This weekend PlayerUnknown revealed that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has become the most played non-Valve game on Steam.
PUBG is now the record holder for the highest peak player count on Steam for a non-Valve game beating out the likes of Fallout 4 and Grand Theft Auto V. PUBG hit 481,219 peak concurrent players in July 2017, surpassing the previous record of 471,955 held by Fallout 4 since its launch in November 2015.
Earlier in July it surpassed GTA 5’s record of 360,761 which it achieved during its launch in April 2015.
We now hold the record for the highest peak player count of any non-Valve game! GG WP everyone <3 pic.twitter.com/cHjXPeSE8p
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) July 30, 2017
Pretty much any record on the Steam concurrent user list is always topped by Valve’s own two games, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive which hit 850,485 in April 2016 and DOTA 2 which hit 1.29 million in March 2016.
However it’s always impressive to see games, especially new entries like PUBG, surpass the other non-Valve titles. Though it’s still a long way from beating DOTA or CS:GO.