PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds continues to use its footing and appeal to amass new followers and fans every single day. The astonishing fact about the seemingly never-ending popularity surge of the last-man standing shooter is that it only releasing through the early access program in March.
Recently, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds passed Grand Theft Auto V on Steam in terms of peak concurrent players. Now, it has jumped over Fallout 4 as well.
According to Steam Charts, a third-party application that monitors player-activity on the platform, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has achieved the record for the third-highest concurrent players at peak. It falls just behind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2.
At the time of writing, nearly 300,000 players are enjoying the multiplayer online battle royale experience. This makes it the second-highest placed game on Steam with the most activity. Dota 2 leads the pack in this regard with 500,000 players.
It goes without saying that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the most popular non-Valve game right now on Steam. Based on statistics, it has a chance of beating Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on a good day. However, there is a great divide before it can even touch Dota 2.
Last week, it was revealed that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has sold more than five million copies since its release this year. Note that the game is still in early access but it continues to generate popularity nonetheless. It is slated to arrive for Xbox One later this year, with a PlayStation 4 version inbound next year. If everything goes according to plan, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds should come out of its early access robes and witness an official release in the coming months.