Moscow (Russia) / Frankfurt am Main (Germany) – April 15, 2013
Players flock to the heat of the battle in Crytek’s free-to-play shooter
Crytek’s free-to-play FPS, Warface, is celebrating a successful first year online in Russia. Published in partnership with Mail.Ru, the 12 months since the game went live have seen nine million players sign up to get in on the action.
With over two million users regularly heading online to play Warface, the game has enjoyed record-breaking growth across Russia. Over the last 365 days, players have seen the arrival of scores of new weapons, the addition of female character skins and exclusive country-specific features, such as Russian-themed outfits and items.
While 95% of those registered to play on Mail.Ru’s servers are located in Russia, the game also welcomed players based in Belarus, Kazakhstan and beyond. The smallest contribution to the impressive overall figures came from Zimbabwe, where two brave players signed up to enter the fray in Warface.
Other interesting statistics include the 84 million players that medics healed over the course of the year, and the 9 million virtual soldiers who forgot to stand back after setting an explosive charge!
Crytek and Mail.Ru would like to thank players in Russia for the level of support they’ve shown Warface in its first year online, and look forward to offering them more great free-to-play action in the future.
For more fun Warface facts and figures, check out the infographic below.