Steam, Valve's renowned gaming platform, has reached an impressive milestone with almost 34 million concurrent users, as reported recently. This record was achieved at 14:00 UTC when a staggering 33,675,299 users were actively connected to the platform, surpassing the previous peak concurrent user (CCU) record of 33,598,520. Notably, around 10,653,243 of these users were actively gaming, illustrating that approximately two-thirds of the connected users were actively engaged.
This achievement is part of Steam's continuing growth, with a prior record of surpassing 30 million CCU in October 2022. Counter-Strike 2 emerged as the most-played game during this peak CCU moment, with over 1.2 million players, followed by Dota 2 with over 730,000 players, PUBG: Battlegrounds with 556,000 players, and Baldur's Gate 3 with 287,000 concurrent players. Remarkably, the decade-old GTA V secured the sixth position with over 213,000 players, hinting at the excitement surrounding GTA 6.
With Steam's steady expansion and extensive game library, it's only a matter of time before it surpasses the 34 million CCU milestone. As the platform's growth continues, it's expected that further records will be set, reaffirming Steam's position as a powerhouse in the gaming industry.