On Jan 2, Steam began its year 2021 by breaking its own record for the number of players connected simultaneously. According to data from SteamDB, Valve’s platform had peaked at 25 million players.
A record that must already be forgotten, since, always according to SteamDB, the new record is 26.4 million players connected at the same time on the platform. This peak would have been reached on Sunday February 7, knowing that of those 26.4 million, about 7.3 were playing.
This record is to be attributed to the behemoths which occupy the ranking of the most played games, and among which we find Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the Chinese phenomenon Tale of Immortal, Apex Legends, Grand Theft Auto V, Team Fortress 2, Rust, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. While the numbers are staggering, watching Steam break its own record is commonplace. Over the past 14 months, the record for the number of simultaneously connected players has been broken eight times counting the last one.
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