Well, that didn’t take long.
The team over at Steam has confirmed what was pretty much inevitable at this point – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has reached a new record in concurrent players.
Per this announcement, the game has managed to clear over two million concurrent players, at current count being 2,016,498. That’s insane, meaning that the game attained 15,000 concurrent players in just a day’s time. And that’s not including who else bought the game.
This is the latest record for Bluehole’s battle royale-like multiplayer game, as it previously had a concurrent player count of 1.349 million players last month, surpassing Valve’s own DOTA 2 in popularity – and it’s continuing to grow. And more than likely, we’re not too far off from three million players.
The game also sold over 15 million copies since its release, an amazing feat considering it’s still in Early Access. That count is expected to rise as well, as the game moves along in development. It’ll attract a lot of Xbox One owners as well when that version arrives this fall.
So, yeah, you just can’t stop Battlegrounds. May the trend continue!
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available now in Early Access for Steam, and will release on Xbox One very soon.