Over 25 million of us were at the same time online on Steam this weekend
Valve has once again smashed its own record for the most concurrent users on its Steam platform – only this time, it’s done it two times in a single day.
As our buddies at PC Player reported over the weekend, SteamDB reported a brand-new concurrent peak of 25,415,080 concurrent users on the service the other day, January 2, 2021, breaching the 25 million turning point for the extremely very first time.
Just a few hours ago, though – however still within the exact same 24-hour period – Steam has now beaten that with 25,418,674 synchronised users, 7.2 countless which were actively dipping into the time.
Steam’s upward pattern started in January when Chinese nationals started to self-isolate at the start of the COVID-19 crisis. On February second, Steam’s previous record of 18,537,490 users – embeded in January 2018 – was surpassed, smashing the existing record by a remarkable 300,000 to peak at 18,801,944 gamers. It’s gone on to be broken a number of times considering that, including a weekend in March which saw numbers breach 20 million for the very first time, and then 22 million simply a week later on.
As we reported prior to the holidays, Cyberpunk 2077 was briefly the brand-new most-played game on Steam, surpassing the similarity Dota 2 and CS: GO with over one million concurrent gamers, despite the fact that it’s simply single-player.
Not just does this mean that Cyberpunk 2077 surpassed multiplayer giants like Dota 2 and CS: GO, but it likewise set another concurrent gamer record on Steam for the most-played single-player game. As SteamDB showed at the time, Cyberpunk 2077 peaking at simply over 1,000,000 active gamers on Steam, putting it head and shoulders above both Terraria, which held the previous record at 490,000 players, and Fallout 4 at 473,000 gamers.