Almost half of the top 10 highest-grossing games on Steam over the past seven days were free-to-play. Let’s take a closer look at last week’s biggest winners.

The First Descendant tops Steam charts, Naraka: Bladepoint jumps 56 positions after breaking its CCU record

The First Descendant (left), Naraka: Bladepoint (right)

The First Descendant became the highest-grossing game on Steam for the week of July 2-9. It dethroned Elden Ring, which ranked 1st for the two weeks thanks to the launch of the Shadow of the Erdtree expansion.

Nexon’s free-to-play shooter also peaked at over 264k concurrent players over the weekend, cementing its place among the biggest launches of 2024 in terms of peak CCU. The game, however, still has mixed reviews on Steam, with many players criticizing its monetization and calling it predatory.

In addition to The First Descendant, there were three free-to-play titles in the top 10: Counter-Strike 2 (#3), PUBG (#5), and Naraka: Bladepoint (#8). The latter moved up 56 positions following the release of the Season 13 update featuring a new map, mechanisms, weapons, and events. As a result, 24 Entertainment’s battle royale action game set its new CCU record, peaking at 385.7k concurrent players last week.

Below are the top 10 premium games by gross revenue for the week of July 2-9 (excluding F2P titles and Steam Deck):

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Baldur’s Gate 3
  3. Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
  4. Chained Together
  5. Cyberpunk 2077
  6. Forza Horizon 4
  7. Red Dead Redemption 2
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. EA Sports FC 24
  10. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Top 20 highest-grossing products on Steam, including F2P titles and Steam Deck, for the week of July 2-9 (via SteamDB)

Thanks to the ongoing Summer Sale, many older hits remained in the top 20. The list includes Cyberpunk 2077 (#10 overall), Forza Horizon 4 (#11), Red Dead Redemption 2 (#12), The Witcher 3 (#18), Stardew Valley (#19), and Hogwarts Legacy (#20).

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