With the advent of the summer file, major games have launched their own new activities, which has also ushered in a hot game market. Many PC-side games, new or old, attracted a large number of players by virtue of summer activities, and even broke their own highest online record. Today, let’s take a look at the PC games that have skyrocketed in popularity in the summer file.
Crossing the line of fire
Domestic players are absolutely familiar with Crossing the Line of Fire. This summer’s file coincides with the 15th anniversary of Crossing the Line of Fire. On this day worthy of celebration, the official of Crossing the Line of Fire has also given the majority of players a hard work, that is, giving away the first heroic weapon "Fire Kirin" of Crossing the Line of Fire for free.
Players can keep this "AK47- Fire Kirin" forever by completing at least one game every month for 6 months.
At the end of 2012, the first heroic weapon "Fire Kirin" of Crossing the Line of Fire was born. This weapon was full of controversy from the beginning of its birth. Some people think that this weapon destroyed the balance of the game, while others think that it made Crossing the Line of Fire clear the payment mode and reached its peak. In any case, in the whole history of domestic games, "Fire Kirin" will undoubtedly occupy its own position.
The launch of the activity "AK47- Fire Kirin" in Bai Piao undoubtedly ignited the enthusiasm of the players. On the day of the activity, the room lines in the game were all red and full.
According to the real-time monitoring data of third-party websites, the number of online users reached 4.179 million in the early morning of the activity, once again breaking their own record. It is reported that the last time the number of simultaneous online users of Crossfire reached 4 million was on August 26th, 2012, eleven years ago.
If you want to select the more successful domestic games in recent years, then "Never Robbed" is definitely on the list. As a domestic martial arts chicken-eating game, with a beautiful picture and a refreshing fighting feel, Never Robbed, after the launch of Steam, has been welcomed by many players.
On-line last week, the basic version of "Never Robbed" and the deluxe version entered the top five of the Steam weekly sales list, and the basic version won the first place in the Steam weekly sales list.
However, it is estimated that many people did not expect that this domestic buyout game was announced to be a free game on July 14 at the press conference of the 2nd anniversary of Never Robbed. According to the Basic Law, a buyout game will be vomited or even resisted by players after it is declared free. Surprisingly, however, the official released another surprising data the next day, and the single-day sales of the game reached 1 million.
The reason why it can continue to sell after it is declared free is the official conscience of "Never Robbed" about the feedback to the old players after the transfer, which makes people feel really fragrant and can’t be refused. For the old players who buy the game, the official will give feedback on Ninghong Night’s best fashion (as shown in the poster), out-of-print commemorative avatar and 10 treasure chest optional gifts.
In addition to props feedback, the player will also give back the equivalent gold nuggets according to the version purchased by the player, that is to say, the money for buying the game is equivalent to directly recharging into the game, and you can also get props worth more than 300 pieces, so the old players can directly make money.
In addition to selling explosions, the number of players online at the same time soared after the game was free. According to the statistics of the SteamDB website, the number of simultaneous online users of the game’s Steam platform exceeded 260,000, breaking the record of 186,000 set in 2021. Not only that, considering that there are other versions, the actual number of players will only increase even more.
Players who pay attention to online games and like action games will certainly be familiar with the action online game Black Desert made by Korean developer PearlAbyss.
The game is based on the medieval wars in Europe, and mainly describes the entanglements caused by the ancient product "Blackstone". Players become independent fighters and use the power of Blackstone to fight against the Republic of Kalpayne and the Kingdom of Valenciva, which hold corrupt power. The game is characterized by emphasizing the refreshing and heavy sense of fighting and the free and rich open world gameplay.
The game is developed by an independent engine, but it will never lose to any first-class engine game in terms of picture quality, light shadow, surface vegetation, physical characteristics and other details. The game uses seamless map technology, and the scene is visible. The game has a real weather system, morning glow, sunset glow, rainbow and other natural landscapes.
In the summer file, Black Desert also launched its own new information "The Country of Dawn". According to the analysis of foreign media, the number of new players in Black Desert increased by 267% and the number of returning players increased by 335% last month. Developer Pearl Abyss took this opportunity to boast about the visual effects of the game.
