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Steam records new all-time peak of over 27 million concurrent users

The previous record of 26.9 million concurrent users was set in April 2021.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

November 29, 2021

1 Min Read

Steam set a new concurrent user record over the holiday weekend after playing host to over 27 million people.

According to third-party tracker SteamDB, an all-time peak of precisely 27,384,959 concurrent users was recorded 22 hours ago, topping the previous record of 26.9 million that was set in April 2021.

The record has been broken multiple times since the start of the pandemic, but the latest milestone represents the first time the platform has surpassed the 27 million mark.

The top five most-played Steam titles over the past 24 hours were Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, PUBG: Battlegrounds, Apex Legends, and New World, with those games amassing over 2.3 million players combined.

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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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