So many people played games in late October 2022 that the number of simultaneous players reached over 30 million for the first time and broke the Steam concurrent player count record.
According to Eurogamer, SteamDB has revealed that the number of concurrent online gamers on Steam hit an all-‐record high of 30,032 million during the weekend, breaking the previous record that was set back in March 2022.
It was no real shock to see a record number of people online as the Steam player count soared last week. In the past weeks, some big launches for gamers have been seen, including Fallout 76, Batman: Arkham VR, and the PC version of Persona 5 Royal.
With over one million concurrent gamers, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was the most popular game on Steam. And with so many games launching at once, including the latest Call of Duty title, many can’t help but wonder if we’ll see another Steam user base milestone this year.
Steam Deck Fueling New Players
One of the reasons there has been an increase in the number of concurrent Steam users is Valve’s new handheld game console, Steam Deck.
Additionally, remember that Steam counts its users as “active” even if they’re browsing the store or Steam communities. Thus, it is safe to assume that some of those 30 million people were not actively using their accounts at any time during that period.
Steam has broken its previous records for concurrent players, indicating that the PC gaming market continues to grow at an impressive rate. According to new PlayerCounter statistics, more people are playing games on Steam than at any point in its history.
What Games Helped Set The Record
The top 10 most played games on Steam caused the record breaker. Counter Strike Global Offensive (CSGO) reigns supreme, with over 760,00 active gamers playing at any given moment. Dota 2 comes next, with over 670,000 people actively playing the MOBA at any given moment.
The popular battle royale title Fortnite is third, with over 1,500,000 people playing at any given moment, closely trailed by Call of Duty Black Ops 4, with over 550,000 people playing at once. Then we have the popular survival shooter Left 4 Dead 3, with over 500,000 active gamers. Finally, there is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) title, with over 400,000 excited gamers.
New Steam Concurrent Player Count Record On The Way?
If they’re able to keep up their current pace of growth, they might be able to hit 133 million MAUs sometime next year.
With its new 30 million daily concurrent users, Steam Powered could be pushed into the 135 million mark, possibly even higher, as the gaming industry grows on the strength of continued game sales and steady time spent playing up-and-coming titles.