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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Reaches Highest Peak Player Count on Steam for a Non-Valve Game

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Another indicator of this game’s massive success.

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG as many know it as, has taken the gaming world by storm. Despite still being in early access, the game has been consistently at the top of Steam’s bestseller list, and it was recently reported that over 4 million copies of the game were sold in just three months. Now, it’s even got another milestone under its belt.

Yesterday, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds reached it’s highest all-time peak player count yet, and at 481,291, it’s the highest peak for a non-Valve game on Steam. This is an astronomical feat for the game, really showing just how popular it is right now. It’s got some ways to go before it overtakes CS:GO’s 850,000 or Dota 2’s 1.2 million, but maybe at some point we’ll see it become the king of Steam.


The previous record holder was Fallout 4, and PUBG beat it out by a whole 10,000 players. Many of the title holders on this list are launch-day numbers, having never reached this peak again. It keeps seeming like Battlegrounds will reach the very peak of its popularity, but that day seems to never come – the mountain is just getting higher. And with a console version coming very soon, as well as a new desert map, the player-count will just keep going up.

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