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CHARTS: Rust ends Cyberpunk 2077's run at Steam No.1 spot

CHARTS: Rust ends Cyberpunk 2077's run at Steam No.1 spot

After five weeks at the top of the Steam charts, CD Projekt's Cyberpunk 2077 has been dethroned.

The RPG title has dropped to third place four weeks after it was released on December 10th, which also followed two weeks where pre-orders were the best-selling item on the store. This also follows a report that suggests Cyberpunk 2077 has lost 79 per cent of its Steam players within a month of launch.

Facepunch's survival title Rust has taken to the top spot this week following a surge of popularity caused by a number of big-name streamers playing the title. The game hit new records for engagement on both Steam and Twitch last week and has since smashed these. Rust's peak concurrent users on Steam currently stands at 243,988 – according to SteamCharts – while analytics platform SullyGnome reports that the title has hit a peak Twitch viewership of 1,373,791 people.

Valve's Index VR headset rose one place to No.2 while Rare and Microsoft's Sea of Thieves falls from second place to fourth. Co-op horror title Phasmophobia rose two positions to fifth while Raft from Axolot Games holds steady at No.6.

Supergiant's colourful roguelike Hades fell from fifth to seventh place over the week. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DLC Operation Broken Fang rose from No.10 to No.8, while Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 hold up the bottom of the Steam Top Ten.

1. Rust, Facepunch
2. Valve Index VR Kit, Valve
3. Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt
4. Sea of Thieves, Xbox Game Studios
5. Phasmophobia, Kinetic Games
6. Raft, Axolot Games
7. Hades, Supergiant
8. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Operation Broken Fang, Valve
9. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
10. Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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