Red Dead Redemption 2 hits record concurrent users on Steam

Red Dead Redemption 2 hits record concurrent users on Steam

Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 has hit a new record for concurrent players on Steam.

That's according to data from Steam Charts, which reckons that the title had 66,113 simultaneous users on Sunday, November 27th at 14:00 GMT. This is a 30.7 per cent increase on the previous month.

This news comes over three years after the title's initial November 5th, 2019 release on Steam. It's likely that this renewed popularity has something to do with the game currently having a 67 per cent discount on the platform.

This might be to sweeten the pot after Rockstar confirmed it would not be doing any major update for the game's multiplayer component – Red Dead Online – so that the developer could focus on Grand Theft Auto 6.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has shipped over 46 million copies to date. The title shifted one million copies within its first month on Steam

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