Baldur’s Gate 3 breaks its peak CCU record, surpassing 875k concurrent players and posting impressive retention | Game World Observer

Baldur’s Gate 3 breaks its peak CCU record, surpassing 875k concurrent players and posting impressive retention | Game World Observer

Hundreds of thousands of players continue to flock to Baldur’s Gate 3 every day, even almost two weeks after its launch. The latest game from Larian Studios has just broken its own record for peak concurrent users.

Baldur's Gate 3 peaks at over 875k concurrent players, just 4k short of this year's leader Hogwarts Legacy

On August 13, Baldur’s Gate 3 peaked at 875,343 concurrent users (CCU), according to SteamDB. This is 60k more than its previous record of 814,666 CCU set on August 6.

Right now, the game is just 3,965 concurrent players shy of Hogwarts Legacy, the biggest Steam launch of 2023 by that metric. These are truly impressive results, given that Larian Studios itself didn’t expect the numbers to be this high.

Yesterday, Baldur’s Gate 3 was the second most played game on Steam, with CS:GO still holding the throne with over 1.2 million CCU that day. It outperformed Dota 2 (668k CCU), Apex Legends (405k), and PUBG (385k).

With its latest record, Baldur’s Gate 3 cemented its spot in the top 10 Steam games of all time by peak concurrent players. It is now right between Hogwarts Legacy (879.3k) and Goose Goose Duck (702.8k).

Top 10 Steam games of all time by peak concurrent players

On Steam, 96% of the 95k user reviews for Baldur’s Gate 3 in the last 30 days are positive. When looking at the game’s overall rating, which also includes reviews written during the 3-year Early Access period, 94% of the 153k reviews are positive.

On Metacritic, BG3 currently has an average score of 97, making it tentatively the highest rated game of the year — above The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (96). But it only has 21 reviews vs. 145 for Zelda.

On Opencritic, Baldur’s Gate 3 also has an average score of 97, but based on 42 reviews (100% of critics recommended it). However, many journalists have yet to finish the game, so it is too early to judge the final rating.

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