Amazon Studios’ new MMORPG New World has gotten off to an impressive start, attracting 700,000 players on its first day.
The figures come from SteamDB (as spotted by Video Games Chronicle) with only four other games attracting more concurrent players. These include PUBG Battlegrounds, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, DOTA 2 and Cyberpunk 2077.
As with many online games, the popularity has resulted in long wait times and server queues. Some of these have reached as high as 20,000 players, according to PC Gamer. However, the team have offered an update to players via the game’s official Twitter account.
“It has been an unbelievable 24 hours and the support for New World that we’ve seen so far has been incredible,” they said. “We understand that some players are experiencing lengthy queue times and we are working hard on a few things to help address these issues. We are continuing to stand up additional servers and will expand the capacity of our existing servers once we have properly tested these changes.”
In the meantime, the studio says they’ll offer players the opportunity to move to a new server for free. This will allow players to join emptier servers now, then join their friends later. According to the post, the team aim to have this option ready “in the next two weeks”.
The game was originally set to launch last year, but was delayed several times with the final one coming just a few weeks before launch. New World is available now on PC and you can check out its launch trailer below.