Steam Hits 20 Million Concurrent Players for the first time ever


Coronavirus boosts Steam to break all-time concurrent players: peaking at over 20 million.

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, millions of people are forced to stay inside. People are working from home trying to minimize public gatherings and avoid the crowd. As a result, they are spending more time on their computers- playing video games.

Steam Stats

According to steam’s official stats, on March 15, Steam reached a peak of over 20 million players logged in- 20,313,476 to be precise. Breaking its previous concurrent user record of around 18,801,944, which was set just a month ago.

Also See: Full Specs of Xbox Series X revealed

With a peak of 6.2 million players actively playing in-game, more people than ever are using Valve’s digital gaming platform. This translated steam’s most popular games to also set new concurrent players records. Recently, CSGO passed 1 million players for the first time ever, while DOTA 2, PUBG, and R6S all seeing a rise in player count.

Recently with WHO declaring coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, precaution level across the globe is getting stricter. With increasing numbers of school closures being announced this means more people will be getting on their gaming rigs, so the records are predicted to rise further in the coming weeks.

Also See: Fanmade concept takes Apex Legends UI to the next level


Riot Games plans to bring Volibear into a healthy, sustainable spot with patch 10.12 buffs

More Volibear buffs, bug fixes, and misc updates are incoming in the upcoming patch 10.12 in order to make his more healthy,...

Riot Games revealed 2020 Champion Roadmap featuring new jungler, assassin, and marksman

Buckle Up League of Legends fans, Riot Games is introducing three new champions in the 2020 Champion Roadmap featuring new jungler, assassin,...

Dr. Mundo Rework confirmed by Riot Games, hitting live servers in 2021

After Fiddlesticks and Volibear's rework, Riot Games confirms the next champion to get rework is Dr. Mundo. Today, on...

4 Microsoft Game Studios games on Steam’s Top Seller

4 of previously Xbox/Microsoft Store games is making it big on Steam. After a disappointing and a rough first...