Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Breaks Record On Steam

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Breaks Record On Steam

While both do not agree on Dota 2's previous record, 1,291,328 according to SteamCharts, 1,295,114 according to SteamDB, it is interesting to note that this is roughly the same figure that has been reported by Bungie for Destiny 2.

If you're one to go in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and start messing about with the game's code, you should hang up your hacker's hat for now.

The record previously held by Valve's own Dota 2 fell as many expected it to. Overwatch recorded seven million users online in its first week, while League of Legends (which is still the most played PC game in the world) has hit 7.5 million players online.

Over time, PUBG continued to gain ground, eventually rocketing past other chart-toppers like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2, King of the Kill, and of course, Dota 2. The game has sold more than 10 million copies, with the developer Bluehole planning to release an Xbox One version later this year.

If you're interested in specific number crunching, at the peak there were 1,342,857 people all vying for survival at exactly the same time. Let us know, join us on Discord, on our Facebook page, or Twitter.