Today PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds achieved the highest concurrent users on Steam with almost 900,000 players, beating out Counter-Strike: Global Offensive by over 300,000 players, and DOTA 2 by a slim 40,000.
Recent numbers released by analysts NewZoo suggest that 25.4% of core PC gamers are playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and it also appears to a game players keep playing while playing other games. Indeed, the upward trajectory of the game means that it may well end up topping the 1 million concurrent player mark before too long.
The rise of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has become something of a legend by now. The game is still in Early Access, so who knows what kinds of numbers it will hit when it finally releases. The game attracted 90,000 new players in July, and another 130,000 in August.
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Late last month, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds crossed a major milestone and obtained the highest peak player count of a non-Valve game on Steam, behind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2.
Dota 2 still holds the all-time record at a hefty 1,291,328 players back in March of previous year, but Battleground's meteoric rise up the charts remains impressively shocking, especially for a battle royale-style game that can be traced back to an ARMA 2 mod. Now only available on PC, Battlegrounds is also slated to arrive on Xbox One as part of the console's Game Preview program later this year.