Steam Cracks 25 Million Concurrent Users To Celebrate The New Year

Congratulations, Valve.

As of 2nd January 2021, Steam’s all-time peak concurrent connected user count has broken the 25 million mark (via SteamDB). The actual number is 25,415,080.

For reference, 8.1 million gamers were in-game in March 2020. So which games caused this 25 million all-time peak?

  • Counter-Strike GO, which is currently at 1 million players.
  • Dota 2, which is at 691,000 players right now.
  • PUBG at 400,000 players.
  • Single-player games like the CRPG Cyberpunk 2077 and Stardew Valley contributing at the top 15.
  • Other multiplayer titles like GTA 5 (the online bit) and Rainbow Six: Siege also taking up their top 10 spaces.

2020 is generally a great time for games since everyone’s mostly confined at home with not much to do. Hence, PC games that do not require a high-end desktop or laptop to run like the first three games mentioned. 2021 is probably going to be the same if the COVID-19 situation doesn’t change, so don’t act too shocked if that 25 million count doubles in the next six months.

Author: Mr Toffee

Jonathan "Mr Toffee" Leo is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion.

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