Embark Studios had a rather successful weekend for its open beta of The Finals. The beta kicked off on 26 October and while it had a rocky launch with some server issues and players being unable to find the beta on Steam, come the weekend, the test was doing incredibly well on the platform.
During The Finals open beta, the peak player count hit 267,784 on Steam. This number was achieved on Sunday, 29 October. At the time of writing, there are still a good 100k players participating in the test on Steam.
Keep in mind that The Finals beta actually launched across PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC this weekend. This means the 267,784 player count is likely a lot higher. Of course, there’s no real way to track how many console players were shooting things up in the beta but a quarter million players on Steam is impressive.
Embark Studios did have some speedbumps to overcome this weekend with the large influx of players, however. A lot of players participating in The Finals beta encountered nasty server issues and matchmaking bugs. The studio confirmed that the beta servers did hit their maximum capacity over the weekend. As a result, server capacity was increased to handle the load.
If you haven’t jumped into the game yet, you still have a whole week to try it. The Finals open beta closes on 5 November at 10:30 GMT / 12:30 CAT. This means you can play the game this whole week and even this upcoming weekend.
For those who don’t know, The Finals is an upcoming PvP competitive shooter where players run around a map fighting off enemy teams while performing skill-based kills to rack up currency. The game aims to be a free-to-play experience across all platforms when it releases sometime in the future.