CHARTS: Facepunch's Rust spends second week at Steam No.1 spot

CHARTS: Facepunch's Rust spends second week at Steam No.1 spot

Survival game Rust was the best-selling release on Steam for the second week in a row.

Facepunch's title has seen a sudden surge in popularity in recent weeks thanks to streamers playing the former Early Access project. Last week it took the top spot and has continued to see record engagement; SteamCharts reports that the title has hit 244,394 concurrent players, while SullyGnome shows that the title has attracted 1.37 million viewers on Twitch.

Valve's Index VR headset held steady at second place, ahead of Cyberpunk 2077 which stayed at No.3 week-on-week. In fourth place is a brand new release, Chinese language game Heroes of the Three Kingdoms 8 from developer UserJoy Technology, which launched on January 12th.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DLC Operation Broken Fang from Valve rose three places to No.5, while both Kinetic Games' horror co-op title Phasmophobia and Axolot's Raft dropped one place, landing in sixth and seventh respectively.

Both Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto V are still hanging around in the Top Ten – at eighth and ninth respectively – while Sea of Thieves from Rare and Microsoft has fallen from No.4 to No.10 week-on-week.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending January 16th:

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

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