Ever since it’s early access release in March of this year, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has taken a hold of the gaming world. It seems as though anyone with a PC has been playing it for months with no end in sight. The game has even managed to stay around the top of the most viewed twitch games.
That popularity is now more apparent than ever. In a recent tweet from PlayerUnknown himself, it was revealed that PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds has taken the No. 4 spot for steams peak concurrent player numbers, now at 382,561 players. The previous holder of that No. 4 spot was none other than GTA V, now at 360,761 players, which is definitely a huge milestone for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and further testament to the popularity of the game.
Trying to achieve that No. 3 spot over Fallout 4, at 471,955 players, is certainly something I see PUBG achieving in the near future. However, taking over CS:GO and especially Dota 2, at 1,292,328 players, is a goal that may take much more time.
The road ahead for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will undoubtedly push those concurrent numbers. More weapons are sure to be released, more extensive customization options have recently been talked about, and two new maps should come out along with the official release later this year in Q4.
Shortly after surpassing GTA V for the 4th place spot, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has gone even further and taken over Fallout 4. At 481,291 peak players, PUBG now has the highest concurrent player count of any non Valve game. Their peak number went up by 100,000 in 2 weeks, and is surely going to be a contender for that CS:GO spot.