Fallout 4 beats GTA 5’s record of most concurrent Steam users

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 08:48 GMT By Sherif Saed

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Mere hours after launch, Fallout 4 has climbed up all the way to top of the Steam charts, sitting in third place behind Dota 2.

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Fallout 4 went live in most parts of the world overnight. That includes the PC version – which, according to Steam’s own stats, is currently the most-played non-Valve game on the service.

Earlier this morning, it was second only to Dota 2, Fallout 4 and as of 3.43pm ET, it has hit 441,947 today with CSGO sitting back in the number one spot.

Back in April, when the PC version of GTA 5 launched, it climbed to the same spot, but peaked with considerably less players at 196,700.

For Fallout 4, this number encompasses all the copies sold, because all of them come with a Steam code, and users need a Steam account to play it. The game’s disc version doesn’t even contain the full game.

GTA 5, on the other hand, doesn’t rely on Steam, as you just need Rockstar’s Social Club launcher to run the game. That means GTA 5’s numbers only cover those who bought the game on Steam.

Fallout 4 and its season pass, currently also occupy the first and second spots on Steam’s Top Sellers list respectively.

These numbers will likely grow, as Skyrim – a nearly four-year-old game, is always present in Steam’s top 15.