Over the Thanksgiving weekend holiday, the concurrent player count record on Steam was broken yet again. SteamDB revealed that an all-time peak of 27,384,959 concurrent players were using games on its service. The new record happened yesterday, Sunday, November 28. This is not the only time that the concurrent player count record was broken this year in 2021.
Earlier this year, Steam hit a record of 26,401,403. At the time, this beat out what was the record before with 25.4 million concurrent players in January. The top 10 games being played on Steam right now are Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Halo Infinite, PUBG: Battlegrounds, Apex Legends, New World, Team Fortress 2, MIR4, Grand Theft Auto V, and Rust. Several games also saw its concurrent player count record broken on Steam throughout 2021. Team Fortress 2 hit a peak of 151, 253 concurrent players in June. What makes this notable is that the game is 14 years old. It came out in 2007. The next month, Final Fantasy XIV broke its concurrent player record with 47,542 players playing the game at once. The previous record was 41,200 that happened in 2020.
Alongside the Thanksgiving holiday, Black Friday also took place with many platforms having sales including Steam. Several highlights from the Steam Black Friday Sale include Half-Life: Alyx being 50% off costing $29.99. Dying Light is $11.99. Disco Elysium – The Final Cut is $19.99. Red Dead Redemption II is $29.99. Death Stranding is $17.99 and Forza Horizon 4 is $19.79. The sales started on November 24 and lasts until November 1 at 10 am PT.
Other notable games on sale across other platforms include Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition, Borderlands 3, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition, Cyberpunk 2077, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint Standard Edition on the Epic Games Store. PlayStation sales include EA Sports FIFA 22, NBA 2K22, Far Cry 6, Life is Strange: True Colors, Marvel’s Avengers, and Red Dead Redemption II. Over on Xbox, players can also get discounts on FIFA 22, NBA 2K22, Far Cry 6, Life is Strange: True Colors, and Back 4 Blood and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.