news\ Aug 1, 2017 at 7:53 am

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds surpasses GTA V's highest player count; Hits top 5 peak players on Steam

Another one bites the dust...

playerunknown's battlegrounds record

To say that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is hit would be an understatement. Ever since the game hit Steam, its popularity skyrocketed and the game is now planned to release on the Xbox One. 

Regardless of why PUBG is such a hit, it's become a fact that, at this point, PUBG is a juggernaut on the PC. The official Twitter account for PUBG has posted a photo showing the peak player counts in July and PUBG sits at number three. Why is this such a feat you may ask? Because PUBG is the highest ranking "non-Valve" made game on Steam (Valve owns Steam, for those of you who don't know). 

The data in the image shows a game's highest point a player count has ever reached, so basically, PUBG has surpassed both GTA V and Fallout 4's highest point ever. The includes GTA's highest player count, back in April of 2015.

What's astounding is that PUBG is still an early access title and has sold over 5 million copies. 

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is scheduled for its full release in late 2017, with an Xbox One version following soon thereafter.

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