That’s right, we’ve finally done it! PUBG has hit 3 million concurrent players. After what has been an incredibly successful year for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, the game has managed to beat the concurrent player record for all other Steam games three times over.
Before PUBG, the concurrent player record for a Steam game was Dota 2 – this game managed to hit 1.29 million concurrent players, but now often sits between 600,000-800,000 players.
The success that has lead to PUBG hitting 3 million concurrent players may have seemed like a stroke of luck, but the main man behind Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has been dedicated to the game mode for far, far longer than PUBG has existed. We also have the new test server to thank – this helped to boost the playerbase even further. This new test server includes the Miramar desert map on PUBG.
PUBG Hits 3 Million Concurrent Players – What’s Next?
With PUBG now hitting 3 million concurrent players, we’re wondering what accomplishments they’ll hit next. By the looks of things, the playerbase for PUBG doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In fact, it’s likely that the PUBG player count will continue to grow even further. Since its early access release back March and April, PUBG has consistently boosted its concurrent playerbase record by 60% each month. It slowed down to a 20% growth over the last 30 months, but that’s still very impressive.
We also have to remember that the PUBG Xbox One release date will be hitting next month on December 12. This is undoubtedly going to increase the player count even further. It’s perfect timing too – everybody will be coming home for the holidays, so there’s likely to be a huge increase in players during December. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that PUBG will go on sale for Christmas, but it’s still worth every penny at full price.
We think with this rate, its fair to say that PUBG could easily reach a cross-platform record of 5 million concurrent players sometime next year.