Steam has updated its own record for the number of users who were online at the same time. Yesterday, the peak online in the Valve store exceeded 26 million people for the first time.According to SteamDB, on February 7, 26,401,443 people were on Steam at the same time.

At the same time, the official statistics of the store indicates online at 26,401,586 users.

The previous record for online was recorded on January 2 and amounted to 25.4 million people.

CS are still in the top three in terms of the number of simultaneous players:GO (1.1 million players), Dota 2 (657 thousand players) and PUBG (410 thousand players). The Chinese game Tale of Immortal immediately came in fourth place, which you can read about in detail here.

A new increase in user activity could be influenced by the demo festival taking place from February 3 to February 9, within which you can try projects under development for free. Also, on February 9, the launch of the public beta of the Chinese version of Steam will take place, which can attract even more people to the store.

Speaking about the growth of online, it is impossible not to take into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Valve itself noted that after the introduction of quarantine measures, the time spent in games increased dramatically, and users began to buy titles more often.