Steam Breaks Its Own Concurrent Record as 30 Million Users Were Online at One Time This Weekend

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Steam has once again broken its own concurrent record as this weekend saw over 30 million users online at one time.

As revealed by SteamDB, 30,032,005 players were online on Sunday, October 23, and the top five games being played consisted of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Lost Ark, Apex Legends, and PUBG: Battlegrounds. Not all 30 million players were in a game, as many could have been browsing the store, chatting in communities, and more.

Counter-Strike was far and away the winner of the weekend with a peak of around 1.05 million concurrent players. Dota 2’s peak was around 750,000, and then there was a decent dropoff as the next highest was PUBG’s 442,148 peak.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Steam has seen it record of concurrent users get broken over and over again. Over Thanksgiving weekend 2021, the peak was at 27.3 million and a few months later it saw that number reach 28 million. It has fluctuated between those numbers, but this is the first time it has crossed the 30 million mark.

With Steam Decks becoming more readily available and Cyberpunk 2077 having a bit of a renaissance where over one million players were jumping into Night City each day, Steam has had some high highs these past few months.

This record may not stand for long, as the holiday season and Steam’s upcoming Autumn Sale (November 22-29) and Winter Sale (December 22 – January 5) will undoubtedly draw even more players to the platform.


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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for . You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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