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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds breaks Steam record for most concurrent players on the service

17 September 2017

Even though it was released six month ago, and still remains in early access, Battlegrounds' growth has shown no signs of slowing down. And that's not all. After smashing records all over the place since its release, the multiplayer Battle Royale game has now become the most concurrently played Steam game in the services entire 13-year-long history. All of this, and it's close to breaking the all-time concurrent player record held by Dota 2, however developer Bluehole never expected PUBG to be as successful as it's been.

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Over on Twitter this week, PlayerUnknown proudly shared the stats for players banned for cheating in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

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Earlier this month, the game's creator and director announced PUBG had already sold over 10 million copies. According to Greene, the studio thought that a number between 200,000 and 300,000 was a more appropriate amount for the game's first year. Greene said: "A lot of the [internal team], they really couldn't believe it".

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Those are some killer figures for both Steam and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Have many of you encountered foul play during a round of PUBG? And that's where you will have a great chance to live in one "giant" map, along with hundreds of other players where, as you know, the victor will be the last survivor.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds breaks Steam record for most concurrent players on the service