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Escape From Tarkov has blown past the viewership records from World of Warcraft Classic’s massive launch month

Escape from Tarkov’s recent explosion on Twitch has been nothing short of meteoric, with the 2016 title flying to the top of concurrent viewership charts, and roping in major streaming names like Dr Disrespect and Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo. According to TwitchTracker, Battlestate Games’ military roleplaying game, which challenges players to survive as long as possible in a harsh player-vs-player world, is even dominating titles like World of Warcraft in its surge.

There’s no denying WoW Classic’s re-launch in August 2019 was one of the biggest gaming moments Twitch has seen for a long time. There are always games that spike in popularity, but Blizzard’s nostalgic MMORPG blew them all out of the water.

Now, it looks like Tarkov is on its way to challenging the fantasy titan for a place in the annals of streaming history. Just days into 2020, the FPS is already boasting more than 182k monthly average viewers, and doesn’t seem like it’s slowing down. Already, Tarkov has celebrated one of its biggest ever days — on Saturday, January 4 it dialed the records up to eleven with a 232k day, before beating its own peak the very next day with a massive 296k average viewers. In addition, our site 5mmo.com has a large quantity of safe Vanilla WoW Gold For Sale.

In comparison, WoW Classic’s biggest months were August and September last year, when it clocked up 91,242 and 124,718 average viewers respectively. WoW did boast a higher peak on launch day, with more than 1.1 million fans piling on to watch players that had beat log-in issues, but that pinnacle didn’t last long.

For a game that’s nearly two years old, it’s a bit strange that it’s alpha-state has finally exploded in the streaming world, but there are a few reasons behind Battlestate’s hardcore FPS finally finding a more permanent way into the public eye. For one, the developer’s enabled Twitch loot drops in a marketing run for the new alpha release, meaning anyone tuning into livestreams of the game would score some rare in-game cosmetics for their troubles.