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Valve's popular platform witnessed an influx of players over the weekend.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

October 24, 2022

1 Min Read
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Steam broke a pretty notable record over the weekend after more than 30 million users accessed the platform simultaneously.

According to Steam's official charts, the platform attracted precisely 30,029,339 concurrent users on October 23, 2022, to set a new all-time peak.

For context, Steam managed to pull in over 27 million concurrent users in November 2021, but has now surpassed that total by some margin.

The platform has broken its concurrent user record multiple times since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and seems to be carrying that momentum forward.

Over the past 24 hours, the five most-played titles were Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, PUBG: Battlegrounds, Apex Legends, and Lost Ark.

Valve recently introduced new real-time and weekly Steam charts to "provide a better overview for what is hot on Steam right now," and also pledged to refresh its regional pricing suggestions more frequently to keep pace with economic changes.

The Steam Deck, Valve's handheld console, has also become more accessible to consumers since it launched in February this year, with Valve recently scrapping its waiting list after managing to increase hardware production.

About the Author(s)

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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