On Destiny‘s sixth anniversary, Bungie revealed that 167 million people have played the looter shooter since its debut.
- Players spent 8.6 billion hours in Destiny during six years;
- the most popular classes are Hunter (38%), Warlock (31%) and Titan (31%);
- since the launch of the title, players helped raise $ 8.5 million for charity.
Bungie thanked players for their support, reminded them of the November 10 release of the Beyond Light expansion, and shared its birthday cake recipe.
The original Destiny was released on September 9, 2014, on previous and current-gen consoles. 25 million people played it in its first year.
In 2017, a sequel was released, which saw over 1.2 million concurrent players in just a few days since release.
Destiny 2 switched to a free-to-play model last year. This could have had a significant impact on the shooter’s growth in popularity.