Steam Sets a New Record With 20 Million Users

  • AUTHOR: anam
  • POSTED ON: March 18, 2020

Coronavirus has limited most of us to our homes and therefore, finding indoor activities has become all too necessary. Visible by the smashing Steam record of 20,313,451 users online at once, the video game service has set a new high. 

Source: The Game Spot

The site revealed the information when they first experienced more than 20 million online users, with 6.4 million actively playing their favourite video games.

Source: Twitter

Steam has previously set similar records, with the recent one being 19 million users online together just last month. But the fact that the previous record has been broken in such a limited time is remarkable.

Obviously, we don’t owe it to any updates in the service because no changes have been made in the last few weeks. It’s just the executive orders of social distancing that are causing people to log in and get all the in-house entertainment they can.

Source: Kit Guru

The game that remained popular among those 20 million users was Counter-strike: Global Offensive, and it reached an all-time high of 10,24,845 concurrent players. Dota 2 with 701,632 and PUBG with 515,050 fell close behind making these three the most played games during the weekend.

Source: Tech Spot

As NewYork City Mayor, Bill de Blasio has now announced the closure of nightclubs, movie theatres and concerts, Steam is expecting more and more users. All the services like Netflix, Steam, and EBooks etc. that people can enjoy without leaving their houses have seen a sharp increase in the past few weeks and with the current situation, it might remain so for the next couple of weeks too.

Updated March 18, 2020
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