Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has broken its own player record for the highest number of simultaneous players. Last weekend, more than 1.4 million players played the game simultaneously on Valve’s game platform.
From figures from SteamDB shows that CS:GO was recently played by 1,420,340 players simultaneously. That’s a new record for the game, which first came out in 2012. Moba game DOTA2, also from Valve, took second place last weekend with a peak number of players of 750,000.
The new record follows rumors that Valve will soon release a CS:GO version based on the Source 2 engine. References to it recently appeared in Nvidia drivers. According to sources from game journalist Richard Lewis, this upgrade will appear as a beta this month. Activity on Valve’s Counter-Strike blog has also ramped up over the past month, InsiderGaming also notes, which would suggest Valve is coming out with an update soon.
Update 3:50 PM: The article initially suggested that the player count of 1.4 million is a new record for Steam. That is not correct: PUBG previously reached a record number of more than 3 million players. The article has been adjusted accordingly. Thanks Tricolores.
Thank you to our 1.4M Twitter followers for organizing and playing CS:GO concurrently today.