When PLAYERUNKNOWN’S Battlegrounds released earlier this year, absolutely nobody could have predicted what a wild success it would go on to be. For a game that only went into early access in March, it’s insane to think that it’s taking on (and beating) some of the biggest games on the planet.
The game has managed to beat Valve’s own DOTA 2 and CS GO, managing to reach 877,844 concurrent users ahead of DOTA 2 (842,819) and CS: GO (560,877) in the same 24 hour time period.
This also gives Battlegrounds the second highest amount of concurrent users of all time, going head of CS: GO which peaked at 850,484 in April, 2016. Unfortunately, it still has a long way to go to holding the overall record. DOTA 2 holds the all-time record of 1,291,328 players back in March, 2016. It’s hard to see Battlegrounds reaching this number, but anything is possible.
What is definitely clear though is just how much of a success the game is. The concept which essentially started out as an ARMA 2 mod has come a long way and literally taken over the gaming world this year.