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PUBG’s million players a day streak has ended

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Just this week, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds became the first game in the history of Steam’s existence to have over a million concurrent players every single day for an entire year. It’s a phenomenal achievement, and the sort of recurring engagement that most games could only ever dream of.

Every day since every day since September 2017, the game has seen over a million players. The number peaked in January with 3.2 million players on a single day, but has since seen a steady decline. It came close to breaking the streak on September 5, which saw the player base at just 5000 concurrents over a million.

Now, that streak has been unceremoniously broken. PCGamesN noted that after 366 days of having a million players every day, PUBG’s numbers reached a peak of 960,263. That’s still incredible, mind you, but it does show that PUBG’s decline continues.

It’s likely driven by Fortnite’s continued success – and quite possibly the start of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout beta, which looks like the swish and polished military FPS that PUBG promised to be.

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds problems are numerous and known. The developer hasn’t been able to keep the game as updated as they’d like, and the pervasive problem of cheaters persists. Developer Bluehole has even become so tired of hearing people complain that they created a website outlining their plans to “Fix PUBG.”

“This is a phrase that we’ve been hearing a lot lately. Bugs, performance problems, and quality-of-life issues have been limiting PUBG’s true potential, and you want it fixed.

So we think it’s time to do something about it.

FIX PUBG” is a months-long campaign to deliver the changes and improvements that you’ve been asking for. We’ve created a roadmap with specific details about our plans, and we intend to update it as we go, checking things off as we deliver on our promises.”

Too little, too late?

Last Updated: September 11, 2018


  1. Gavin Mannion

    September 11, 2018 at 14:52

    I just don’t understand why they haven’t hired 100 developers to fix their bugs and stay on top of the pile. It really just feels like they decided to cash in and keep costs low


    • Frik van der Hewerskink

      September 11, 2018 at 15:41

      I can agree with you to some extent, They should have done that, but a lot sooner. Throwing devs at a problem once the problem is already quite big, usually just slows down the process even more.


    • Geoffrey Tim

      September 11, 2018 at 16:06

      They did. they hired 100 devs, put them on an island..and well, you get the idea.


  2. Admiral Chief

    September 11, 2018 at 15:21

    Once again, the minority of asshole humans screw it up for the majority


  3. Pieter Kruger

    September 11, 2018 at 15:49

    Best Battle Royale out there at the moment!


  4. GooseZA

    September 11, 2018 at 15:54

    I chuckled at the header image. Darryn would be proud.


    • Guz

      September 11, 2018 at 16:11

      I lol’d as well, what was the undertakers streak again? 21 years or something stupid


      • Guz

        September 11, 2018 at 18:12

        Also wrestling is just anime for rednecks xD


  5. Ld_Elon_Postman_RoyalMale

    September 11, 2018 at 16:22

    PUBG cheaters went to fortnite…
    Epic doesn’t have as bigger ban list for their love of money.


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