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PUBG smashes Dota 2’s only remaining Steam record


In April this year, we published the very first article about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on MWEB GameZone. I give you one guess what the article was about. Yes, the game was breaking a Steam record; “Battlegrounds continues to break records and you should play it.” It's now six months later, and PUBG is still making headlines about breaking some Steam record. This thing is a monster.

Since July 17, we've reported that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds added six records to its name, with the most important being overtaking Dota 2 for most concurrent users on Steam, and selling 10 million copies – while still only in Early Access!

The latest record, lucky number seven, is smashing the last remaining Steam milestone; that of most all-time concurrent players which was held by Dota 2. Below is the top 10 games for most concurrent players on Steam, courtesy of Steam Charts.

Steam Charts – Top Records Concurrent Players

  1. 1,348,374 concurrent players milestone by PUBG recorded on 16 September 2017
  2. 1,291,328 concurrent players milestone by Dota 2 recorded in March 2016
  3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 850,485 in Apr 2016    
  4. Fallout 4: 471,955 in Nov 2015    
  5. Grand Theft Auto V: 360,761 in Apr 2015
  6. PAYDAY 2: 247,628 in June 2017   
  7. No Man's Sky: 212,321 in Aug 2016
  8. Sid Meier's Civilization VI: 162,314 in Oct 2016
  9. Left 4 Dead 2: 161,590 in December 2013
  10. Terraria: 158,947 in June 2015

I am completely baffled by PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds success, it is a gaming phenomenon, and just as I think the fad reached a tipping point, I have to report a new record. It is clearly not a fad, but an enormous success, and it is here to stay.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is currently available in Steam Early Access, with a full release planned for later this year, as well as the Xbox One Preview Program release.

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Lola puts the cobalt back in all things blue. An active, but odd master of the unorthodox, with more than three decades of sore thumbs under her belt. Oh cat! Writer at Glitched Africa
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