Fallen Earth came back late last week in a free-to-play classic server, and to say it's been popular with the MMORPG community is an understatement. In fact, the CEO of Little Orbit Matthew Scott reveled in the number of players online during Halloween with some player statistics worthy of celebration.
Congrats to the @FallenEarth players who chose to come out and celebrate Halloween today. According to SteamCharts, #FallenEarthClassic had more players online at the same time than any time in the last six years! pic.twitter.com/xEYrgYN3kI— Matthew Scott (@mattpscott) October 31, 2021
Fallen Earth was pulled from its live servers in 2019 to focus on the reboot, but its surprise return last month delighted many fans leading up to the holiday weekend. Little Orbit themselves plan to rebuild the game itself as they go, but the free servers have certainly been a hit with fans who wanted to experience the older MMO again without restrictions. Every player has the Commander's Subscription for free, meaning there aren't any limitations on XP or crafting to worry about, and players are free to explore the world of Fallen Earth as it existed before it was pulled in 2019.