In a record-breaking weekend, popular game distribution platform Steam saw 32 million concurrent online users and surpassed 10 million concurrent in-game players for the first time.
According to SteamDB, Steam surpassed previous user milestones by reaching 10,082,055 active in-game players and 32,186,301 concurrent online users on Saturday, January 7th.
During this new peak of concurrent players, the most played game was Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with over 1.05 million players, followed by Dota 2 with over 750,000 players, and PUBG: Battlegrounds with over 440K players. While a significant portion of users spent time in Valve classics, battle royale games such as Apex Legends contributed to the record as productions that managed to attract players.
Steam has reached 10 million concurrent in-game players for the first time, as well as 32 million concurrently online users today.https://t.co/D6WDHbz0B4 pic.twitter.com/rbRabSCLye— SteamDB (@SteamDB) January 7, 2023
Steam has increasingly set records for concurrent online users since the start of the global Covid-19 pandemic. By March 2020, the platform broke the all-time record for concurrent users with 20,313,451. Another record was broken on November 26, 2022. On that date, Steam had increased to a new record of 31.3 million users.