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Report: Team Fortress 2 has had over 50 million players

Steam leak gives us very accurate ballpark numbers of the biggest games on the platform.

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The rise of PUBG might lead you to think it's the biggest game on Steam historically, but that's not accurate, even if the competition is slightly skewed (with some games being free-to-play or very cheap). The biggest game, according to this post on Ars Technica, is Team Fortress 2. The free-to-play title first launched over ten years ago, and according to these numbers has amassed over 50 million players over the years. Second in the list is another Valve staple in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with over 46 million players. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is the most recent release in the top with more than 36.5 million players in third. Another 2017 release, free-to-play survival game Unturned ranks fourth with over 27 million players, and Left 4 Dead 2 rounds out the top 5 with more than 23 million players.

Steam top ten player counts:

1. Team Fortress 2 50,191,347 players
2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 46,305,966
3. PUBG 36,604,134
4. Unturned 27,381,399
5. Left 4 Dead 2 23,143,723
6. Payday 2 18,643,807
7. Garry's Mod 18,576,379
8. Warframe 16,332,217
9. Counter-Strike: Source 15,001,876
10. Paladins 14,371,946

These numbers were leaked as a result of a slight hole in the API that has since been patched up. But hopefully, Valve will provide accurate numbers in the future as they do with concurrent player counts.

Team Fortress 2
Team Fortress 2 rules Steam... for now.

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