For the first time, Valve's game distribution platform surpassed 10 million concurrent in-game players for the first time, as well as 32 million concurrent online users. On Saturday, January 7th, the number of concurrent online users surpassed the number of active in-game players for the first time.
In the last 24 hours, steam has surpassed the record for concurrent online users, with a new all-time peak of 33 million users being reported by the database website.
Since the beginning of 2020, steam has broken records for concurrent online users. By March of that year, the platform had shattered its previous all-time record for concurrent users, with over 20 million users by that time.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive took the top spot having achieved over 1 million concurrent players, while DOTA 2 was in second place. The recent release of the free-to-play social deduction game, which has achieved an all-time peak of over 600,000 players, was a surprise entrant in third place.