Usually, the holiday season makes some games experiment a serious drop in their regular player traffic, however, the player-loss that Dota 2 experienced this December was big and believe us when we say BIG.
To begin with, these numbers came after a fairly good month, as in November 2022 the game had a 67,000-player gain or which is the same a 14.77% more than in October. Sadly they didn’t seem to be able to keep them.
Half a million players for a month…
The game lost over 55,000 players in December losing a good part of what they have gained the previous month. Interestingly, the last time they had this time of drop was in April 2019 when they lost 66,286 players.
Another interesting fact is that in November they also reached an average player number of more than 500,000, 523,684 to be precise, unfortunately, this was short-lived as the current count is 467,666.
On the other hand, they reached their best numbers on Peak Players in October with 1,038,848, however it has been declining with the current one being 827,395.
This number-coaster could be thanks to “The International Swag Bag” that Valve released at the end of October where players were able to receive a level 1 Battle Pass or in the case of Battle Pass owners 24 levels, free Arcana and a month of Dota Plus.
Regrettably, Valve didn’t give another kind of reward in December, it is understandable how probably some players lose interest, these time of players usually are the casual-gamer type as they have been maintaining a 400k-ish average player count most of 2022 months.
Are you a casual or regular Dota 2 player? Are you ready for the beginning of Division 1 of the Dota Pro Circuit 2023 next month? Remember to share your thoughts in the comments below!