For the first time, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG, for those in the know) topped Steam’s list of the 100 most-played games on the service. The game’s related Twitter account tweeted the exciting news over the weekend.
If you’ve ever tried following the list of top games, you probably gave up after a few weeks out of sheer boredom. There’s not typically a lot of movement, and the top spots are routinely dominated by the likes of Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and GTA5. With few exceptions, those titles have owned the list going back for years.
To finally secure the top spot this weekend, PUBG managed to entertain 877,844 players at once, compared to the 842,919 the next contender (Dota 2) managed. The numbers drop sharply from there, with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive delighting only 560,877 concurrent players, and Grand Theft Auto V tending to the entertainment needs of a paltry 104,871 fans.
PUBG is a relatively new sensation, still in Early Access but clearly having little trouble building an active and admiring following. It seems like only a few months ago we were reporting it had briefly topped Counter-Strike on the same chart, and now look at what it has done. Who’s to say what will happen next?
If you do happen to join the PUBG craze, you’ll want to give yourself an edge by making sure you’re playing with your settings properly optimized. We’ve posted a guide to help you increase your FPS while playing PUBG. Be sure to give that a look if you want the most enjoyable chicken dinner… and the most spectacular chaos.