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Loadout draws millions

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Remember how we made you all play Loadout for our community play last time? We are apparently really trendy – everyone else is playing it, too. Wait, seeing as we’re early, does that make us hipsters? Or are we just mainstream and doing what everyone else does?

Edge of Reality, the developers behind Loadout, have released some impressive state from its first few weeks on Steam. In its first 14 days of availability, Loudout got two million signups. Going toe-to-toe with free-to-play giants like Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, Loadout is already one of the top five most popular free-to-play games on Steam with players logging over 9 million hours of game time.

Edge of Reality CEO, Rob Cohen said the team was surprised by the demand, leading to some server issues at launch:

The incredible surge of interest at launch shattered all our expectations, and it unfortunately just became too much for our servers to handle in the beginning. Very few Steam titles have reached the peak concurrent users we achieved upon release. We’re committed to delivering an excellent game to our community, and we continue to work hard to ensure that our servers provide all our players with the same fluid, responsive, and enjoyable experience across the board.

Loadout certainly has shattered expectations – so often multiplayer games flop at launch, it must have been hard for them to know what kind of server capacity they would require. However, now that people are jumping on board, it seems like they are boosting servers and doing what they can to ensure that the game is stable for everyone.

Are you playing Loadout? Or are you sticking with L4D2?

Last Updated: March 3, 2014

45 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 3, 2014 at 13:44

    I’m loving Loadout, far more than I thought I would. It’s perfect for spending a few minutes gaming between getting home after work & my beauty sleep.

    Still want to play some more L4D2 though as well.

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      March 3, 2014 at 13:45

      i need to try Loadout – it looks unspeakably fun. but, only on PC, so feel bad kicking the husband from his computer just to teabag people…

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        March 3, 2014 at 13:49

        You can’t teabag people Zoe… how many times do we have to tell you this?

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        • Her Highness the Hipster

          March 3, 2014 at 13:52

          then what am i supposed to do with my “rooibos”? 😛
          (why do i see this going in a bad direction?)

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 3, 2014 at 13:53

            Well you, ummm… I’m not saying anything else here!
            (you started it)

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 13:57

            I find it hard to believe that you have a rooi bos

          • RinceThis

            March 3, 2014 at 14:03

            You called? 0-O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 3, 2014 at 14:05

            Apparently Zoe uses you to teabag people. That’s a bit racist innit?

          • RinceThis

            March 3, 2014 at 14:06

            I don’t know if it’s racist, but it tickles something fierce.

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            March 3, 2014 at 15:33

            i was talking about my tea bag *innocent face*

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 3, 2014 at 15:19

            There is a joke about carpets and drapes in there somewhere… But I won’t say anything as it might be offensive O_o

            EDIT: And am I the only one that finds it ironic that @Mossel upvoted this comment?

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            March 3, 2014 at 15:33

            is that a bearded clam reference of some form?

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 3, 2014 at 16:06

            Uh… Look a three headed monkey *RUNS AWAY*

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 3, 2014 at 13:58

          No no, you can. Literally. lol

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        • Uberutang

          March 3, 2014 at 13:58

          Koek Klap?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 3, 2014 at 13:52

        Don’t feel bad, you have to pay to unlock that taunt 😉

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 3, 2014 at 13:50

      It really is fun, enjoy it… but the people that have been playing way too much just steamroll you… which is my only issue with how match ups work.

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      • General JJ the annihilator

        March 3, 2014 at 13:51

        I’ve also experienced that.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 3, 2014 at 14:04

        It’s happened to me as well. I just see it as an opportunity to learn, it’s only for 1 short game. Once the game’s over I just quit that group & find another.

        The worst though is playing a game of Annihilation & people disconnect during the game. Playing 4v2 in that game mode isn’t fun, even if you’re on the 4 side.

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          March 3, 2014 at 14:30

          I can imagine

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 3, 2014 at 13:54

      IT really is fun, but I’m not letting it cut into my planetside time just yet

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  2. General JJ the annihilator

    March 3, 2014 at 13:48

    Zoe already trying to rub her hipsterness off on us unsuspecting pc gamers.

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 3, 2014 at 13:53

      I wouldn’t mind

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      • General JJ the annihilator

        March 3, 2014 at 13:55

        That’s just because I said rub.

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        • Her Highness the Hipster

          March 3, 2014 at 14:16

          “Zoe already trying to rub her hips…. off on us”… and that’s when you stop reading for comprehension 😉

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 3, 2014 at 14:21

            and start reading for pleasure. bowchickawowow.

          • General JJ the annihilator

            March 3, 2014 at 14:24

            Hahaha. You just made my day with “bowchickawowow”

        • Hammersteyn

          March 3, 2014 at 14:33

          I’m not even ashamed

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  3. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 3, 2014 at 13:59

    Good fun, but taking forever to level up the guns

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 3, 2014 at 14:01

      Yes it takes a while, it doesn’t make THAT much difference though.

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      • Mossel

        March 3, 2014 at 14:17

        Except fire bullets. Those bad boys wreak havoc!!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 3, 2014 at 14:18

          I don’t like them that much. I prefer using regular bullets with more immediate damage than the fire damage over time.

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          • Mossel

            March 3, 2014 at 14:19

            True, but it is super funny to see the guy that killed you run around and freak out as his life burns away!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 3, 2014 at 14:23

            That’s why I don’t like them that much. Dicks. lol

  4. General JJ the annihilator

    March 3, 2014 at 13:59

    On a separate note Zoe. Played my free weekend of Elder Scrolls Online, thanks to the competition 🙂
    Was a bit underwhelmed, tbh. Looks amazing, but everything else feels a bit too typically MMO, with very little Elder Scrolls in there.

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      March 3, 2014 at 14:00

      agreed. i played a different MMO this weekend instead… don’t think i’ll get back into TESO – nothing in there to lure me back

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      • General JJ the annihilator

        March 3, 2014 at 14:01

        I only played a few hours myself and then moved on to something else. Tried to get back into it last night again, but got bored very quickly.

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  5. Mossel

    March 3, 2014 at 14:14

    Loadout is what you want in life. You guys should totally read my review on it.
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/reinhardtp89/recommended/208090/

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 3, 2014 at 14:23

      lol. Hey, I helped with that!

      Reply

  6. Rudi

    March 3, 2014 at 14:32

    Annihilation mode is awesome!

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  7. Scruff304

    March 3, 2014 at 14:45

    I tried it out a little last week actually. Was pretty good fun. A nice pick up and play. Thanks to @hammersteyn:disqus for the tip off.
    Anybody wanting a jam session sometime, add me to steam. Same nick as above.

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  8. Charl van der Merwe

    March 3, 2014 at 16:00

    Gonna try Loadout tonight!

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  9. tranqstar

    March 3, 2014 at 17:17

    so this is basically TF2 with more customization?

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  10. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 4, 2014 at 09:20

    I love Loadout. It’s a little light on features, but what impressed me was how fluid the graphics were, and the customisation on weapons…. SUPERB!!!

    Reply

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