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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Passes GTA V to Become Steam’s 4th Most Played Game

by Kyle Hanson


PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is easily one of the biggest and most successful indie games of all time. The game takes the battle royale concept that has been the subject of countless mods and fine tunes it to near perfection. An Xbox One version is planned for later, but right now it’s lighting up the Steam charts, with it recently hitting the fourth highest number of concurrent players on the platform. This puts it above such all time greats as GTA V, Payday 2, and Left 4 Dead 2.

The info was shared by the official account for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, marking the moment when it passed GTA V. The player counts at the time were 382,561 for PUBG, achieved this month, and 360,761 for GTA V, which the game hit back in April 2015. To be clear, these are the games’ all time high concurrent player counts.

Current charts, as in real-time, still show PUBG on top, resting in third behind DOTA 2 and CS:GO, and above GTA V, H1Z1: King of the Kill, and many more. This is likely a very good sign for the future of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which has been growing a bigger and bigger audience all the time.

The game still sits at or near the top of the Steam “Best Seller” chart, and with an Xbox One version in the works there’s nowhere to go but up.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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