The release of the Reckoning seasonal DLC led to an increase in the concurrent player base for Halo Infinite.

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Reckoning in Halo Infinite may have brought about the game's much-needed comeback.

Halo Infinite Season 5: Reckoning trailer screenshot
(Image credit: Xbox)

What you need to know

  • Content for Halo Infinite Season 5 became available on October 17.
  • According to SteamDB, the number of concurrent players in the game increased; within a few hours of its release, the number of active players had doubled.

Xbox's main property may have found new life thanks to a new season of content for Halo Infinite. Twitter user Mint Blitz, who streams the Halo Championship Series, shared a screenshot from SteamDB showing that 18,003 people are playing Halo Infinite at the same time on Valve's PC platform, Steam. The 24-hour high player count peaked at 18,007 shortly after the tweet.

Halo Infinite sees a player resurgence after the launch of Season
On October 17, Halo Infinite peaked at 18,007 concurrent players on Steam —more than double the previous 24-hour peak. (Image credit: SteamDB)

According to the streamer, there can be up to 60,000 players on PC and Xbox simultaneously. However, Microsoft does not disclose current or concurrent player statistics, thus it can be challenging to confirm any rumors on the state of the player population on all platforms.

Many new features for Halo Infinite

The game is expanded with an abundance of new content in Halo Infinite: Season 5. Among the main features are the enhanced AI in Forge mode, new Arena maps, and the mid-season firefight. In response to player feedback, 343i has also adjusted the balance of a number of weapons. In addition, Halo Infinite has just had a successful World Championship tournament.

Unofficial stat tracker for Halo Following the release of Season 5, Halo.IP on Twitter also released unofficial numbers for Halo Infinite, stating that as of 4:30 PM PT on October 17, 2023, there were 46,184 concurrent players on PC and Xbox.

The account explained that the numbers were not collected during prime time, but they were still higher than the player counts noted during the Season 4 launch of Halo Infinite, which peaked at little less than 30,000 players at a time.

Halo Infinite is presently ranked ninth among Steam's top games and has been identified by SteamDB as a trending title. Twitch viewership for Halo Infinite is also increasing; at its 24-hour peak, 9,828 people were watching livestreams of Halo Infinite.

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Mary Murphy joined Windows Optimize in 2023, as we wanted to further expand our Xbox offering. An avid Lumia and Surface user, Mary discovered the benefits of the Microsoft ecosystem through the Xbox, which was gradually integrated under the Windows 10 universal Windows platform.

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