There’s a global pandemic going on, and expert recommendations have had a load of people staying at home in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. On March 15, Steam set a new concurrent user record of 20 million. On March 21, that record grew to 22 million, then 23 million on March 28. Now, another week has passed and another record has been set: 24 million users.
24,535,923 users, to be precise, all logged into Steam at the same time on April 4, as SteamDB shows. That’s purely the number for users logged into the client itself. The actual in-game number peaked at 8,171,592, which is another record high.
CS:GO also hit a new player count record over the weekend, with 1.2 million players in-game. Another massive hit is Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, which instantly shot up the charts and hit a peak of 248k on April 4 – the best of any game on Steam that’s not one of the platform’s long-standing top three: CS:GO, Dota 2, and PUBG.
So how long is the streak of records going to continue? Download some free Steam games and wait – we’ll find out in a week’s time.