Steam hits a new milestone: 17 million concurrent users

Steam hits new records: 17 million concurrent users, close to 7 million gaming at once.

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Valve is the center of PC gaming so it shouldn't be a surprise to hear that the digital distribution giant has reached 17 million concurrent users, with nearly 7 million concurrent gamers playing on Steam at once.

Steam hits a new milestone: 17 million concurrent users |

Black Friday would've helped this in a big way, with Valve reaching a new peak of 17,683,804 users at once. SteamDB has said that they've noticed a new high of 6,813,617 users in-game at once, which is crazy. Battlegrounds on its own is doing nearly 3 million concurrent players, which is just unbelievable.

We don't know how many Steam users there are in total since Valve doesn't freely release that information but back in 2014 the company said it had reached 75 million users. In 2015, Valve said they had over 125 million "active" accounts... so we can only imagine what they have now. 200 million? Probably.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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