Returnal has been out on the PS5 for close to a month, and developer Housemarque has released some data about the roguelike shooter. The data includes things like how many hours players have played, player deaths, number of enemies killed, and the most popular weapon. However, a surprising data point is what killed so many players.
Over the past month, users have played a collective total of six million hours in Returnal cycles, which is roughly 684 years of gameplay. Throughout those runs, players have taken out over a billion enemies, while the AI themselves have bested players over nine million times.
One of the more surprising stats revolves around the first boss, Phrike. As crazy at it seems, this enemy has caused the most deaths among players, which really shows how challenging the game is before you unlock anything of worth. The least surprising statistic is the favorite weapon used, since the Hollowseeker is quite powerful and has some of the best modifications.
Returnal has been regularly receiving updates which continues to balance the game and fix crashes as well as other technical problems. Housemarque has also stated they are actively looking into a save system for the game.