Deep Rock Galactic recently reached an impressive sales milestone, selling more than two million units. The co-op title continues to add to its fanbase, growing what is arguably one of the biggest sleeper hits of last year.
Deep Rock Galactic is a co-op shooter from Danish developer Ghost Ship Games that evokes titles like Left 4 Dead, but instead of humans trying to escape a zombie apocalypse it's about space dwarves trying to steal precious ore from hordes of aliens. Initially released in early access on Steam roughly two years ago, the title made its official debut on the platform in addition to Xbox One in May 2020. Despite not getting the same coverage as other standouts such as Among Us and Fall Guys, Deep Rock Galactic has managed to amass a player base of nearly 1.8 million in the past eight months alone.
Various impressive stats the title has accrued are detailed in a graphic posted on the game's official Twitter account today. There are many numbers compiled on the graphic worth boasting about, but some of most impressive lie within its user data. While most titles struggle to retain a player base, as is the case with Cyberpunk 2077's player count, Deep Rock Galactic has managed to almost triple its player base from 2019 to 2020.
Many fans attribute the game's success to not only its fun and addictive gameplay, but its humor and charm. Whether it be the humorous dialogue, barrel shenanigans, or the adorably killable loot bugs, Deep Rock Galactic seems to have mined its way into the hearts of many gamers.
Deep Rock Galactic is bursting with humor and charm. While the game was in early access in 2018, many players got their first taste of gameplay when it fully released in May 2020. This cooperative first-person shooter has been entertaining fans ever since with its fun mechanics.
From completing hidden achievements to finding secret messages, there's a lot hidden in the world of Deep Rock Galactic. With so much to find it's no wonder some players still have missed some of what the game has to offer.
We all float down here... In this case, players can actually choose whether they would like to float or not, though the ability only lasts for a limited time. Enterprising miners may have missed the button but anyone brave enough to ignore the warning not to touch it will find themselves suddenly able to fly through the air. This can lead to a lot of fun and even a few hidden areas of the ship.
Feel like kicking around some barrels? Players with the patience to hunt down every single barrel in the game and kick them into the launch tube will be met by angry messages. They continue to increase in their fury until the final barrel is kicked in and mission control sends a final sarcastic quip to the player.
No, a cat didn't walk across the keyboard while writing this article. Many players have considered this to be an easter egg while some even mistake it for a bug in the game. With ERR://019%T#/ also being a structure in the game we can promise this weirdly named item is quite intentional.
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