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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds breaks Steam’s record for most users ever

This thing is like a nuclear bomb

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One week after surpassing one million concurrent users on Steam, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has now set the all-time record for concurrent players.

The game — which, again, is in early access — peaked at 1,348374 concurrent users today, displacing Valve-published Dota 2 for the top figure all time.

The old record was 1,291,328 users on Dota 2 playing the game in March 2016, according to Steam Charts. Last week PUBG breached the one million mark, more than 25 percent better than Dota 2 at 745,000 at the same time.

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has already sold more than 10 million copies. It remains to be seen what, if anything, the full release could add to the player base when that happens for PC at the end of the year and Xbox One next year.

Meantime, for good old PUBG action, may we recommend the latest episode of Awful Squad, our crack commando team sentenced to a maximum security military stockade in 1972 for a crime they didn’t commit.

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