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Indie horror Lethal Company tops 100,000 concurrent users on Steam

The early access release briefly passed Team Fortress 2, Rust, and War Thunder on the Steam most played chart.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

November 20, 2023

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A player exploring a spooky moon in Lethal Company
Image via Steam

Lethal Company topped 100,000 concurrent users on Steam over the weekend, briefly passing heavy hitters like Team Fortress 2, Rust, and War Thunder on the Steam most played chart.

That's according to the latest estimates from SteamDB and a tweet from developer Zeekerss, which indicate the game hit an all-time peak of over 115,000 users within the last 24 hours.

Lethal Company is a co-op horror title that requires players to work together to scavenge materials from abandoned moons in service of a profit-hungry corporation.

The indie release made its Steam Early Access debut on October 23, 2023, and has evidently found a substantial audience in the weeks since.

"While I was asleep Lethal Company passed 100,000 concurrent players. Unbelievable, thank you for playing. Releasing updates for this game will be very fun," wrote developer Zeekerss on X, formerly Twitter, confirming the news.

As it stands, PUBG: Battlegrounds holds the Steam concurrent player record with an all-time peak of over 3.2 million users.

The battle royale shooter is flanked by Counter-Strike 2, which sits in a distant second place with an all-time peak of 1.8 million players. Lost Ark, Dota 2, and Cyberpunk 2077 complete the rest of the top five, according to SteamDB.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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