Steam reaches 26 million concurrent users, a new record

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Steam reaches 26 million concurrent users, a new record

2021 has been a great year for Steam, surpassing 26 million concurrent users for the first time. Last month, Steam passes25 million concurrent users, showcasing a huge growth rate for PC as a gaming platform.

This new record comes after the release of NIOH 2 Complete Edition on Steam, and with "Ghost Valley Yawara", a recently launched Chinese game, surpassing 175,000 concurrent players on the platform. Recent releases to the platform like Apex Legends is also contributing to Valve's recent success, with the game having over 180,000 concurrent players at peak times. Even with these more recent successes, old favourites like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and GTA V are all maintaining high player counts.

With the onset of new coronavirus lockdowns in many regions, a lot of people are turning to games to hang out with friends and communicate with those that they cannot visit. This has brought more people to platforms like Steam. 

As of right now, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is Steam's most popular game, with a peak concurrent player count of 1,119,604 gamers over the past 24 hours. That's right, over 1 million gamers are playing CS:GO every day.
CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 has fallen down Steam's concurrent player charts, having a peak player count of 47,272 over the past 24 hours. That places the game's concurrent player count within the same ballpark as Total War Warhammer 2, War Thunder and NIOH 2. 

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