2020 is a year of records for Steam. Once again it was able to surpass its previous high of simultaneously active users. In March it was still over 22.6 milli on. Now he doesn’t change too close another two million
The growth of Steam
How many accounts were active at the same time? The website According to SteamDB With 24,776,635 users on December 12, 2020, most players were logged into Steam at the same time. However, it was able to beat the old record from March earlier.
Constant growth: As early as October 30th, the platform had over 23 million simultaneous active users. A new record track then began at the end of November. The trend has continued upwards since then.
What’s behind it?
In March, Corona was most likely responsible for the growth. Although the pandemic will do its part again this time, one can assume that due to the gentler rise, that too the Christmas season ensures that more people stay at home in the cold weather.
Lots of users around Christmas: In previous years, the number of users on the distribution platform rose slightly in December, before falling again slightly towards summer. In 2017, Steam reached 18 million simultaneously active users, while in April 2018 it was “only” 16 million.
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Records in individual games
Individual games also benefit from this growth. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was able to break the magical limit of one million simultaneously active players for the first time at the beginning of the year and was the first game on Steam with this success.
Cyberpunk 2077 does its part: In the meantime, the shooter has been replaced by Cyberpunk 2077 published on December 10th, the current one according to Steam’s official statistics remains at the top of the platform’s concurrent titles played by most users.
However, such a great service comes with problems. A security flaw was recently uncovered that allowed hackers to access your PC in some games.