Marvel's Avengers player count dips below 400 concurrents on Steam

Marvel's Avengers continues to struggle to garner a large audience as we march into the Holiday season.


While Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics’ Marvel’s Avengers received acclaim for its original story, it’s failed to capture audiences with its multiplayer component. Even before launch, there were concerns with its live service model, and those issues have troubled the game following its release. Marvel’s Avengers has teetered around the 1,000 concurrent player mark on Steam, often dipping into the triple digits. This week, the game hit an all-time low of less than 400 concurrent players.

This stat was first spotted and reported on November 10 by Forbes. Using Steam Charts, a third party tracker, we can see how many users are actively playing Marvel’s Avengers, as well as recent peaks. The numbers range between 500-1,000 active players, but recently plummeted all the way to 364, a record low for the two-month old game. It’s a concerningly low number of players for a game that just launched in September, especially when a large component of that game is a live service online mode meant to last for years. 

There’s a lot of finger-pointing that can be done when trying to explain Marvel’s Avengers’ player count issue. Many blame publisher Square Enix for trying to shoehorn in a mode that would liken the game to Destiny 2 or Warframe, while others criticize Marvel’s Avengers for its sheer lack of content. Crystal Dynamics addressed these concerns a few weeks back when they announced free items and currency coming for players, as well as detailing the next major content drop. 

With all of the major holiday releases starting to drop, the road ahead will only get more and more rough for Marvel’s Avengers. The game was originally set to get its next-gen release this month, but that was recently delayed to 2021. For further updates on Marvel’s Avengers, stay with us here on Shacknews.

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Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Star Wars nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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    November 10, 2020 9:10 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Marvel's Avengers player count dips below 400 concurrents on Steam

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      November 10, 2020 9:14 AM


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      November 10, 2020 9:54 AM

      now go and make another Deus Ex game

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        November 10, 2020 10:03 AM

        Or another good Tomb Raider game

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          November 10, 2020 11:16 AM

          Or just any good game would suffice.

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          November 10, 2020 11:17 AM

          This. It seems this game was a misfire. They did great with tomb raider. Hell even another 3rd person adventure game would be awesome.

          Hope this failure doesn’t cost them jobs.

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      November 10, 2020 10:00 AM

      Hopefully the first wave of post launch content is good or this game is dead

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      November 10, 2020 10:02 AM

      what are the player numbers on xbox and playstation? if they're good enough maybe they don't care if PC is dead

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      November 10, 2020 11:18 AM

      I mean at a certain point there is no reason to play it a ton until the next content drop. I maxed two character cards and I will come back with the next update. I don’t need every game to be Destiny where I play daily for who knows what reason.

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        November 10, 2020 11:20 AM

        I don't think you understand how gaming works, son. You're supposed to pick a game that you play for the rest of your life and it's to be a part of you, your identity, and your soul. Games that don't cater to this are bad and forever bad, and you're bad for playing them.

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      November 10, 2020 11:33 AM


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