Steam, the PC gaming marketplace and launching platform, host all sorts of publically-facing player data. One of the more interesting points is the peak concurrent player list.
That list indicates the top records for the number of people playing each game at once. The top two titles have a ridiculous lead, and they’re both Valve-made. They are Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
What about that third spot? Until April 2016, it was held by Grand Theft Auto V. That’s when Fallout 4 released and grabbed the spot, but its numbers quickly fell. Now, Fallout 4 has been replaced by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).
PUBG achieved its peak concurrent player count of 481,291 people this July, and that number is only set to grow as the title’s popularity improves and the developers make it more stable.
The number 2 seat, though, is held by Counter-Srike: GO with a whopping record of 850,485 players playing at once. I’m not sure PUBG can get there. Stay tuned.