Dota 2 achieves over 400,000 average players once more
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Since November 2019, Dota 2 hasn’t seen an average of 400,000 players until last month. With the coronavirus grounding more and more people, it looks like many fans are either returning to the game en mass or new players are signing up. Then again, it could also be both.
COVID-19 probably isn’t the only reason for the spike, though, as Valve also made meaningful adjustments to the game and an engaging Dota Pro Circuit this season. According to Steam Charts, Dota 2’s player base rose by 7.14% to reach 405,978 average players in February, 2020. In comparison, the game had an average of 401,931 players in November, with an increase of 3.5% from the month prior.
We’re currently half-way through March, and Dota 2 has experienced a growth of 1% in the last thirty days, indicating that we could receive a higher average by the end of the month. The highest average players Dota 2 has seen since 2012 is 709,178 in February 2016. No other month has crossed the 700,000 mark since.
Valve has experienced growth in other areas as well. CS:GO recently crossed the 1 million player milestone for the first time since its launch in August 2012. Steam also broke a record of its own during this trying period with 20 million concurrent online users, of which 6.2 million of them were in-game.
#Steam has just reached a new concurrent online user record of 20 million, with 6.2 million currently in-game, likely due to many people staying at home due to the #coronavirus.https://t.co/bzLMfMOJvD#COVID19— SteamDB (@SteamDB) March 15, 2020
These numbers could continue to rise so long as gaming remains one of the world’s chosen activities, as more and more people choose to stay at home in avoidance of the coronavirus.