Steam Breaks Concurrent Player Record With Help From Cyberpunk 2077

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It has only been a few days since Cyberpunk 2077 released, and Steam has already broken a record for the most concurrent users ever. As of December 12, the new record is more than 24 million players, with CD Projekt Red’s RPG playing an enormous role in making this possible.

To be precise, 24,776,635 people were on Steam concurrently on December 12, with about a quarter of those users active in a game. Since the pandemic began, Steam’s concurrent numbers have steadily increased, albeit with a brief dip in the summer–hopefully those absent players were still practicing social distancing.

So, what are the driving forces behind the recent surge? Cyberpunk 2077 is a major player, of course, with an all-time peak of more than 1 million players, while Steam staple Counter-Strike: Global Offensive slightly edged it out on the same day. Most of the other games on the chart are Steam mainstays, including Dota 2, Player’s Unknown Battlegrounds, Grand Theft Auto V, and Team Fortress 2.

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