The massively popular Battle Royale game, PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, has broken records to become the first Steam game to register one million concurrent players every day for an entire year, a streak that was broken just a day later. PUBG just managed to hit a million concurrent players every day for 365 days before the streak ended after the 366th day, managing a peak just shy at 960,263.
As reported by PCGamesN, data from SteamDB showed 365 days of the record-breaking amount of players, an incredibly impressive feat for a game that peaked at 3.2 million concurrent players in January. The players have consistently been dropping off since, largely due to the surging rise in popularity of Fortnite. As noted by GameIndustry.biz, it nearly didn’t achieve the milestone as it dropped to 5,000 players within the million concurrent mark.
Whilst the numbers remain strong PUBG’s developers, PUBG Corporation, face an enormous challenge in bringing players back to the numbers that they once were. With increasing competition coming the way of new Battle Royale modes in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Battlefield V.