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Fallout 4 sets new Twitch record

Surprising no one, a lot of people are playing and watching Fallout

It's not a surprise that a lot people are playing Fallout 4, and watching other people play it, too, but publisher Bethesda Softworks has confirmed that the game now holds the title of the most viewed game launch of the year on Twitch.

While Bethesda didn't offer exact viewing numbers, we noted earlier this week that more than 240,000 viewers checked out streams featuring the game on launch day, according to Twitch Apps.

On Tuesday, when the game launched, the game also broke records on Steam. Fallout 4 boasted more than 440,000 concurrent Steam users actively playing at its peak — the highest for a non-Valve game on the platform.

In addition, Bethesda announced that the Pip-Boy companion app ranked as the top downloaded game on the iTunes App Store following its debut.

Fallout 4 has shipped 12 million copies thus far across all of its available platforms — PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

We reviewed the game prior to launch. We've also been playing through it and sharing our wasteland adventures in our Let's Play series.

You can watch the premiere episode of our new Fallout 4-centric Monster Factory series, starring some of the game's greatest and most nightmare-ish creations, below.

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