PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds officially more popular than every non-Valve game on Steam

Matt Sayer 1 August 2017 NEWS


Look out CS:GO, PlayerUnknown is coming to get you.

In news that's sure to surprise no one at all, the monstrously popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has parachuted into Steam's record books by boasting the highest peak player count of any game not attached to the Valve name. During the month of July, PUBG's concurrent player count hit a whopping 481,291, edging out Fallout 4 and even managing to one-up the phenomenon that is Grand Theft Auto V.

Only Valve's own Counter-Strike: GO and Dota 2 have PUBG beat, which is a tremendous achievement for a game that's only been out for a little over four months. Still, with CS:GO nearly doubling PUBG's count at 850,485 and Dota 2 smashing that with nearly 1.3 million, the humble Battle Royale game has a whole lot of work ahead of it if it wants to claim the number-one spot.


In other promising PUBG news, developer Bluehole Inc. recently confirmed that the game has sold over 6 million copies worldwide despite still being in Early Access. In honour of that success, Bluehole will be teaming up with the ESL to host the first official PUBG tournament at Gamescom 2017.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is scheduled to leave Early Access on PC later this year, with a release on Xbox One coming shortly after.

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