PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds breaks Steam record for most concurrent players

Adam Westlake - Sep 17, 2017, 7:00 am CDT
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds breaks Steam record for most concurrent players

Steam‘s all-time record for the most concurrent players has been broken by the game that almost everyone is talking about these days: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Even though it was released six month ago, and still remains in early access, Battlegrounds‘ growth has shown no signs of slowing down. The multiplayer shooter has become one of Twitch’s most-viewed games, and just last week it reached the 1 million concurrent players milestone on Steam.

On Saturday, however, Battlegrounds surpassed that number by a huge margin. The game saw 1,348,374 concurrent users, topping the previous record set by Valve’s Dota 2, which had 1,291,328 users at once back in March 2016. These figures come from the stat-tracking site Steam Charts, and the official Battlegrounds Twitter account was quick to boast of the achievement.

With the game having grown this popular while still in early access, not to mention selling over 10 million copies, you’d think developer Bluehole Studio would be ready to push out the final release. Unfortunately that’s not the case, as the full game has been pushed back to the end of the year on PC, with the Xbox One version following shortly after.

Once Battlegrounds is finally out, you can bet its player base will only increase, meaning the game likely isn’t finished setting records for concurrent users.

SOURCE Steam Charts

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