PUBG just reached the fourth-highest peak player count in Steam history
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' massive success continues to show no signs of stopping.
Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene revealed earlier today that PUBG just achieved the record for the fourth-highest peak player count in Steam history with 382,561 players. It edged out the spot from Grand Theft Auto V by just under 22,000 players.
For context, GTAV has sold over 80 million copies across all platforms and is one of the best-selling and highest rated games of all time. Ahead of PUBG on the list are Steam mainstays Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Fallout 4 in its release month.
No matter what way you look at these numbers, this is huge, and it shouldn't be a surprise. PUBG has become the second-most watched game on Twitch in just three months since its release on Steam early access, and the game is still being supported with weekly and monthly patches leading up to its full release.
Since joining Steam early access in March, PUBG has added a zombies mode, numerous weapons, and a second map is already in development. Developer Bluehole Studio has done a great job of updating and optimizing the battle royale title, and it seems as though the gaming world has taken notice.