Raptr has sent along a top 20 list that showcases the most-played PC games as of last month. While Raptr doesn’t have the same sort of reach as a service like Steam does, it has the ability of being able to track any PC game, whether it be driven through Steam, Origin, UPlay, et cetera, or stand-alone. That difference makes this list all the more important.
Because this list consists of games not tied to a certain game service, some of the results are kind of interesting. League of Legends, for example, had about 2.5x as many players as Dota 2 – something I would not have expected (granted, I am not a MOBA fan, so I don’t often track it). But that said, during that month, both games effectively swapped places. I’d love to know the reasoning behind that one.
World of Warcraft not surprisingly leads the MMO pack, with The Elder Scrolls Online placing fifth – not too surprising as the game just launched, and to much hype. We’ll see how long it’ll last there. Between March and April, Rust, Titanfall, and Path of Exile all dropped out of the top 20.
One thing that might be worth noting is that so many free-to-play games place in the top 20. Those include Team Fortress 2, Warframe, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, World of Tanks, and Smite.
While Raptr supports consoles as well, it seems to be pleased with the support the PC is getting. In the email sent to us, it relays the fact that the PC is the most popular gaming platform on the planet, with nearly 1.2 billion gamers worldwide (according to DFC Intelligence). As someone who’s quite fond of PC gaming, this is nice to see.