Steam has now surpassed its previous record for concurrent players by a significant margin, reaching an impressive 30 million concurrent players today.
According to SteamDB, on October 23, there were approximately 30 million people playing video games at once. Of these people, the most popular ones were Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Lost Ark, Apex Legends, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). Some may argue that not all 30 million players were actively playing a particular title, but they were probably just browsing the Steam Store, chatting in community forums, and more.
With the global health crisis, Steam has seen its concurrent user count get broken over and over. On Thanksgiving weekend 2021, the highest concurrent user count ever recorded was at 27.3 millions. A few short weeks later, it reached 28 million concurrent. And now, after another month of steady growth, it has finally hit the 30 million concurrent user mark for the first time.