Steam sets an all-time new record high for concurrent users.
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Steam has surpassed the 27 million concurrent user record today. Earlier, the gaming service surpassed 27 million concurrent users online at the same time. Specifically, the new peak topped out at 27,182,165 users. This beats Steam's previous record of 26.9 million concurrent users that was set back in April 2021.

There are probably a number of factors that went into today's big Steam milestone. First off, it's a holiday weekend here in the States. A lot of people are probably home from work, assuming they're even going in to the workplace to begin with. Secondly, there's a big Steam Autumn Sale going on, so people are diving in for some huge deals. There is also the whole Steam Awards nominations going on now. Also, it's around the time for a lot of big game releases, so it probably stands to reason that people are there actually playing video games.

Games like New World, Halo Infinite, and the usual suspects like CS:GO, Dota 2, and Apex Legends are pulling in several hundred thousand players today alone.

This probably won't be the last time we hear about Steam breaking concurrent user records.