PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has continued to grow and grow in popularity since its launch into Steam Early Access earlier this year, and the game shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
PUBG recently soared past the 800,000 concurrent players mark, leaving it second only to Valves DOTA 2. However for the first time, PUBG has surpassed the MOBA heavyweight, making it the most played game on Steam.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds reached a peak total of 877,844 players, over 30,000 more than DOTA 2 peaked on the same day. While DOTA 2 has, at the time of writing at least, retaken its crown at the top of the standings, this marks a huge milestone given DOTA 2’s dominance at the top of the standings. The information was released by PlayerUnknown himself on Twitter.
DOTA 2 still holds the record for concurrent players, having before peaked over 1 million, yet with the ever-growing popularity of PUBG, especially with events such as the Gamescom Invitational happening before the game even leaves Early Access, DOTA 2’s record could well be broken in the not so distant future.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is set for release on Xbox One, with details of a PlayStation 4 release still unknown. We recently also got a look at the games upcoming Desert Map, but there is currently no word on when this will be released to players.