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The Division appears to be quickly bleeding out

The Division's player base has rapidly shrunk 93% since launch.

Recent analytics have shown that The Division’s player base has dwindled to minuscule numbers. After selling extremely well upon release, the game has apparently failed to keep its players coming back to the game.

The Division once ranked in the top 5 games played on Steam, but now barely claws its way into the top 50. Peak players were recorded as high as 2.1 million, and are now only reaching 143,000. This hemorrhaging of players, a 93% drop in player base, can be attributed to a number or troubles this game has faced since launch. The major problem is the infestation of hackers and cheaters. Other potential reasons include; lack of bans for offenders, bug fixes rolling out too slowly, and content not being released fast enough to appease the masses.

With numbers sinking this low, this fast, it seems that the only thing that could breathe new life into The Division would be a sequel.

Published Jun. 12th 2016
  • Stan Rezaee
    Featured Contributor
    I'm not going to lie, I played The Division for two weeks straight before going back to Fallout 4 and GTAV. It just got boring after a while and it really tires to force the co-op on you even though I only had 1 other friend who played the game.
  • Mathenaut
    The worst thing? This isn't even controversial. It's happening and nobody talks about it. Nobody cares.
  • David Fisher
    Featured Columnist
    Not like the shrink in numbers really matters. I mean, they already got everyone's money, and it's not like they're charging subscription fees. They got their money, and now the game can rot for all they care.
  • Elijah Beahm
    Featured Columnist
    Plus, let's be honest, it's competing with Destiny and a litany of far better upcoming shooter titles in the months to come.
  • Kevin Malkiewicz
    Correspondent
    True, it is still sad to see a game that garnered such hype crash and burn so quickly.

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