Steams Hits 22 Million Concurrent Users Due To Coronavirus

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Due to the effect of COVID-19 on people, most places are under lockdown and folks are urged to stay at home. The past few weeks have been amazing for gamers as most games started hitting record numbers of users. This includes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which hit one million concurrent players.

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According to SteamDB, Steam has hit its all-time high by reaching a peak of 22 million concurrent players. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic 22,678,529 players were online simultaneously.

Most of the games that helped contribute towards the record were free games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2, while some of the paid games included DOOM Eternal, which hit over 100,000 concurrent players.

Steam also started giving away games for free such as Goat of Duty, Tomb Raider, and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris increasing the number of players and helping other gamers to have fun while they are under quarantine. As more places start to go under lockdown, there is a good chance for Steam to set even higher records than what they currently have, but it's very hard to say as some places are starting to have network issues during the quarantine period.

Steam is also offering multiple discounts for publishers such as Ubisoft, THQ Nordic, Square Enix, and much more. They are also having some indie game developer game sales, which include some pretty good deals. So, this is the perfect time to grab the game you've been waiting to try out and play through it as you have ample amounts of time.

So, what are your thoughts on Steam breaking records? Are you planning on buying any games from Steam while you are spending time alone? Personally, I would suggest getting multiplayer titles so that you can enjoy them with a community and make new friends. Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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