- PUBG sets active user record-
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PUBG Steam Record: No other game has had so many active players so far...
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds set another record at the end of the year, 3,106,358 active players:
The Battle Royal Game has set the record for Steam with the most active users and left real heavyweights like Dota 2 or CS: GO far behind. So many players active at the same time had no other game on Steam.
Despite Early Access it is the game with the most active users. In order to measure the success of a game, sales figures are often looked at first.
The number of simultaneously active users is a very good indicator of how lively the community around a title really is.
Steam’s list of “top games according to the latest figures” provides an insight into what is currently at the top of the list, at least on this sales platform, and the favour of the users.
Accordingly, more than three million users were logged into PUBG at the same time. Steam’s latest peak of 3,106,358 players makes the game by far the most successful title in the “Current Players”section. By way of comparison: the cult moba Dota has a record of almost 1.3 million, the online tactics shooter Counter-Strike: at peak times, the global offensive had 830,000 concurrently active users.
According to the unofficial statistics of Steamspy, PUBG can currently be found in more than 26 million Steam accounts – and of course the users not listed here are on other platforms. One can be curious to see how these figures will develop over the next few months.
1.5 million cheaters were banned from PUBG.
It is clear that the cheaters are one of the biggest problems in PUBG.
Now the developers of BattlEye, the anti-cheat system used in the title, have provided new figures on how many of the digital scammers have already been found. Accordingly, more than 1.5 million cheaters have been banned from PUBG since the start of Early Access. 800,000 bans have been banned since 14 November alone. As PlayerUnknown developer Brendan Greene explains in talks with Kotaku, the majority of cheaters come from China.