Second Life Grid Statistics – April 2021 Update


We are now four months into 2021 and it’s time to look at the latest Second Life grid statistics to see what’s going on.

New: Traffic Lights

  • Green: Stats showing positive growth
  • Orange: Stats remaining stable / possible rise soon
  • Red: Decline in the stats / data stopped

Second Life Regions

Good news is that the Second Life grid is showing positive net growth at the moment. Most of the growth is coming from the expansion of the Bellisseria continent with new Linden owned regions being added. As many know already the lab connected the Bellisseria continent with Satori continent. 

The Second Life land store is open which is making a positive difference now to the grid numbers overall. There has been more interest in private estates since the end of 2020 which is fantastic news. Let’s hope this positive trend will continue for the rest of 2021 and into 2022.

The Second Life grid size as of 11th April 2021

  • Total Main Grid Regions: 26, 504
  • Private Estates: 17, 864
  • Linden Owned: 8, 640
  • Total Area: 1736.97 (KM)

As of 28th February 2021

  • Total Main Grid Regions: 25, 729
  • Private Estates: 17, 302
  • Linden Owned: 8, 427

Back on 27th December 2020

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

Second Life Daily Concurrency

The Second Life daily concurrency levels have remained steady since the start of 2021. There have not been any huge peaks in the maximum daily concurrency yet. The highest recorded so far for 2021 was on 29th March 2021 with 57, 767 residents online.

It would be nice to see the daily concurrency surpass 60, 000 in the months ahead. Between March 2020 and May 2020 the daily average maximum Second Life user concurrency stayed around the 60, 000 mark.

April 2021 Daily Concurrency Stats

  • Maximum Daily Concurrency: 51, 000 to 57, 000
  • Median Daily Concurrency: 41, 000 to 45, 000
  • Minimum Daily Concurrency: 31, 000 to 34, 000

Second Life Signups

It seems that the Second Life Grid Survey no longer publishes daily metrics for Resident Signups to date. The last update was made on 21st October 2020 with 64, 687, 961 total residents.

This was a useful metric to see the population growth in Second Life and hopefully the data feeds will resume soon.

Second Life Website Traffic

It appears that during February 2021 SecondLife.com traffic dropped to 9.4 million visits. Back in December 2020 it peaked at 12.7 million visits. During March 2021 the website traffic increased to 11 million visits. I would imagine the website traffic will increase in the months ahead.

Useful Resources

My next Second Life grid statistics will be published in July 2021.

Bellisseria Second Anniversary Celebration


On Thursday 15th April 2021 marks Bellisseria second anniversary since the opening of the second generation of Linden Homes for Premium members. There will be partying planned for everyone at the Bellisseria Fairgrounds starting at 10am SLT through until 4pm SLT. DJs will be playing tunes, a particle show and fireworks.

Everyone is welcome to come along.

You don’t want to miss this! 🙂

Bellisseria Continent Opened On 15th April 2019

The Bellisseria continent over the past few years has grown into a supermassive continent featuring a lot of nice Linden Home themes to live in. The Bellisseria community is amazing and it’s growing every week. I have enjoyed following the developments since the Bellisseria regions first appeared on the grid with just 80 regions back in late August 2018. In early September it grew to 384 regions and since then its kept on growing. Now it’s connected with existing continents in Second Life which is fantastic.

Bellisseria Map – April 2019

Bellisseria Map – April 2021

The Moles and the Lindens have done a great job on expanding the Bellisseria continent adding more new interesting areas and more Linden Homes. Can’t wait to see what comes next.

One of the first snapshots I took on opening day
August 20, 2018 – First SSP regions arrive

It’s amazing how far Bellisseria has come since 20th August 2018 back when it was named SSP. The SSP thread on the Second Life Forums has been running since 21st August 2018 now at 214 pages+.

New Chalet Regions Released!


View from Lost Creek

On Tuesday 30th March Patch Linden announced the chalet regions release via the Second Life Forums under the Linden Homes section. This release is ahead of when the lab initially anticipated it would take place. This is good timing just before the Easter holidays start. The chalet homes come in four basic models named Matterhorn, Alpenrose, Edelweiss and Reizend.

