PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Breaks A Player-Count Record On Steam

by Jared Koncsol on Jul 31, 2017 at 12:41 PM

The developer of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds announced that the game now holds the highest peak player count of any non-Valve game on Steam. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds overtook Fallout 4 as number three on the leaderboard in July, with more than 481,000 concurrent players.

At third on the list, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds sits behind the behemoth numbers of Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with peaks of 1,291,328 and 850,485 respectively. Although it has accomplished quite the feat in cracking the top three, it will have to nearly triple its peak player count to claim the number one spot.

The full game is scheduled to be released in Q4 of 2017, following a delay announcement in early July. Check out Javy's column, The Virtual Life, where he discusses his experience with the game.


Our Take
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has made the news plenty lately with its constant updates and remarkable sales for an early access title, so it'll be interesting to see the culmination of the game's success once it finally gets a full release.