Steam Crosses 10 Million Concurrent In-game Players For The First Time: In addition to achieving 32 million users who are online at the same time, Steam has just crossed the milestone of 10 million concurrent users who are playing a game for the first time.
The announcement was made by SteamDB, and it shows that the milestones were reached on Saturday, January 7. The in-game concurrents were at 10,082,055 million, and the concurrently online users (those who are simply on Steam but are not necessarily playing a game) were at 32,186,301. Both of these numbers were reached simultaneously.
— SteamDB (@SteamDB) January 7, 2023
As for the games that these millions of people were participating in, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive had 1.08 million concurrent players at the time this article was written, making it the most popular game in the past 24 hours. Sitting behind Counter-Strike were DOTA 2 (766,096), Goose Goose Duck (605,694), PUBG: Battlegrounds (439,944), and Apex Legends (367,585).
Following the conclusion of one of Steam’s major discounts, the milestone was accomplished just after the holiday season. It also arrives during a period in which there are no significant new games being released.
Since the COVID-19 epidemic first started, Steam has repeatedly been able to break its record for the most concurrent users at the same time. Since reaching its previous high of 27.3 million concurrent users over Thanksgiving 2021, the number of concurrent users has only continued to go up since then.