On July 2, the cooperative looter-shooter The First Descendant was released on PC and consoles. This game by the South Korean company Nexon immediately became one of the most popular new releases of 2024 on Steam.

The First Descendant

According to SteamDB, in the first few hours after the release, the Steam version of The First Descendant attracted several tens of thousands of concurrent users. At the time of writing, the shooter had over 220,000 players online, and that number continues to grow.

Online dynamics of The First Descendant on Steam

Among the games released in 2024, only four* games had higher online numbers on Steam — Palworld (2.1 million users), Helldivers 2 (458.7 thousand users), Last Epoch (264.7 thousand users), and Dragon’s Dogma 2 (228.5 thousand users).

Currently, The First Descendant has a "Mixed" rating on Steam. Only 43% of reviews are positive. Many players complain about optimization, the monetization system, and the game's significant similarities to Warframe and Destiny 2.

*We are not counting Banana, which has over 917,000 users, as a significant part of its audience consists of bots.