Diablo 4 player count in Season 3 & is it a dead game? (February 2024)

Diablo 4 player count in Season 3 & is it a dead game? (February 2024)
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Written by 

Joshua Boyles & Amy Eastland

Last updated 

7th Feb 2024 16:38

If you are interested in how many people are playing Diablo 4 as of Season 3, we've dug into the numbers to find what we can. Diablo 4 has had a tumultuous time since launching in 2023; while it was reviewed well initially, the first Season failed to spark much interest.

The player count has seen improvements since the addition of Season 2 to the game, but has it continued into the following season? Check out the current player count and if Diablo 4 is still worth picking up.

What is the Diablo 4 player count during Season 3?

Blizzard doesn’t release its player number figures directly, but according to Active Player, Diablo 4 currently has an active player count of 3,850,627 users in the last 30 days.

Image of the Diablo 4 player count details for February 2024
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Image via activeplayer.io

As you can see from the table above, Diablo 4 has seen a significant rise in players between the end of 2023 and the start of 2024, hitting just over 5 million players with a 500,000 increase. This is the most it has seen since its significant decline in October 2023 when Season 2 began, and has been steadily climbing up since.

While it is only one part of one single platform, we can also look at SteamDB for player numbers of Steam itself. February is averaging around 10,000 concurrent players per day, with the all-time concurrent player peak being 28,836 on November 25, 2023.

Daily player count

In terms of daily figures, Diablo 4 has also seen a peak average of 1.039 million players at any one time, a 26% decrease from the previous month which registered just under 1.2 million daily players on average.

It's worth noting that these figures account for players on every platform, including PC, Xbox, and PlayStation. Diablo 4 player counts on individual platforms will be lower, although the game does support crossplay.

The numbers are a lot higher now than they were before Season of Blood launched. For example, according to TwitchTracker.com, Diablo 4 hit its lowest viewership since launch in September 2023, with just 1.2K views. 

The subsequent season launches have seen it increase, with it hitting 16,000 in October, and 90,000 in January.

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Is Diablo 4 a dead game?

Based on the numbers, it would appear that we can’t call Diablo 4 a 'dead game' just yet. Despite the huge drop in numbers since the beginning of Season 2, the game has seemingly clawed a large portion of its audience back, especially with the launch of Season 3.

Lillith, as she appears in Diablo 4
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Seasonal content and the promise of a new expansion has kept interest up, but the player base does drop significantly as a season continues.

For more, head to our Diablo homepage where we have guides on the best Druid, Necromancer, Barbarian, Sorcerer, and Rogue builds for the current season.

Joshua is the Guides Editor at GGRecon. After graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Broadcast Journalism, he previously wrote for publications such as FragHero and GameByte. You can often find him diving deep into fantasy RPGs such as Skyrim and The Witcher, or tearing it up in Call of Duty and Battlefield. He's also often spotted hiking in the wilderness, usually blasting Arctic Monkeys.

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