There seems to be no stopping Steam right now, Valve are on a roll with repeatedly breaking their own user records.
Sound familiar? Yeah, at this point it's not even a surprise. With masses more people staying home, it's going to happen and likely again a few more times still. Yesterday, for the first time, Steam hit over 24 million concurrent users online at the same time with just over 7 million of those actually in a game.
We missed something else too, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has repeatedly smashed through milestones too since last writing about it only a week or so ago. At each peak time of around 6-7PM UTC, CS:GO regularly smashed records over the last week to a new high of 1,226,724 set on April 1st.
Here's a new timeline of events for you:
- February 3 - Steam hits new record of users online at 18,801,944
- February 8/9 - Steam hits new record of users online at 19,107,803. Additionally, CS:GO hit 876,575 and then again the next day 901,681.
- March 14/15 - CS:GO breaks a million people online for the first time ever at around 1,007,062 players and then again the next day with around 1,024,845. Meanwhile during this time, Steam broke a record again for users online at 19,728,027 and again the following day broke 20 million (about 20,313,451) for the first time ever!
- March 22/23 - Steam hits 22,678,529 online and CS:GO reaches a new peak of 1,102,067.
- March 29 - Steam hits 23,434,674 users online, plus CS:GO hits 1,123,002
- April 1 - CS:GO hits another record high of 1,226,724 players online
- April 3 - Steam hits 24,157,126 concurrent users online.
You know what's also slightly interesting? Valve's monthly Hardware Survey went out as usual, and it appears to show a small uptick in the Linux percentage. For March, it showed Linux at 0.87%. See the history of it on our Steam Tracker.