1,024,845 concurrent players were playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Steam is one of the most popular digital stores for games, and it has set a new record in terms of concurrent users. It might be possible because of Coronavirus enforced quarantine. According to a post from SteamDB, a third party tracker, and Steam’s stats also verifies it that there were 20 million concurrent online users on the platform around 8 pm IST, on 15th March. It is the highest number of concurrent users ever recorded on Steam. The Twitter post also says that this might be possible as the coronavirus pandemic that made the people stay indoors. Last month’s record was 18.8 million users.
The data is provided by Steam’s statistics tracker that shows a peak of 20,313,476 concurrent users around 8 pm on 15th March. A tweet posted by SteamDB says that there were 6.2 million players in the game at the same time, and it also added that the reason behind this might be that people are staying at home because of the Coronavirus.
IGN said that the previous record for concurrent users on Steam was around 18,801,944 in last month. So, it means that the new record adds more than 1 million concurrent users.
The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive had 1,024,845 concurrent players at its peak, which was followed by 701,632 players on Dota 2. The Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds reached at a point of 515,050 concurrent players. Some other games on this list were Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Grand Theft Auto V, and Destiny 2.
Because of Coronavirus, many companies said their employees to work from their homes to stop a large number of people from gathering in one place. Movie theatres, colleges, and some other areas that have a large public gathering are also shut down.