Just 16 days after passing 1.5 million concurrent players, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds extended its record to over 2 million earlier today.
Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene tweeted out an image this morning, confirming that PUBG’s new high, for now, sits at 2,008,048 players. The previous record before PUBG came on the scene was Dota 2’s player count of just under 1.3 million in March 2016.
Despite a ton of recent server issues and a bombardment of negative reviews from angry Steam users, PUBG has retained its immense popularity across the world. It should come as no surprise, as the game surpassed 10 million sales just last month, and it’s still selling.
But PUBG is especially popular in Asia, where about half of its recent playerbase remains, according to SteamSpy. At the end of September, a total of 49 percent of the game’s players came from China and Korea, with just 10 percent from the U.S.
PUBG now faces some competition in the battle royale genre thanks to Fortnite: Battle Royale, but players are still finding their way to Erangel to earn chicken dinners, as these numbers would suggest.