Lost Ark hits record for second best Twitch launch in platform history

Lost Ark broke the record before the full game unlocked as the new MMO published by Amazon Games recorded the second-biggest launch on Twitch in history, roughly equal to the number set by Valorant in 2020.

Just a few days after initial access to the Western market and Lost Ark made history. While the MMO from Smilegate RPG has been a huge hit in Korea since 2019, a new release from Amazon Games has been received with more enthusiasm than ever.

In the 48 hours following its early access launch on February 8, Lost Ark became the second most watched video game of all time on Twitch. Trumping Cyberpunk 2077, the game is currently behind Valorant. All of this before the flood actually opens with a full free release on February 11.

According to initial data from Vision.

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The launch hype surrounding Lost Ark resulted in the second-largest 48-hour stretch in Twitch history.

Holding an average of 471,500 viewers in its first two days, Lost Ark skyrocketed beyond any previous MMO game on Twitch.

The title peaked with 1.28 million concurrent viewers, cementing its place in the Twitch history books. Only Valorant is on top and Riot’s tactical shooter has benefits early access drops Twitch to increase viewership in early 2020.

On the other hand, Lost Ark recorded this breakthrough viewership with only one Some cosmetics are available on Twitch.

While the game itself has risen to the top of Twitch, a number of individual channels have also benefited greatly from this massive launch.

Specifically, Asmongold alone has played a huge role in driving this viewership. With his long-awaited return to his main channel, the popular streamer on Twitch is not only broke his all-time concurrent viewership recordbut an average of 161,820 viewers during these 48 hours.


Lost Ark still has a long way to go to reach Valorant’s 48-hour peak in Beta.

Naturally, viewership is bound to dwindle sooner or later as the launch hype starts to fade. But the biggest hit could still come with Lost Ark.

The game is just a few hours away from its early access launch, meaning these millions of viewers could soon experience the game. There’s a good chance we haven’t seen the best that Lost Ark has to offer on Twitch. Lost Ark hits record for second best Twitch launch in platform history

Emma Bowman

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