It is reported that the inspiration of "The Country of Dawn" comes from the scenery and culture of South Korea, so it is not surprising that Pearl Abyss’s excellent employees go all out to describe the beauty of their motherland.
Legion fortress 2
Old players are no strangers to Legion Fortress 2. After all, it is definitely an old game of grandparents’ generation, which has been in operation for 16 years this year. So a look at the old game, in this summer, not to be outdone, ushered in a new wave of outbreaks. A new simultaneous online player record was set on the Steam platform, reaching 258,997.
According to the statistics of SteamDB website, on July 13th, the number of online players reached 2,589.97 million, which set a new record in December last year. At that time, the number of online players reached 167,591. As for the reason for the soaring popularity, it is probably related to the brand-new "Legion Fortress 2" summer activity launched by Valve Company, which added many new maps, new actions, new special effects and new ornaments to the game.
Interestingly, however, this update is not officially produced by Valve, and most of the content is made by players. As a game with a "long history", "Legion Fortress 2" has basically been shelved by V Society in the first two years and is in a stocking state.
However, the game has a huge group of players, and in the face of players’ petitions, it finally attracted the attention of V Club. Since last year, officials have been more concerned about the operation of the game. At the beginning of this year, V Society officially announced that it would make a big update in May this year, but the content of the announcement was quite special. V Society hoped: "The author of the creative workshop will output the content quickly and submit the content to the Steam creative workshop before May 1."
Because the project "Legion Fortress 2" is too long, V Club can’t allocate manpower to make a long-term update. So we can only pin our hopes on the players themselves. Fortunately, the two sides cooperated well in this wave of update work, and finally all players can enjoy the new game content.
Ark of destiny
As we all know, for some reasons, basically no Korean games have been able to enter China in recent years. When several Korean games appeared in the edition number in December last year, it was really eye-catching, and the most eye-catching one was Ark of Destiny. Now, after months of waiting, this game, which many players have been looking forward to for several years, was finally officially opened on July 20.
The Ark of Destiny is a MMORPG set in medieval Europe, which describes a peaceful fantasy world suddenly invaded by demons, and players embark on an adventure journey in order to find the Ark scattered around the world.
In the game, players can freely cultivate a variety of professions, and each profession has different combat systems and skills, so that players can experience different fun. Players can not only be exposed to the growth of characters, diverse costumes, props enhancement and other content, but also experience the magnificent world outlook, moving stories and skills with a sense of shock.
The game was originally opened on July 13th to make an appointment for players to enter in advance, and the sudden influx of a large number of players overwhelmed the server for maintenance. After that, many servers entered the queue state, and the queue time was as long as one hour when the players were the most.
At present, the game has been fully opened, and many new servers have been added. Interested players can try it.
After several years of waiting, the shooting game "Fearless Contract", which has been popular abroad, was finally officially launched on July 12.
"Fearless Contract" is a 5v5 tactical FPS game that emphasizes the character’s personality. The game is set on the future earth, and all characters will be collectively called "agents". Each "agent" has its special abilities and will play its greatest role in corresponding special situations.
The Fearless Contract has a variety of roles, exciting competitive modes and various tactical strategies, and has built a shocking competitive world. "The Fearless Contract" is not as different from the heroic design in "Watching the Pioneer". On the contrary, everyone has the same blood volume and shares the same set of weapons that can be purchased. They are exactly the same except for their skills.
The special skills of different characters not only skillfully enhance the tactics of the battle, but also improve the strategy of the team game, which makes people feel like playing a game that combines MOBA and FPS and pays attention to teamwork and strategic layout.
As a brand-new masterpiece of fist, the game has already achieved good results overseas. After the first anniversary of the game operation, the monthly active users broke through the 14 million mark, and the peak number of viewers of related e-sports events on Twitch reached 1 million.
The fearless contract, which has accumulated a huge popularity, has also exploded directly after the opening of the national service. The huge number of players even caused the game to crash twice in a row after opening the service, and had to be shut down for maintenance.