We’ve been keeping a close eye on The Finals’ player count lately, and just two months after its initial release, we have to say things aren’t looking good for this FPS. Despite being free, the game’s player count has dropped dramatically in the previous 30 days, with 126,425 players leaving.
To be honest, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly where things went wrong in The Finals. The FPS was released on Thursday, December 7, 2023, and reached a respectable peak of 242,619 players just three days later, but has since fallen steadily throughout January.
Despite an upgrade to the game on Wednesday, January 17, and a new event beginning on Wednesday, January 31, The Finals has been unable to halt its decline and has already reached new lows. At the time of writing, just 36,579 people were playing the game, with a peak of 116,194 in the previous 30 days. That’s a 52% decline from December.
There have previously been complaints regarding slow and sluggish movement, although the game’s makers have disputed those claims. Then there was a minor maintenance issue with The Finals server, which may have put some people off. And, esports pro turned broadcaster Michael’shroud’ Grzesiek earlier stated that players would be in for a “bumpy ride” with the game. So, it’s safe to say that the difficulties have quietly but steadily accumulated for The Finals, and they may have hit the game where it hurts now.