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PUBG Becomes Most Concurrently Played Game On Steam (Briefly)

by on 08/28/2017
 

Remember when Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds rose to fourth most played game on Steam, bypassing GTA V and coming up on Fallout 4? It has since shattered that record and blown past Counter-Strike as well. How high can it possibly go?

The king of all Steam games, for quite a while now, has been DOTA 2, manufactured by Valve itself. Over the weekend, boosted by still-riding popularity and the Gamescom Invitational tournament, PUBG’s traffic came within digits of surpassing DOTA’s. And at 1:30 AM on August 27, it happened — PUBG bested DOTA and became Steam’s biggest game.

The reign would be short-lived, however — it turned out PUBG now had more players than it could handle.

Once the servers went down, DOTA 2 took the top spot back. But the numbers and trends would suggest it’s only a matter of time at this point before it becomes #2 for a much longer period. Battlegrounds has now sold eight million copies on Steam and its popularity continues to grow.

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