PUBG Dips Below 1 Million Concurrent Players for First Time in a Year

Shortly after breaking a record for 1 million daily PC players over a year, PUBG fell short of the number on the day of the Blackout beta's release.

The eternally-popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds recently set a record-breaking streak of concurrent players on the PC, but this streak quickly came to an end. Charts from SteamDB show that while PUBG had at least 1 million daily players for at least a year, the number dipped below the 1 million mark yesterday.

Coincidentally (or not, more likely), yesterday was the PS4 launch of the beta for BlackoutCall of Duty: Black Ops 4’s own battle royale. On that day, the player count for PUBG only reached 960,000 players. PUBG is a game that at its highest point reached up to 3 million concurrent players, but as the game faces significant competition from titles like Fortnite, the number has thinned out.

On the Blackout side of things, Treyarch confirmed a list of changes they intend to implement after the first day of the beta. Meanwhile, PUBG is still adding weapons and features, including a training mode in the game’s most recent patch.

PUBG is available to play on PC and Xbox One, with a popular mobile version free-to-play. The closed Blackout beta is available to PS4 owners who pre-ordered Black Ops 4, with the closed beta coming to PC and Xbox One on September 14.

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Chris Compendio

Chris is a writer currently based in the Philadelphia area. They are currently writing for film website Flixist, podcasting for Marvel News Desk, and were an editorial intern for Paste Magazine's gaming section. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a creative writing major.

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