BURN2 Events In Second Life During 2021


BURN2 Playa 2019

For those that love the annual virtual BURN2 events in Second Life here are the upcoming BURN2 events happening during 2021. Mark these events on your calendars and join in with the fun. Planning is underway for all these events that will be happening at the BURN2 regions on the grid.

The Octoburn is the big event of the year and the size of the Octoburn playa will be double this year from six regions to a total of 12 regions. The Man and The Temple will hopefully burn again this year. Woooot! 🙂

Upcoming BURN2 Events

+ Conception: 9th July – 11th July 2021 – Theme: Emergence

+ BURNSTOCK: 23rd July to 25th July 2021

+ Virtual Burn: 29th August to 5th September 2021

+ Octoburn: 8th October to 17th October 2021 – Theme: The Great Unknown

+ Skin Burn: 30th October 2021

BURN2 Snapshots From The Past

Stay updated on the latest BURN2 news here.

Second Life Daily Concurrency Levels – January 2021 to May 2021


2021 daily concurrency levels highlighted in blue

We are now six months into 2021 and it’s time to look back at the Second Life daily concurrency levels so far this year. As you can see in the graph above 2021 has been mostly been steady in terms of the daily active users in Second Life with no major high peaks. There have been various drops in the overall active users counts due grid issues though.

At the start of the year I did think the daily maximum count may surpass the 60, 000 mark but that has not happened yet. It got closer to the 60, 000 mark back in late March 2021 and you know there could be a good chance it may happen later this year.

2021 Highs & Lows

  • Highest peak so far in 2021 > 57, 746 – 24th March 2021
  • Lowest drop so far in 2021 > 19, 842 – 31st March 2021

Breakdown – As of 30th May 2021

  • Maximum Daily Concurrency – 53, 000 (average peak)
  • Median Daily Concurrency – 40, 000 to 42, 000 (average)
  • Minimum Daily Concurrency – 30, 000 (average)

Daily Concurrency Levels During The Past 60 Days

Daily concurrency levels from April 2021 to June 2021

To keep track of the Second Life Main Grid Stats see here. There is real time data of inworld online users and the exchange rate worth checking out. The Second Life registered users data stopped working back on 21st October 2020 showing 64, 687, 961 total resident signups.

Second Life Grid Size

Since the start of 2021 Second Life has been growing steadily in terms of the size of the main grid. Private Estates has shown positive net growth this year which is good to see. Linden owned regions have been growing throughout 2021 which is due to the lab adding new Linden Homes. Yay! 🙂

Here are the latest grid region statistics as of 30th May 2021.

  • Total Main Grid Regions: 26, 873
  • Private Estates: 18, 252
  • Linden Owned: 8, 621

Back on 11th April 2021

  • Total Main Grid Regions: 26, 504
  • Private Estates: 17, 864
  • Linden Owned: 8, 640

Back on 27th December 2020

  • Total Main Grid Regions: 25, 614
  • Private Estates: 17, 084
  • Linden Owned: 8, 531

Historical Stats 2013 to 2020


Back on 20th January 2020

  • Total Main Grid Regions: 24, 147
  • Private Estates: 16, 036
  • Linden Owned: 8, 111

On 2nd June 2019

  • Total Main Grid Regions: 24, 147
  • Private Estates: 16, 130
  • Linden Owned: 8, 017

On 30th December 2018

  • Total Main Grid Regions: 23, 811
  • Private Estates: 16, 120
  • Linden Owned: 7, 691

18th March 2018

  • Total Main Grid Regions: 23, 298
  • Private Estates: 16, 058
  • Linden Owned: 7, 240

31st December 2017

  • Total Main Grid regions: 23, 332
  • Private Estates: 16, 106
  • Linden Owned: 7, 226

3rd January 2016

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 886
  • Private Estates: 17, 775
  • Linden Owned: 7, 111

On 4th January 2015

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 25, 611
  • Private Estates: 18, 579
  • Linden Owned: 7, 032 

On 5th January 2014

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 26, 227
  • Private Estates: 19, 241
  • Linden Owned: 6, 986

On 6th January 2013

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 28, 036
  • Private Estates: 20, 921
  • Linden Owned: 7, 115

Later this month the Second Life platform turns 18 years old and at the moment the metrics look good. Hopefully the metrics will show even more growth during 2021 into 2022. It’s really good seeing the Second Life grid growing and not declining like in the early 2010s.

Linden Lab experimenting with a new map feature


White Compass Medallion – 31st May 2021

For those that have noticed the lab have been experimenting with a new map feature in the past few weeks which is located on the east side of the Hippotropolis region in Second Life. This is interesting because there are no regions located in the red circle above. There is a white compass medallion visually showing on the World Map at the moment.

Alexa Linden has confirmed on Tuesday 1st June 2021 that “it’s actually a new map feature” the lab are experimenting with. Maybe the lab are working on the map code like testing the ability to add new overlays etc to it soon.

Hopefully the lab will inform the Second Life community more about this new map feature in the near future. It sounds interesting that’s for sure.