Yesterday’s peak of 24,776,635 simultaneous users is a new record.
For the sixth time this year, Steam has set its own record with the highest number of simultaneous players ever recorded on Steam.
Millions of people were blocked when Steam saw an unprecedented number of players returning online at the same time when the pandemic first surged. To date, the largest number of simultaneous players seen on Steam was 22 million users.
Today, according to SteamDB (thanks, PC Gamer), Valve’s PC platform hit a record high with 24,776,635 concurrent users joining the service yesterday.
As of this writing, that number has dropped to 22.6 million, but it’s still above the latest record of 22 million. It’s only speculation, but the combination of cold weather, the blockade of the pandemic, and the release of Cyberpunk 2077 are all believed to have influenced the numbers.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the record of 18.5 million simultaneous players, originally set to PUBG’s popularity in January 2018, has been broken several times. On February 2, a new high of 18.8m was set when China was blocked before and after the Chinese New Year, and just a week later, it was set again when 19.1m came online when the CNY was extended. I did.
When Europe was blocked in March, Steam set another new record on March 15 when we were online at 20.3m. On the 20th, this was defeated again-21.1 million people were online at the same time-and that record topped again on March 21, 2020.