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CS:GO monthly active user numbers reached 24 million in February

Published: 17:29, 23 March 2020
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According to Superdata's latest report, Counter-Stike: Global Offensive player count peaked at 24 million in February 2020, which is the highest level ever for the nearly eight-year-old online shooter.

Valve's online shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is breaking all sorts of records recently. Last week, CS: GO hit  1 million concurrent players for the first time in its history and according to the latest numbers from a market intelligence company Superdata, CS: GO has reached another remarkable achievement.

The game peaked at 24 million monthly active users in February 2020 which represents the highest player number in CS: GO's rich history. Superdata reports that player counts for the game have trended upward consistently since the game switched to a free-to-play model in 2018.

On top of this, CS: GO has a massive update in November 2019, which introduced a battle pass and cosmetic character skins. This resulted in monthly revenue that is approaching the title's previous all-time peak in July 2017. An incredible achievement, to say the least.

However, while things are looking great for CS: GO at the moment, Superdata predict that the player count may not be sustainable "given the runaway success of Call of Duty: Warzone" and the upcoming release of Riot Games' free to play game Valorant. Whether that happens and CS: GO's player count drops in the upcoming months it remains to be seen.

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You can check out Superdata's full report here.

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