PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – more commonly referred to as PUBG – is a ridiculously successful game, and it’s not even out of Steam’s Early Access yet. Earlier this month, 10 million copies of the game were already sold on Steam, and just recently, it beat Dota 2 to be the most played game on Steam with 1.35 million concurrent players.
More specifically, PUBG had as many as 1,342,857 players online at the same time, beating Dota 2’s all-time peak of 1,295,114 players. Not only is this an impressive feat, it’s worth noting that PUBG isn’t even a free to play game like Dota 2.
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In essence, PUBG is a Battle Royale-style game; 100 players parachute onto an island where they’ll fight until only one player is left. Weapons and ammunition are limited, and there are various ways to survive until the end. Some players take the “stealth approach” and camp until only a few players are left, while some spend the majority of the game looting for the best weapons and armors.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is expected to be released on Xbox One sometime this fall; we imagine the game’s playerbase will grow even more once that happens. As for PC players, Bluehole is targeting for PUBG to be out of Early Access by the end of this year.