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CS: GO hits 1 million concurrent players for the first time in its history

Published: 14:34, 14 March 2020
Updated: 14:40, 14 March 2020
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Valve's online shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has hit 1 million concurrent players on Steam for the first time in the game's long and rich history, which spans over 20 years. The game peaked at 1.001.756 players.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO), Valve's super-popular shooter has hit 1 million concurrent users on Steam. At the time of writing, 1.001.756 players have been playing the game, which is simply astonishing achievement, showing that CS: GO is more popular than it has ever been and will not be going anywhere anytime soon.

The record is even more impressive since Activision's free to play battle royale Call of Duty: Warzone just released four days ago. But instead a minor drop in the concurrent player count due to heavy competition, CS: GO managed to attract the highest number of players in its long and rich history. Simply outstanding. 

Steam Charts steam charts screenshots showing how CS:GO hit 1 million concurrent players CS:GO hits 1 million concurrent players

Since November 2019, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been on the rise with each passing month by 5 to 10 per cent average player gains. Last month, CS: GO peaked just below 1 million - 916.996 played the game at the same time, which was a new record for the shooter. 

Players over at social media are joking that the Coronavirus outbreak has certainly helped but let's not take anything from this truly awesome achievement. These numbers have been coming for quite some time and hats off to the development team for making such a special game.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a free to play shooter, available on PC via Steam.

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