Figures from SteamDB show that the number of daily players of the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds game recently dropped below 1 million for the first time in a year. There has been a downward trend since the beginning of this year.
The SteamDB figures show that the game has lasted almost exactly a year to attract more than 1 million players every day. The peak was around the turn of the year, when about 3 million players were online simultaneously for a short time. Since then, there has been a steady decline, with the number of players slowly declining on other statistics sites as well. It is difficult to compare this trend to competitor Fortnite, whose number of players cannot be followed via Steam, for example. In February, Fortnite managed to surpass the peak of PUBG.
The game hit 1 million concurrent players for the first time on September 8 of last year. According to SteamDB’s statistics, the release of PUBG Mobile in March caused a brief dip in Steam players, after which numbers recovered.
A month ago, the developer of PUBG announced a campaign called Fix PUBG. In a three-month period, the company aims to fix bugs and respond to players’ suggestions for improvement. The campaign should also benefit the game’s performance.
In the meantime, more games have been released that feature a battle royale mode, in which players compete against each other until only one is left. For example, on Monday, a test for such a mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was released for PlayStation 4 owners.