After setting numerous records for simultaneous players throughout the year, Steam launched another milestone in 2021. For the first time in store history, 25 million users have been activated at one time.
According to SteamDB, the latest peak of 25,333,066 was recorded just over an hour ago at the time of writing. This is above the previous 24,776,635 count set just a few weeks ago. Obviously, everyone has played a lot of video games during the holidays. Since the blockade spread in March and April, breaking records many times over the weeks, the number of concurrent users has never been higher.
Among the games that contribute to this, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is still at the top of the mountain, hosting over a million players alone. Dota 2 and PUBG also play a role, with MOBA and battle royale games bringing a total of 1 million at today’s peak. Cyberpunk 2077 has dropped significantly from its record launch, with over 200,000 people hanging there. Grand Theft Auto V and Rainbow Six Siege follow the top ten, each with over 100,000.
Stardew Valley is on the verge of breaking the 100,000 mark this week. With the 1.5 update, old and new players will join the farming game. The Apex Legends Fight Night Collection event, which begins next week, may push it towards some form or form of record.
If you’re looking for a reason to enter Valve’s store, the Steam Winter Sale is still going on for a few days. Our GOTY2020 list covers the latest and absolute best games offered.
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