

Source: Steam

Titanfall 2 Is Free This Weekend On Steam, When To Get In On The Action

More than four years after it came out, Titanfall 2 maintains an 'Overwhelmingly Positive' rating on Steam, both in all-time reviews and in recent evaluations (it arrived on Steam a little more recently, though, in June 2020). Did you miss out on the game when it released in 2016? Well, now is your chance to jump in at no cost—it is free to play right now, and will stay that way throughout the weekend.

The free-to-play period has already begun and lasts until May 3rd at 10:00 am PT (1:00 pm ET). Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but why focus on a game that came out around four and a half years ago? It's a fun game, for one—see our Titanfall 2 review. There has been a big spike in interest lately, with Titanfall 2 hitting what had been an all-time high in concurrent players in April at 16,958.That number now sits at 27,547 as the free-to-play weekend is generating even more interest. Part of the reason why it spiked in the first place is because Steam slashed the price by 75 percent a couple of weeks ago. It's not clear if it will go on sale again after the free-to-play weekend, but you can nab the Titanfall Collection $24.98 (save 50 percent) right now. It includes Titanfall Deluxe Edition and Titanfall 2.The sale may have played a part in Titanfall 2's rise in concurrent players, but there is another reason why people are flocking to the game. Titanfall 2's developer, Respawn Entertainment, is getting ready to inject a 'ton of Titanfall content' into Apex Legends as part of its upcoming Season 9 update.

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