Online communication platform Discord has become a go-to for gamers. It’s used for important strategy talks and friendly chats during intense ranked matches.

With lots of users, it’s a place where countless video game sessions happen every day. Showcasing the different titles that thrive in its space, Discord curated a list of the 10 most popular games played by its users.

From Valorant to League of Legends: The 10 most popular games on Discord

Shooter games dominate the platform’s popularity, comprising nearly half of the list with titles Counter-Strike, Apex Legends, Call of Duty, and Valorant.

Communication plays a vital role in shooter games like these due to the fast-paced and strategic nature of the gameplay, where teams often need to work together to achieve objectives, control key points on the map, or outmaneuver opponents.

In addition to shooters, sandbox games like Roblox and Minecraft also hold a strong presence on the platform, boasting numerous community-run servers, as mentioned in the platform’s blog post.

The list further encompasses a variety of gaming gems, including League of Legends, Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto V/Online, and the recently released Diablo IV.

The most popular games on Discord
Credit: Discord

A widely used communication platform designed for real-time interaction and community engagement, it has a user-friendly interface, reliable voice chat, and extensive customization options. These features made it a favored tool not only for gamers but also for professionals, educators, hobbyist groups, and friends seeking a smooth digital communication experience.

It was created in 2015 by Jason Citron, a former game developer. The initial idea behind it was to create a dedicated communication platform that would offer a high-quality voice chat experience for gamers during multiplayer gaming sessions.

The existing voice chat solutions at the time were often plagued by issues like lag, low audio quality, and complicated setups. Citron sought to build a platform that would eliminate these problems and provide gamers with a reliable and easy-to-use communication tool. With this vision, Discord was born, and it quickly gained traction within the gaming community.

Discord is available on web browsers, Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, PlayStation 5, and Xbox.

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