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Steam sets new record for concurrent users, over 17 million Steam users online simultaneously

Yesterday, Steam set a new record for concurrent users as there were 17,686,886 Steam users online at the same time. The previous 15 million milestone we reported was back in September (obviously we missed the 16 million record). Moreover, it appears that Steam is nearing the 18 million milestone.

According to Steam’s graphs, PlayersUnknown: Battlegrounds was the game with the most concurrent players. Bluehole’s battle royale game was almost able to hit 3 million concurrent players. The second game with the most concurrent players was DOTA 2 which did not hit the one million goal. For what it’s worth, DOTA 2’s lifetime concurrent players peak was 1,291,328.

The third most played game was Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, followed by Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and Team Fortress 2. Warframe was in sixth place, followed by Rocket League and Grand Theft Auto V. And in the last two places (for the Top 10), we find ARK: Survival Evolved and Football Manager 2018.

It will be interesting to see whether Steam will manage to surpass 18 million concurrent users in 2017. Let’s not forget that December will undoubtedly boost its numbers with all the new deals and offers. Furthermore, we are almost certain that PlayersUnknown: Battlegrounds will surpass 3 million concurrent players in December. After all, Bluehole will fully release the game next month.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more!

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." Contact: Email