Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has hit one million concurrent players for the first time in its history.
Valve's eight-year-old first-person shooter hit an incredible peak of 1,002,031 players today, according to official Steam stats.
That makes it the most-popular game on Steam by some distance. Valve's MOBA, Dota 2, is currently the second-most popular game on Steam, with a peak of 685,879 players. Battle royale PUBG is in third with 525,462 players.
Current theories point to the shooter's swelling popularity in China, as well as momentum gained from the move to free-to-play in 2018, coupled with the release of a battle pass in 2019. It seems likely the coronavirus outbreak, which has sparked a wave of self-isolation across the globe, has contributed too as people look for entertainment indoors.
Steam overall is seeing a huge number of users. At the time of this article's publication, 19,650,516 users were online - that's a new record.
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