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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds surpasses GTA 5's peak concurrent player count on Steam, and Fallout 4 is next

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is not only an incredibly popular game, it's beginning to dethrone other juggernauts from Steam's all-time peak players list.

The game now occupies the No.4 slot on the list of Steam's most played games. This list includes historical, concurrent player numbers and not sales.

Battlegrounds' peak concurrent players record was achieved this week at 382,561 players, overtaking GTA 5's 360,761. The game is already on track to reach Fallout 4's 471,955 and become the third most popular title after Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Creator Brendan ‘Playerunknown’ Greene announced the milestone to his Twitter followers recently, thanking them for their immense support.

What's interesting here is that the majority of games on the list achieved their highest concurrent player records during launch week, before the numbers started dying down. In the case of Battlegrounds', it's done this months after launch, as it continues to grow in popularity.


Developer Bluehole promised extensive character customisation in the months to come, and we're already looking forward to new content in monthly updates.

Separately, Playerunknown himself asked players to chime in about a crucial design choice the studio is considering. It has to do with the information the UI currently provides vs. what it could provide.

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