Coronavirus causes Steam to almost reach 20 million concurrent players

The coronavirus lockdown has increased Steam's concurrent players that much it has broken a record.

Published Sun, Mar 15 2020 3:11 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:44 AM CST

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, thousands, if not millions of people are now being forced to stay indoors. But what are these people doing to entertain themselves? Gaming, of course.

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According to the official Steam stats, the gaming platform has just reached a new record in terms of concurrent players. According to the stats, Steam almost broke 20 million concurrent players, with the new record being set at 19,728,027 players being online at the same time. This increase in concurrent players is no doubt due to the coronavirus outbreak forcing people to stay at home.

The stats also show that games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, DOTA 2, Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Rainbow Six Siege, Grand Theft Auto V, and other titles are getting an influx in players. If Steam's charts are any indication of what is going on, I would say that this same increase would be present across all gaming platforms. If you are interested in checking out the stats for yourself, a link can be found here.

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Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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