Steam reaches 30 million users online; See most played games | games

Steam set a record for concurrent users last week (23), with more than 30 million players online on the platform. According to SteamDB, a third-party website that collects statistics from the digital store, the exact number was 30,032,005 users, Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is the most played title with 1.05 million players. It’s worth noting that the count included both gameplay players and those who used other software services such as chat and communities.

In addition to CS:GO, other games such as DOTA 2 with 750,000 players and PUBG: Battlegrounds with more than 440,000 players were responsible for the store’s high activity. Electronic Arts’ competitive multiplayer Apex Legends and Studio Wildcard’s Ark: Survival Evolved Survival game also made the top 5. Check out all the most played games below.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was the most played game on the Steam digital store, reaching a record 30 million concurrent users — Photo: Reproduction/Steam

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1. Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)

Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is an evolution of the traditional Counter-Strike game, a competitive first-person tactical shooter in which two teams face each other over several rounds. On the one hand, a terrorist group with hostages or bombs; On the other hand, the participants of the counter-terrorist task force, who are trying to carry out rescue operations and defuse explosives. The game is free to play and also got a Battle Royale mode in 2018 called Danger Zone.

2. Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2)

DOTA 2, or Defense of the Ancients 2, is a free-to-play multiplayer game developed by Valve. It pits two teams of 5 players against powerful heroes across the map as their armies march towards the enemy’s bases.

The first game in the series started out as a Warcraft 3 mod, but soon became its own game. Along with League of Legends and other titles, the game is responsible for popularizing the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre.

DOTA 2 has become the reference game among MOBAs, popularizing the genre along with League of Legends — Photo: Reproduction/Steam

PUBG: Battlegrounds, or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds by Krafton, Inc, is also one of the pioneers of the Battle Royale genre. The game invented and popularized several concepts, such as dumping 100 players on an island with no equipment; finding weapons for survival; A map that has a constantly shrinking safe area and uses noise to detect the position of opponents. The game is currently free-to-play and has some strong competitors like Call of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends and Fortnite.

PUBG: Battlegrounds was one of the first Battle Royale games and popularized many concepts of the genre — Photo: Reproduction/Steam

In addition to the popularity of the games mentioned above, more factors may have contributed to Steam’s new record. Including the return of the Call of Duty franchise with the Modern Warfare 2 campaign, pre-released to pre-order customers; In the last days, The Sims 4 (Base) is available for free; New Cyberpunk 2077 updates and increased interest in indie title Vampire Survivors. Below, see the ranking of the most played games on Steam right now.

Steam: Most Played Games

match Peak players today
Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) 1,048,548
DOTA 2 (Defense of the Ancients 2) 752 713
PUBG: Battlegrounds 436 927
Apex Legends 324 293
the lost ark 214 493
GTA 5 (Grand Theft Auto V) 161 582
Naraka: Bladepoint 118 321
Rust 109 391
Team Castle 2 97 367
The Sims 4 96 328

along with information Eurogamer, SteamDB

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