PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” was recently in the news when the developer confirmed a sales milestone for the battle royale shooter. Now, it has reached another milestone when it comes to concurrent users online. The game has apparently established a new record for the number of users that were simultaneously online. Bluehole Studios Incorporated reported that around 1,028,275 players were active on Steam. It comes as surprise for critics since the game is currently still on Early Access, according to Valve. The game allows players to participate in squad-based battles or go on a free-for-all Deathmatch against everyone.

‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ steadily goes up

Currently, the record holder for the most number of concurrent users on Steam is “DOTA”, with 1,295,114 players logged in to play. However, ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ recent performance is definitely impressive for a shooter that is considered to be a comparatively new title. Some gamers believe that the FPS game is poised to take over the top spot soon. The game’s creator, Brendan Greene, appears to be quite confident that the battle royale title’s popularity could shortly eclipse that of “League of Legends”, which in itself is a very bold statement.

More features expected when the game launches

Currently, the game apparently features a single expansive map.

Some users have pointed out that most of their matches start and end the same way due to the lack of diversity. It should be noted that the game is still in Early Access, therefore some elements might still be missing. Nonetheless, updates are being pushed out to balance the gameplay and more. A new desert map has been teased and should become available before long.

The new map will be a lot smaller than the current one, but will apparently include more urban structures for players to take cover and surprise their opponents.

The numbers tell everything

Bluehole Studio Incorporated confirmed that “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” sales predict a bright future for the team-based shooter. Given its 10 million units sold means that a substantial number of players went online at the same time for the game to register that milestone.

Their partnership with Microsoft and its Xbox One port will also surely add even more people. Meanwhile, “Destiny 2” also recorded over 1.2 million concurrent users on consoles. The PC version is scheduled to launch next month and will most likely add even more players.