PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds continues to confirm as the record break game. After reaching the impressive number of 10 million copies sold exclusively on Windows platform, and now the game has set a new record for the number of logged users at the same time on Steam has recorded its peak of access since its debut.
With 1,342,857 active players, PlayerUnknown’s Battleground is the new King of Steam, surpassing the previous peak gained by DOTA 2. The result is definitely impressive, especially if you consider that DOTA 2, unlike PUB, is available free of charge on Steam. In addition, the famous FPS is still in early access, so the title is not technically complete.
PlayerUnknown’s twitter account on Saturday tweeted that the game had 1,342,857 players online at the same time, yet again surpassing games like Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which recorded 1,295,114 and 854,801 players at the time, respectively. This comes after it was reported last month that the game 877,844 concurrent players on Steam, beating Dota 2.
The available data also allow us to notice a very interesting fact that almost 10% of Steam’s players played PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in the reference period. The result can only confirm the tremendous success that the title has been collected in recent months and is hoping for the warm welcome it might receive from Xbox One users, who will be able to purchase it from this fall.
A game as big as Battlegrounds would naturally attract some bad seeds and Eurogamer reports that the game has banned over 150,000 cheaters since its launch, out of which 8,000 were banned in a single 24-hour period. This is a substantial jump since last month when Bluehole Creative Director Brendan Greene tweeted that around 50,000 cheaters had been removed.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has also reached a milestone by beating non-Valve games in hours spent daily on Steam. This is largely due to record sales on Steam, selling over 10 million copies since its launch in March. Despite being relatively new, the game has managed to eat away the audience for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which is one of the biggest games on Steam.