Battlegrounds surpasses 3M concurrent players on Steam
Fresh out of Early Access, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has surpassed 3 million concurrent players.
And while the game also made its console debut on Xbox One earlier this month, this latest milestone was crossed by players logging on solely on the Steam version of the game.
Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene tweeted out the accomplishment, sharing that the game had peaked at 3.1 million worldwide players on Steam earlier today.
This comes just one week after PUBG Corp. announced that the Xbox One launch had helped the game reach over 30 million lifetime players.
At 3.1 million concurrent players, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds all but cements its lead as the most concurrently played game on Steam. Previously, Dota 2 had held that record with 1.29 million players, but PUBG dethroned Valve’s MOBA in September and has continued to gain momentum since.
OVER 3 MILLION!! Thank you all for helping us reach this amazing milestone! GG WP everybody <3 pic.twitter.com/twUQkSkP5U— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) December 29, 2017
Aside from concurrent players, PUBG also reached a second notable milestone today. BattlEye, the anti-cheat service used by the game, notes that a grand total of 1.5 million PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players have now been banned in the game’s 9 month lifetime.