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CHARTS: Outriders ends Valheim's run at Steam No.1 spot

CHARTS: Outriders ends Valheim's run at Steam No.1 spot

New shooter IP from developer People Can Fly and publisher Square Enix Outriders has debuted at the top spot on Steam.

The title launched on Thursday, April 1st and saw a peak of 109.5k concurrent users on Steam alone; since this has risen to 125,123, according to SteamCharts.

Outriders has ended Valheim's time at the No.1 spot, for now. Iron Gate's Viking Early Access survival game had been the best-selling title on Steam for eight weeks in a row following its February 2nd launch. The game came in fourth place last week.

It Takes Two from Hazelight and Electronic Arts' EA Originals label rose from seventh to second place week-on-week, charting ahead of The Binding of Isaac: Repentance, yet more DLC for the wildly popular 2011 roguelike from Super Meat Boy dev Edmund McMillen.

Valve's Index VR headset was the fifth highest-selling item of the week, while the Complete Edition of Horizon: Zero Dawn took No.6 thanks to a 40 per cent reduction in price. Rebellion's Evil Genius 2: World Domination debuted in seventh place with a 10 per cent discount, while Crown Packs for Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls Online MMO were the eighth highest-selling item on Stem last week.

The Operation: Broken Fang DLC for Valve's online shooter CS:GO took No.9 - a drop of one place week-on-week - while Cyberpunk 2077 once again took tenth place following developer CD Projekt dropping a huge patch for the ambitious sci-fi RPG, which had a rather troubled launch in December 2020.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending April 3rd:

1. Outriders, Square Enix
2. It Takes Two, EA Originals
3. Binding of Isaac: Repentance, Nicalis
4. Valheim, Coffee Stain
5. Valve Index VR Kit, Valve
6. Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition, Sony Interactive Entertainment
7. Evil Genius 2: World Domination, Rebellion
8. The Elder Scrolls Online - Crown Packs, Bethesda
9. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Operation: Broken Fang, Valve
10.Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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