Just last year, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) was the undeniable king of the hill when it came to not only the battle royale genre, but even when it came to games with the largest concurrent active daily players.
While the PUBG concurrent player numbers are still nothing to sneeze at, it’s now dipped below one million for the first time in a year! Checking SteamDB, it lists the 24-hour peak as only 976,253! Could this dip be due to PUBG’s closest rival, Fortnite? Or maybe it’s because the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 battle royale mode called Blackout, was available for beta participants yesterday?
It’s weird seeing this sudden dip, as just eight months ago, PUBG saw its all-time high of over 3.2 million concurrent players shock everyone. Who would have thought that’d be the game’s all-time high, right? Of course, hitting 970,ooo concurrent players is no easy feat, and it’s definitely far from the game dying or fading into oblivion, but it’s worth noting nonetheless.
Should PUBG Corporation or Bluehole be worried? Most likely not, but given how the game’s player base has consistently dropped due to Fortnite’s success, don’t be surprised if PUBG dips below one million players again.
In other PUBG news, check out this grease-proof Xbox One controller made by Microsoft to commemorate the game’s launch in Australia.