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Content Warning Reaches Concurrent Player Milestone on Steam

Straight out of nowhere right into the top of Steam Charts.

Straight out of nowhere, Content Warning dropped on Steam on April Fools Day 2024, and it immediately garnered outrageous attention from the gaming community due to their unique marketing strategy: The game can be claimed for free during the first 24 hours of the release.

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And oh boy, did it make the waves online. Let’s see what concurrent player milestone this game has achieved and if there are more explanations for this “trick.”

Content Warning Attracts Huge Attention

Who Developed Content Warning?

Landfall develops Content Warning. If you’ve played any of their games and seen gameplay of Content Warning, you could have gotten a “hunch” that the game looks like something Landfall made. After all, Landfall has so many video game hits, such as Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, Stick Fight: The Game and that ironical PUBG parody called Totally Accurate Battlegrounds, which inevitably became a serious game because it became unironically popular, so Landfall didn’t want to disappoint the community. So, by all means, Content Warning’s success is not random at all.

Content Warning Breaks 200,000 Concurrent Players on Steam in the first 24 hours of Release

On its first day of release (April 1, 2024), Content Warning has set a “personal best” with 204,439 concurrent players filming their clips for the imaginary “Spooktube” platform. That’s a substantial number, but it still hasn’t beat Lethal Company’s record of 240,817 concurrent players. I am putting Lethal Company in here because the game has a similar gameplay loop. Lethal Company didn’t have such a free promotional period, though.

How Many Players Have Claimed Content Warning for Free on Steam?

Based on the developer’s statement on Steam, about 6,200,000 players have claimed Content Warning for free during the 24-hour promo period. Yes, that’s over 6 million accounts that will now peer-pressure their friends into buying the game so that they can play together. Needless to say, Landfall has not expected this many players to take an interest in this game, and now they need to scramble to cover the rising server costs.

Our readers can definitely expect coverage for Content Warning here at GameSkinny, so stay tuned to our Content Warning game hub. If you get into the game, definitely check out how to convert webm to mp4.

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Nikola's been a member of GameSkinny since March 2024. He enjoys various game genres, but you'll most likely see him chasing quotas in Lethal Company with friends and grinding roguelike/roguelite games such as Vampire Survivors, Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor and Brotato. Loves 90s, driving, video making, and music.