Cyberpunk 2077 has over a million concurrent players on Steam

Night City at night
(Image credit: CD Projekt Red)

Fallout 4 previously held Steam's record for most players in a singleplayer game, with 472,962 people playing Bethesda's open-world game at launch in 2015. Today, Cyberpunk 2077 blew right past that and kept going, with 1,000,297 concurrent players at the time of writing [Update: It peaked at 1,003,264, and is now drifting back down]. Of course, with CD Projekt's new RPG available on GOG, Epic, GeForce Now, and Stadia as well as consoles, the true number of people exploring Night City at the moment (or at least, trying to) is even higher. There are a million people watching it on Twitch too.

The current overall record for the most players in a game on Steam was set by PUBG, with 3,257,248 people simultaneously chasing a chicken dinner on January 13, 2018. But Cyberpunk 2077 has already surpassed Terraria's peak of 489,886 and is catching up on Dota 2 (1,295,114 players) and CS:GO (1,308,963 players).

By the way, if you're still looking at Steam's download speeds in despair right now, it might just be that servers are overloaded in your locality. Go to Steam>Settings>Downloads and switch your download region to somewhere on the other side of the world. You're welcome.

And while you're waiting for that download to complete, here are 8 things you absolutely should not miss in Cyberpunk 2077 and an atmospheric tour of Night City to watch.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.