If you didn’t point your eyes at the Steam Stats lately, a new early access survival game has them climbing like a rat in a sewer pipe. And who is turning that mouse into a sticky ointment to restore health? Vampires. That’s who.
vampire survival game V Ascendant is officially a success. A whopping 500,000 players have already sunk their fangs into the game, which is amazing because it just launched on Steam last Tuesday. It definitely ticks a lot of popular boxes, with a large open world, survival, building and base building systems, as well as PvP and PvE, as well as co-op and solo play.
When I looked at it about an hour ago, V Rising also showed around 95,000 concurrent players on Steam, which has now climbed (like the undead) to just over 100,000. And I hope it continues to attract (like blood) more players over the weekend.
It’s official! 500,000 vampires out there have set foot on Vardoran! Thank you all for joining us on this journey! pic.twitter.com/35pLD6DQW2May 20, 2022
Some of us here at PC Gamer do too. Fraser wrote that despite some easy comparisons, V Rising is more than just Valheim with vampires. And, very appropriately for a vampire game, it kept him up all night playing.
Jody is also a vampire, although he doesn’t feel like one due to V Rising’s rather heavy focus on resource gathering. I kind of agree – when I think about vampires in pop culture, they don’t normally spend hours crushing boulders of ore with a huge mace so they can sniff some copper bars. But I’m still having fun slowly growing in power, turning into a wolf, sucking the blood of local bandits, and trying not to let the sun burn me during the day.
If you’re thinking of getting started, we have some beginner’s guides like V Rising blood essence worksmore how to make leatherwhere to find stone bricksand how to find whetstones. Good hunting, you bloodsuckers.