New “Peak Zwift” Achieved: 28,299

New “Peak Zwift” Achieved: 28,299

Peak Zwift records are being broken every few days lately. Last Tuesday we hit a new high of 24,341, then early this morning it seemed all of Europe showed up to ride together as we hit a new high of 28,299!

The peak was reached right around 10am UK time, when astute Zwifter Jon Wakefield snapped this Zwift Companion shot with the highest number seen on the day.

Will it go higher? We think so. We think we’ll burst through the 30k barrier this week, and the next line of interest after that would be 30,024, which would double the Peak Zwift we set back in January 2020.

Stay healthy, take care of one another, and Ride On!


Update: Zwift Chris Rudallruds shared a screenshot showing 28,305 riders online, so that’s the official high water mark as far as we know. (Zwift has chosen not to confirm peak numbers during this time.)

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Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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Torsten Lohmann
Torsten Lohmann
7 months ago

Herzlichen Glückwunsch,
konnte aber Zwift in der letzten Woche ca. 17:00 Uhr MEZ 3 mal nicht nutzen. Schade.
Viele Grüße Torsten

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

https://www.strava.com/athletes/14617115/posts/8695815

Der gute Wiggly hat davon mal was erwähnt

This Zwifter posted about the problem

Michael Kay
Michael Kay
7 months ago

Hi Eric
Do you know how many people are paid up player’s on Zwift, ie what is the max number of people that could be on if everyone was on at the same time?
Mike

Michelle
Michelle
7 months ago

Loved the prehistoric run, and that sooooo many people are together during this crazy time in history!

thewannabeironman
Super Member
thewannabeironman (@wanna_b_ironman)
7 months ago
Reply to  Michelle

I didn’t run, but past many dinosaurs on my ride. That was awesome

Fabio Bertoldi
Fabio Bertoldi
7 months ago

This morning (European time) we were 21k only in Watopia! Using AppleTv, everything seemed ok (only few fps drops).

thewannabeironman
Super Member
thewannabeironman (@wanna_b_ironman)
7 months ago
Reply to  Fabio Bertoldi

I had more than a few fps drops unfortunately. But still able to do an hour ride.

James Eastwood
7 months ago

At nearly double the January peak zwift, I’m hoping they make a quick fire change to add a 3rd world option or open them all up. Even watopia is overcrowded at peak times now!

Joel
Joel
7 months ago
Reply to  James Eastwood

Not sure, but I think they close (or not keep all constantly open) worlds so that they can make modifications on them. Curious to know if this is true.

More importantly, do they have the server hardware to handle the increased volume?

David Finkelstein
Active Member
David Finkelstein (@docfink1)
7 months ago

Today was the first time since the pandemic began that I felt Zwift was laggy.

Francois
Francois
7 months ago

We had about 20k just on Watopia, and it became a bit laggy. Down to 15k and the lag had gone. I think we are testing here the current limits of Zwift.

Joel
Joel
7 months ago
Reply to  Francois

Maybe, but could also be either upload/download speeds internet traffic at that time. Curious to know how the local internet providers are dealing with the increased band-width volume from people working from home and watching more app-driven TV / accessing similar programs to Zwift.

Robin Tuckey
Robin Tuckey
7 months ago

Zwift has trouble coping with demand. Today first time I have experienced dropouts as did others on ride. Please upgrade capacity quickly.

tempocyclist.com
7 months ago
Reply to  Robin Tuckey

According to the Zwiftcast, the team at Zwift have tested servers to handle 50,000 users online at once. I had no issues with 20,000 online from my end. We shall see!

Daryn Cummings
Daryn Cummings
7 months ago

It’s keeping me sain. But zwift I think can’t keep up with demand . I done a stage 5 and completed the event but it didn’t record it . I was zwifting with my friend , was a head of him and he told me I appeared from no where in his group . So I couldn’t record that event . Also I’m seeing bikes and no riders or just a helmet .

Michael faulder
Michael faulder
7 months ago

28438

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thewannabeironman
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thewannabeironman (@wanna_b_ironman)
7 months ago

My Zwift was lagging behind on Sunday. I guess that’s a side effect of having so many people at the same time on the platform.

Chris
Chris
7 months ago

28,981 on Zwift right now and climbing!

Michael faulder
Michael faulder
7 months ago

29179

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Vince Bossi
Vince Bossi
7 months ago

I grabbed a shot at 29,182 this morning. The sky is the limit!

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Nicholas Taylor
Nicholas Taylor
7 months ago

And here’s another high; 28,503 yesterday around 6pm UK time!

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Nicholas Taylor
Nicholas Taylor
7 months ago

Oops! Already been beaten today. I did notice that the screen wasn’t the right colour, but thought that it might be deliberate to match the April Fool colours!

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Nigel Birch
Nigel Birch
7 months ago

What’s wrong with Zwift today I tried twice to complete Stage 1 of Haute Route and finally gave up – completing 2 laps of the Volcano, which crashed also after trying to save to STAVA it’s fine as there are more important things in the world.

Fabio Bertoldi
Fabio Bertoldi
7 months ago

30k broken!

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Zeb M
Zeb M
7 months ago
Reply to  Fabio Bertoldi

30,222 at 11:00 CET.

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Simon
Simon
7 months ago

29998!

Simon
Simon
7 months ago
Reply to  Simon

Oh, too little too late…

Robbert
Robbert
7 months ago

5-April10:42 new height reached

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Robbert
Robbert
7 months ago

30.660 Zwift omg now ..
And still climbing

David M.
David M.
7 months ago

2am PDT April 5 = 34,908

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Peter Makin
Peter Makin
7 months ago

32k plus at 18:50hrs Australian Eastern Time Sunday 5th April

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