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Steam breaks records with 20 million concurrent users amid virus outbreak

As more people flock to their homes due to the virus outbreak, Steam is casually breaking online player records.
Steam breaks records with 20 million concurrent users amid virus outbreak

Amidst world pandemic, the biggest digital PC gaming platform, Steam, reached a new concurrent online players record of 20 million (20,313,451), with 6.2 million in-game at that moment, likely because of many people staying at home due to the coronavirus.

This was reported and counted by SteamDB, a platform known as a reliable source for all things related to Steam statistics and numbers.

The previous record was set just over a month ago, on February 9, when 19,107,803 people were logged into Steam at the same time, which was also likely due to coronavirus spreading in China back then - both Dota 2 and CS:GO are free2play and quite popular in the most populous country of the world.

Considering that new quarantines are being declared around the world with each passing hour, we can expect to see an even bigger number of players in the coming weeks.

And not just on Steam, but on the other platforms also: Epic (Fortnite), Battle.net (Call of Duty: Warzone, Overwatch, WoW), and others.