Steam Breaks Another Concurrent User Record

Posted Mar 23, 2020 by DarthHazard

The various different actions by governments from around the world has led to a lot of free time for many to play games. And it seems that Steam is a popular option, with the platform breaking another concurrent user record.

As recorded by Steam Database, the previous record of 20 million concurrent users was set just a few days ago and it has already been overtaken by the new record of over 22 million gamers (22,678,529 gamers to be exact).

It doesn’t look like it’s going to be a one-off or a long-held record either with over 21.5 million users online right now and as we the number of Coronavirus cases increase, more Steam users will find some free time to play their favourite gamers.

The spike in activity on Steam occurred at around 3 PM GMT which was the mid-morning over in the United States, afternoon in the United Kingdom and late evening in China. Players were mainly enjoying Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2 and Football Manage 2020 during the peak in activity.

Football Manager 2020 is currently available to play for free due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Gamers have been able to enjoy the game for free on Steam for the past few days, with the offer set to end on the 25th of March 2020. All progress from the free week is set to be transferred over to the full game if you ever decided to purchase the full game.

Were you one of the 20 million gamers enjoying Steam yesterday? And what have you been getting up to at home? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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