PUBG Crosses 2 Million Peak Concurrent Players

PUBG Crosses 2 Million Peak Concurrent Players

Choo choo, this train doesn't stop.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds continues to break records. A few days ago, we reported that PUBG was close to reaching over 2 million concurrent players. Well today, it finally happened, with a peak current player count of 2,016,498. That's far beyond the next highest title, Dota 2, which sits at 636,672 for the day.

The number is even more impressive when you realize the PUBG only crossed the 1 million concurrent player mark in early September. When it comes to the total number of players that own the game on Steam, the last official number was 13 million, but SteamSpy points to a total around 16 million. All of this is far above publisher Bluehole's original expectations for the game, which was around 200,000 or 300,000 copies sold in the first year.

Dota 2 is also the second-place holder for the record of most concurrent players. Valve's MOBA has an all-time high of 1.2 million, putting PUBG well ahead.

PUBG is still in Steam Early Access, though the full release is planned before the end of 2017. The game is also coming to Xbox One, though Bluehole has not committed to a firm release date on the platform.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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