Steam has a set a new record for concurrent users, with over 27 million users playing online at the same time. That’s a whole lot of gamers. 

As reported by NME, data garnered from SteamDB showed that the gaming platform hit a new all-time peak of 27,182,165 concurrent users on Saturday, November 27th. That easily smashed the previous record of 26.9 million users which was reached back in April.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic keeping people under lockdown for much of the past two years, Steam has saw its user numbers remain at a very high level – there’s not much else to do when you can’t work and you’re in your house day after day.

The Steam data also showed which games players were enjoying the most during the new all-time peak. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was top with 849,144 players, followed by Steam classic Dota 2 with 663,561 players. Other popular titles PUBG, Apex Legends, and New World completed the top five. The rest of the top ten was filled out by Grand Theft Auto 5, Team Fortress 2, Rust, MIR4, and Wallpaper Engine.

Steam could stand a strong chance of breaking that new all-time peak already with the incoming La Nina weather pattern set to provide a very wet summer. Steam’s huge Autumn sale is also currently being underway.

Titles like Hades, Outer Wilds, and Monster Hunter: World are available at hugely discounted prices until the end of the month, with as much as 30-40% off. That’s a lot of Christmas savings. Acclaimed games like Disco Elysium: Final Cut are cut-price for a limited time only. Even the notorious Cyberpunk 2077 has been massively reduced, if you fancy giving it a go now all the hype and furore has long died down.

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