Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds holds Steam No.1 spot, surpasses Fallout 4's concurrent player figure

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds holds Steam No.1 spot, surpasses Fallout 4's concurrent player figure

To no-one’s surprised, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is once again in pole position in the Steam Chart as its peak player figure hits a new high.

According to SteamSpy data, the Battle Royale title has reached 481,291 players, pushing it ahead of Fallout 4’s record from its launch in November 2015. 

In managing this feat, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has the highest concurrent player base of a non-Valve video game. This follows the news two weeks ago that the game had surpassed the concurrent player figure of Grand Theft Auto V.

In third place in the Steam charts this week is Dark Light from Snail Games which holds this position from its debut last week. The No.4 spot goes to new title Citadel: Forged with Fire from Valley developer Blue Isle Studios. This is an open-world RPG which launched into Early Access last week.

Counter-Strike comes in at No.5, while new release PlayWay’s Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 charts in sixth place.

Doom falls one place to No.7, still kept in the charts off the news that its DLC is now free, while Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator drops from second place to the No.8 spot.

Grand Theft Auto V also falls, slipping from No.8 to ninth place. Meanwhile, new release from Bastion and Transistor studio Supergiant Games, Pyre, comes at the No.10 spot

Below is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending July 30th:

1. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, Bluehole
3. Dark Light, Snail Gams
4. Citadel: Forged with Fire, Blue Isle Studios
5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve
6. Car Mechanic Simulator 2018, PlayWay
7. Doom, Bethesda
8. Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, Game Grumps
9. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
10. Pyre, Supergiant Games

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