According to Steam Database Counter Strike: Go has recently broken their highest player count, the reports counts with 876,575 players shooting each others in any of the game modes currently featured in the popular FPS.
The game peaked all-time peak was established on August 21, 2012, when the game reached 854.801 players around the world. The game has been through a resurgence in it’s popularity after going F2P and featuring a battle royale mode.
.@CSGO has beaten it's all time concurrent players peak, making the new record 876,575 players.
We suspect it might go even higher tomorrow along with Steam itself.https://t.co/ctFAqBuucZ
— Steam Database (@SteamDB) February 8, 2020
PCGamesN reported that over 200,000 players joined the game in the first month of F2P. Throughout 2019 other 200,000 players became active players. Battle royale mode followed the same strategy applied by Epic Games on Fortnite, custom skins and new knives where added.The battle royale mode did not enjoyed more success due to having a tough market to compete with, last year Apex Legends was released, and PUBG and Fornite are still going strong.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) expands upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 19 years ago. CS: GO features new maps, characters, weapons, and game modes, and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust2, etc.).
“Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999,” said Doug Lombardi at Valve. “For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS’ award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac.”