Steam hits new record for most concurrent users after two years

Valve has set a new record for the most concurrent users on its Steam gaming platform. The new record stands at 18.8 million players. There were far fewer players actively gaming than two years ago.

The new record was set on Sunday and now stands at 18,801,944 concurrent users. This breaks the record set on January 14, 2018. Then 18,537,490 users were present at the same time.

Remarkably, at the time of reaching the new milestone, there were more than a million fewer players actually in-game than two years ago: 5.8 million players now versus 7 million at the beginning of 2018. The statistics appear from the Steam Database and the site reports achieving the new record on Twitter.

In April last year, Valve broke the number of one billion user accounts on Steam. At that time, 90 million monthly active users were active on the platform. The competing Epic Games Store has 108 million accounts, Epic announced earlier this month.