The Chalet theme homes are modeled after stylized European alpine wood-timbered houses (fachwerhaus). The chalet homes are set on 1024 sq m parcels featuring hills, mountain streams, windmills and more.

The Chalet Linden homes new community center “Die Betrunkene Maus is located in Muehlenbach. This is a great place to hang out with friends and see the seasonal changes. Roughly there is 100 Chalet regions between the Bellisseria continent and the Satori continent. 

View from the edge of Muesli region

Here are the continents below in Second Life as of 31st March 2021. The chalet home regions are not showing on the map however I have highlighted in red where they are located.

OpenLayers Second Life Map

Once the World Map is fixed it will be great to see the visuals of all of the chalet regions and latest SSP regions when zooming in/out. I really hope the lab gets this sorted during April/May 2021 as its been broken since late October 2020.

The next Linden Home theme will be announced after SL18B so most likely in July 2021.

SSP Development Update – 26 March 2021


It’s been a while since I blogged about the latest developments happening over at the SSP regions and I wanted to share the latest updates as of 26th March 2021. The Moles are continuing to add more Stilt homes over at the Bellisseria continent just north east of the log homes area. There has been no ETA on the latest batch of regions for release yet.

It looks like the SSP regions have expanded again recently by ten regions just above the SSP2531 to SSP2500 line. At the moment these SSP regions are not showing up in terms of map tiles/visuals. It’s worth pointing out that this area of the grid is used for the Moles/Lindens to work on upcoming Linden Home themes.

  • SSP2521 to SSP2530 are the newer regions
  • SSP2531 to SSP2500 has been on the grid for some time now

SSPW6 has appeared on the grid north west of the regions above. It’s not clear what W6 means yet. I guess we will have to wait until after the Chalets have been released after SL18B (mid June-early July).

The LH Dev region and LH Dev 2 region there seems to be various developments happening. The LH Dev 2 region is worth keeping your eyes on as it looks like a shopping area of some sort.

There doesn’t seem to be much happening with the nearby LH Dev Final regions below. It looks like these regions are used for testing/creating new homes.

Stay tuned for more updates during April 2021.

Bellisseria Parade Of Homes Video


Pring Productions has uploaded a new video today showcasing many of the beautiful decorated Linden homes over at the Bellisseria continent in Second Life. The video runs for 6 minutes and 32 seconds.

I loved watching this video seeing the lovely interior and exterior designs of the many different types of Linden home theme styles. The video features Traditional, Houseboat, Trailer, Victorian, Log and Stilt homes.

Bellisseria 2nd Anniversary Contest Winners….

  • Halo Rain – Traditional – Adams
  • Evangeline Ling – Houseboat – Evening Star
  • Hope (Birdie Ravenhurst) – Trailer – Williamsburg
  • Bela Tolsen – Victorian – Verne
  • D-VINE Collingwood Finest – Log – Grandview
  • Hedy Heartsong – Stilt – Santiago

Well done to the winners and to the production team for sharing this awesome video.

LH Chalet Demo Region Goes Live


LH Chalet Demo Region Preview

For anyone that is interested in the upcoming release of the Chalet Linden Homes there is one LH Chalet Demo region open to the public at the moment. Come and check it out today.

SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LH%20Chalet%20Demo/126/191/23

According to Patch Linden recently the Chalet Linden Homes (theme #8) release is probably going to happen within the next few weeks at the earliest. The regions have arrived (search for Timberloft) and are now located north east of the Stilt homes area. They are not showing on the Map yet in terms of the visuals.

Some activity going on on the new regions

The next Linden Home theme (#9 & #10) is expected to be announced after SL18B is over which is normally around early July. Patch has said this about the upcoming new theme after Chalets “It will “blow your socks off” and it will be “probably be our most impressive theme to date,” with “unique capabilities unlike any other theme”.

I will blog on the Chalet release when that happens on my blog and other new SSP developments. Stay tuned for that. Exciting times ahead.