PUBG Hits 900,000 Concurrent Players on Steam, Draws Closer to 1 Million

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is closer than ever before to marking one of its biggest achievements since entering early access on Steam.

The online battle royale experience has managed to cross 900,000 concurrent players on the digital platform. At the time of writing, the figure stands at 954,533 and is the highest peak reached in the day for any game. In addition, PUBG is leading in terms of current players, surpassing both Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2.

Stepping past the 900,000 threshold is certainly an achievement but one that the game first managed to obtain on the weekend by registering 936,020 concurrent players. The added improvement in such a short span of time and taking place on a weekday is truly amazing.

Hence, PUBG is paving way to reach the milestone of 1 million concurrent players on Steam. Dota 2 is the only game on the platform to have ever done that in the past, reaching over 1.2 million players last year. Based on the current trend, it would not be surprising to see PUBG becoming the second game to hit 1 million concurrent players on Steam before the end of the week.

It was only last week when creator Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene confirmed that PUBG had become the top game on Steam by racking up over 800,000 concurrent players for the first time. It has only taken a week to add another 100,000 players to that figure.

PUBG has been in early access for over five months and has sold eight million copies so far. For a week last month, it surpassed League of Legends to become the second-most watched game on Twitch.