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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has broken Steam's CCU record

Published: 18:21, 18 September 2017
Updated: 09:12, 02 October 2019
Players parachuting out of the plane at the start of a PUBG match.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has broken Steam's highest concurrent user record with 1,348,374 players online simultaneously over the weekend, and did so in spite of banning over 150.000 accounts for cheating since launch.

The list of records left to break for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is growing alaramingly short. As of this weekend the Early Access shooter has broken Steam's highest concurrent user with 1,348,374 players battling it out royale style at the same time.

Bluehole Players parachuting at the start of a PUBG match. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

On its way to the top PUBG seems to have shed a lot of undesirable parties, more accurately - cheaters. Bluehole studio as announced that they banned over 150,000 accounts since arriving in Early Access and 8,000 of those account suspensions occured on the same day.

Thinning the cheating hordes obviously had little effect on the game's player counts, as the above mentioned record clearly shows. Bluehole are using Battle Eye for their automated janitorial duties, a relatively unpopular choice but there were very few complaints coming from the PUBG community regarding the service.

Bluehole Two players looking at each other with their scoped rifles in PUBG. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Scoped and ready

The game's lead designer Brendan PlayerUnknown Greene will be hosting an official AMA on during this week, on 20 September 2017 together with other develpers currently working towards a full release for the game planned for sometime in early 2018. Additional information regarding scheduling of the AMA can be found on .

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