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Battlegrounds becomes 2nd most-played game on Steam

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (or PUBG, as it’s known) was the most-played game on Steam this weekend. Beating out long-time favourites like CS:GO and DOTA 2, PUBG sat atop the concurrent user list with 877,844 players online at the same time.

Takeaways:

  • 863,708 people were all playing PUBG, on Steam, at the same time this weekend.
  • DOTA 2 still holds the all-time record, with 1,291,328 concurrent players.
  • PUBG still hasn’t technically been released. The early access title has been available to purchase since March 2017.

It’s pretty incredible to see such a new game become so established in such a short amount of time and with such a small budget behind it.

This is all happening before the game’s official release and before it’s available on PS4 or Xbox One. One can only imagine how many players will be playing PUBG in a year’s time. Winner, winner. Chicken dinner.

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