How Many People Are Playing Halo Infinite?

How Many People Are Playing Halo Infinite?

Halo Infinite is one of the most popular Microsoft games today, as gamers who own Windows PCs or an Xbox console have enjoyed the game since it was released. Of course, you can credit its success to the popularity of the Halo series, which has been quite popular ever since it was released during the early 2000s. That said, do the numbers prove how successful Halo Infinite is? How many people are playing Halo Infinite?

A total of 20 million people have played Halo Infinite ever since it was released. Meanwhile, its all-time peak has reached more than 256,000 people. However, the average number of players during the month of January 22 is 23,403, which is less than half of what the numbers were during December.

One of the reasons why there are thousands of people playing Halo Infinite is that it’s free-to-play. Then again, it does have dwindling numbers because games can only have so many players that would continue to play the same game regularly. But a number of more than 20,000 players is already good enough on a saturated market that has plenty of online games.

How Many People Are Playing Halo Infinite In 2022?

Halo has always been one of the most popular video game titles during the turn of the new millennium and has been quite popular since the very first Halo game was released in 2001. This title is one of the premier Xbox and Microsoft titles out there, as it has been one of the flagship games released on Xbox consoles. 

The newest installment in the Halo franchise is Halo Infinite, which was released on December 8, 2021, for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows PC. While Halo Infinite still has the usual one-player story mode that makes this game so good for those who want to game on their own, it still is focused heavily on its multiplayer mode. And the best part is that it has crossplay, which means that those who play on Xbox consoles and PC.

How Many People Are Playing Halo Infinite?

Given that this is one of the newer Microsoft games and that it is also one of the most popular titles in video gaming history, how many players are playing Halo Infinite in 2022?

In 2022, the number of players that are playing Halo Infinite on average, according to Steam Charts, is 23,403.5 on average during the month of January. If you factor in its recent numbers over the last 30 days, the number will drop to 20,794.8. Meanwhile, the peak number of players during the month of January 2022 for Halo Infinite is 62,371.

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Then again, Microsoft claims that over 20 million people have tried playing Halo Infinite since its release. That means that the number of people that have played it since it was released is quite a lot, although the statistics may not tell the exact story when it comes to its current and past players.

Halo Infinite Player Count Per Console

As Microsoft claims, about 20 million have played Halo Infinite since it was released. However, it is tough to truly verify that claim because of how only the Steam statistics have been released. Of course, in case you didn’t know, Steam only shows the number of players that have played Halo Infinite on the Windows PC platform. It doesn’t show how many players play on the consoles.

Speaking of consoles, the only other platforms that Halo Infinite is available on are Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. It is not available on either PlayStation or Nintendo because Halo is an Xbox or Microsoft title. This means that it should be a PC or Microsoft-exclusive title.

Unfortunately, there are no numbers regarding the people playing Halo Infinite on the Xbox consoles. Only Microsoft is privy to those numbers because Xbox doesn’t rely on third-party service for its multiplayer such as Steam. As such, considering that Microsoft is yet to release the number of players playing Halo Infinite, it is tough to say how many players are playing on the Xbox consoles.

Then again, it is important to note that Steam is still the largest platform when it comes to online gaming. That means that there are most likely more players on Steam than on any of the Xbox players. So, if we were to estimate, we would say that the number of players playing on Xbox on average is at most 50% of those playing on Steam. Still, we have no way to verify our estimation, given the fact that Microsoft is yet to release its statistics.

Is Halo Infinite Player Count Rising Or Falling?

When Halo Infinite was released for open beta during November for its multiplayer, the number of players that played the game reached a peak of 256,000. And the reason why there were so many players playing the game at one point is due to the fact that the multiplayer aspect of Halo Infinite is completely free to play.

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However, since the open beta and its peak numbers, Halo Infinite’s average player count has been decreasing steadily. In December 2021 and after its official release, Halo Infinite had an average player count of 51,889.3 and a peak count of 147,782 players.

Meanwhile, as mentioned, the number of players in January 2022 is less than half of the average during December, as January only tallies 23,403.5 players on average. As such, it means that the number of players for Halo Infinite is quickly and steadily decreasing.

Of course, it is expected for any new game to have dwindling player counts because of the fact that some people will quickly grow tired of it. And you also have to consider the fact that we are living in a saturated online gaming market with plenty of competitors on the playing field.

So, even if it might be true that Halo Infinite players are dropping, the numbers will soon stabilize, especially if only the hardcore fans and those who truly love the game remain. Of course, we can also say that there will be more players joining the mix in the next few months, as they may compensate for the dropping numbers.