11 years after its release, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is still playing at the top. Popular FPS game CS:GO broke Steam’s online player record, according to the latest data
Released in 2012, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has continued to maintain its position among the most popular games on Steam ever since. Moreover, this success has come true despite the competition of new games that have been released recently.
New record from 11 years of CS:GO
According to SteamDB’s data, the competitive multiplayer FPS game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, released in 2012, broke the all-time record of concurrent players with 1,320,219 players on February 11, 2023, surpassing the previous record of 1,308,963 players. With Counter-Strike 1.0 released in November 2000, the series that has been in our lives for over 20 years was essentially a Half-Life mod. So the value of this long-term success is greater.
Despite a number of tweaks and improvements over the years, CS:GO is still basically that old game as we know it. And it looks like CS:GO is more popular than ever right now. By the way, the second place on the list is the newly released Hogwarts Legacy. The RPG game set in the Harry Potter universe reached 879,308 simultaneous players. The increase in the number of simultaneous players is directly proportional to the increase in the number of people using Steam. In January, the number of active players on the platform reached an all-time high of 10,284,568. The number of people who entered had reached the record level of 33,078,963.