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Valorant had the biggest launch ever for a free-to-play game on the PC

SuperData has shared its monthly report, stating that Valorant had the biggest launch ever for a free-to-play game on the PC. According to the company, the game’s revenue and player numbers put it ahead of what the PC version of Apex Legends achieved in February 2019.

Valorant also made more than its closest competitor, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in June despite the Valve title having a slightly larger audience. CS:GO user numbers and revenue were also down for the second straight month in June. This could indicate that Valorant is siphoning away players.

Now we should note that Apex Legends did earn more overall at launch due to its console version. So yeah, that multi-platform release actually paid off.

For what it’s worth, Riot Games was criticized for the anti-cheat system he used in Valorant. Since then, the team has been trying to improve it and make it more user-friendly.

In other news, Destiny 2 revenue and player numbers rose substantially. According to SuperData, this was a result of a new season and announced expansion packs. Preorders for the Beyond Light expansion and spending caused monthly earnings to rise 221% in June. According to SuperData, this is the highest level since October 2019. Player numbers also jumped 45% to a record total for the game. Furthermore, millions of users who had previously quit the game returned in June.

Lastly, here are the top selling games per platform for June 2020.

SuperData Top Selling Games June 2020