CS:GO sets a new record again with peak online players surpassing 1.42 million

According to tracking statistics from SteamDB, “CS:GO”, which has been popular worldwide for ten years, set a new record for peak online players last weekend, reaching 1,420,183. This is another milestone for the game, and the official released a special tweet thanking fans for their support in creating this new record.

“CS:GO” has always been one of the most popular games on the Steam platform, with its online player numbers consistently topping the charts. It has nearly doubled the number of players of “Dota 2”, three times that of the recently popular game “Hogwarts Legacy”, and five times that of “Apex Legends”.

Recently, the peak online player count for “CS:GO” has been repeatedly refreshed. The previous record was created about half a month ago, at 1,324,800, and the earlier record was set at the beginning of last month. Some speculate that the recent popularity of “CS:GO” may be related to its recent rumors.

It was previously reported that in NVIDIA’s GeForce Game Ready 531.18 WHQL driver, files related to CSGO’s Source 2 update were discovered through updates to NVIDIA GeForce Experience. These files included strings like “csgos2.exe” and “source2”. In fact, rumors have been circulating that “CS:GO” would switch to the new engine after “Dota 2” migrated to the Source 2 engine in 2015. This event seems to confirm that the new game is not only developing smoothly but that NVIDIA has obtained relevant information and is taking specific optimizations and options settings for the game in GeForce Experience.