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PUBG tops a whopping 2 million players

No, it’s called PUBG, not ‘Plunkbat’. That’s just stupid. You’re stupid. The ‘k’ in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is silent, not plosive.

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PUBG 2 million concurrent players

No, it’s called PUBG, not ‘Plunkbat’. That’s just stupid. You’re stupid. The ‘k’ in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is silent, not plosive.

It’s no surprise to learn that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG for short (but never ‘Plunkbat’, you deviants) keeps seeing increases in concurrent player numbers.

Anecdotally, we’ve been seeing more of those rare occasions where you can’t connect to a game. That would tend to be indicative of higher user numbers and greater server load. More annoyingly, we’re also seeing more people landing at our super secret favourite landing spot, the only place we’ve ever won chicken dinners (dinners, plural) from, so that’s upsetting.

[And no, we’re not going to tell you where it is, nor are we going to write any guides on PUBG tactics. Those are ours! Our own! Our precious! We won’t shares them, oh no we won’t! – PUBG Ed.]

Today SteamSpy, the Steam statistics aggregator (that is usually accompanied with a pinch of salt warning) has announced that PUBG has knocked off another whacking great statistical milestone: 2 million concurrent players.

To put that in a little context, that’s a fraction more people, all playing PUBG at the same time, than the number of people who live in Latvia. According to these numbers from Wikipedia, the island of Erangel was, at the time, the 149th most populated country in the world.

At the time of writing, having recently sailed past 10 million owners, Steam Spy now shows over 15.6 million owners of PUBG. Again, for more slightly out of context contextual examples, that’s more than the all-time sales of the Renault Clio (12.3 million) or the BMW 3-Series (14 million), and only a shade behind the almighty Honda Civic (16.5 million). Again, all weird and not-even-slightly related scale examples are from Wikipedia.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to go grab our frying pans, strap on a parachute, and beat to death any fool who dares land at our favourite house.


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Tom is an itinerant freelance technology writer who found a home as an Editor with Thumbsticks. Powered by coffee, RPGs, and local co-op.