And the battle for the best battle royale game has heated up. A couple of minutes ago, Epic Games revealed that Fortnite: Battle Royale passed ten million total players. And almost simultaneously, Bluehole Studio revealed that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has set a new record for concurrent players on Steam.
According to the company, and Steam’s stats, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has passed two million concurrent players. As such, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the only game that has hit the two million goal for concurrent players.
Not only that, but Bluehole Studio was able to achieve this in just a month. Back in September, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds set a new record with 1,348,025 players online at the same time. In order to give you an idea, DOTA 2’s lifetime concurrent players peak was 1,291,328. And in just a month, Bluehole’s battle royale game has surpassed two million players online at the same time.
OVER TWO MILLION!! Thank you all, once again, for your continued support <3 pic.twitter.com/Gf9DEjuhBv
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) October 11, 2017
It’s also worth noting that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is only available on the PC and in Early Access (at least for now). On the other hand, Epic’s Fortnite is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
But anyway, this is great news for all battle royale fans as it will show publishers – and developers – that there is a big marker for this kind of games. Let’s just hope that future battle royale games won’t be plagued by loot boxes.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”