500,000 vampires have already sunk their fangs into survival game V Rising

If you haven’t pointed your eyes to Steam Statistics Lately, a new early access survival game has climbed them like a rat through a gutter. And who turns this rat into a gooey vermin balm that restores health? Vampires. Who is it.

Vampire Survival Game V rising is officially a success. According to developer Stunlock Studios (you might know them from Battlerite in 2017), as many as 500,000 players have already sunk their fangs into V Rising, which is amazing considering it just launched on Steam on Tuesday. latest. It certainly ticks a lot of popular boxes, with a large open world, survival systems, base building and crafting, as well as PvP and PvE as well as co-op and single-player play.

When I watched about an hour ago, V Rising also showed around 95,000 concurrent players on Steam, which has now risen (like the walking dead) to just over 100,000. And I’m expecting what this continues to attract (like blood) more players over the weekend.

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Some of us here at PC Gamer have also played it. Fraser wrote that despite some easy comparisons, V Rising is more than Valheim with vampires. And, quite apropos for a vampire game, it kept him up all night playing.

Jody is also a vampire, although he doesn’t really feel like one because of V Rising’s focus instead on resource gathering. I sort of agree – when I think of vampires in pop culture, they don’t usually spend hours smashing ore boulders with a huge mace so they can melt down a few copper bars. But I still have a good time slowly gaining power, transforming into a wolf, sucking the blood of local bandits, and trying not to let the sun burn me during the day.

If you’re thinking of getting started, we’ve got some guides for beginners, like how to V Rising Blood Essence Worksmore how to make leatherwhere to get stone bricksand how to find whetstones. Happy hunting, leeches.