Cyberpunk 2077 Edgerunners

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Soars To One Million Player Count Daily After ‘Edgerunners’ Update

CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is on a roll. After hitting its highest concurrent player count on Steam since January 2021, the game has now skyrocketed to even greater heights, with a staggering daily player count of one million.

As announced on the official Twitter account, both new and returning players have been swinging by Night City, which puts the sci-fi title back on track with its opening day figure of one million players.

This surge in popularity can largely be attributed to the successful run of its anime spin-off, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, on Netflix. Helmed by the renowned Studio Trigger (Promare, Kill la Kill), it received high praise for its narrative, worldbuilding, and animation, and has one of the highest audience scores on the platform to date.

Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.6 later brought the game and theatrical worlds together. In the update, players can find several themed Easter eggs, including the show’s protagonist David Martinez’s jacket and a gun from the anime.

It’s a return to grace for the game, which experienced a disastrous launch back in December 2020 due to the presence of many game-breaking bugs and glitches. The upward climb is unlikely to slow down anytime soon, especially with the Phantom Liberty expansion also on the horizon.

Although not due until sometime in 2023, it’s a big update that fans should be excited over. There’s plenty of content to look forward to, including a few new faces and the return of a very important character, Johnny Silverhand, voiced by none other than Keanu Reeves himself.