Steam breaks 20 million concurrent users as people stay at home due to coronavirus
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Steam breaks 20 million concurrent users as people stay at home due to coronavirus

Manish Rajesh   Mar 16, 2020

Since Coronavirus or COVID-19 has so many people stuck at home, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Steam broke its all time concurrent users record, with a whopping 20 million concurrent users online on Valve's platform at the same time. That's 20,313,451 users to be exact, according to SteamDB.

Just a month ago, Steam had broken the record and reached 19 million concurrent users, this was back when the virus was rampant mostly in China. As more people stay at home, we can probably expect the number of concurrent users on Steam to also go up. Well, now's as good a time as any to catch up on that backlog of games.

Out of the 20 million users online, a peak of 6.2 million were in game at the same time. The majority of them on CS:GO, which was on the top of the steam charts. In fact, it has been beating Dota 2 on multiple occasions now. Dota 2 was higher as of writing this though.

Outside of Steam, in its first week, Call of Duty: Warzone drew in an impressive 15 million players. We'd love to see the number of players online on Fortnite as well, as schools around the world continue to close.

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