13.5 million total players is the main stat
Fallout 76 has had a wild ride since its release…wow, over four years ago?! It’s crazy to think how many things have changed since then, Fallout 76 included! It’s gone from one of the biggest AAA disasters in recent memory to a respectable main/side game for many. This week, Bethesda released a “2022 retrospective” of sorts, complete with an infographic.
As is usually the case with these things, the info therein ranges from useful to silly. The main stat is that 13.5 million players engaged with the game in 2022 (keep in mind it’s on Game Pass, and was offered for free several times): and from there, it gets a little more inside baseball.
If you play the game, you might find some of the other useless stats humorous, like the thumbs up taking the crown as the most popular emote, or the fact that there’s been 2.9 million nukes dropped. Oh, and that folks prefer forest locations for setting up their camps/home base. “Boiled water” taking the top spot as the most prepared food/drink (combined!) is also funny to me.
With the massive Pitt update in the rear view and the new season afoot, folks are wondering what 2023 has in store for Fallout 76. Hopefully it still includes some combination of free access via Game Pass, as well as a healthy mix of smaller/bigger patches.