CS:GO was released on 21 August 2011, and it has been 11 years since the game’s release date. Valve’s FPS game continues to grow, and it has now reached a new record concurrent player count of 1,349,390.
This is the third time Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has reached a new record this month; before this milestone, CS:GO reached 1,324,800 concurrent players last week.
Over 900k people are playing the game at the time of writing. These numbers are enormous for a game now eleven years old and show the influence and staying power that CS:GO has maintained over the years.
The game’s basic premise has not changed much since the previous iterations. Players have to kill the enemies on the other side, and a bomb-planting mechanic adds an intense sense of urgency to each round of the game. Performing better also allows players to earn more money for new weapons and armor.
In a world where we are getting new and exciting titles like Hogwarts Legacy with huge AAA budgets and popularity from well-established franchises, CS:GO’s player counts are nothing short of a miracle. Recently, Hogwarts Legacy sold 12 million copies in a few weeks, yet Valve’s FPS game has not been affected much.
To this day, CS:GO is a nostalgic experience for millions of gaming fans worldwide. The simple but skill-based gameplay satisfies players of all levels while offering a high ceiling for those looking to perfect their aim and shooting abilities. If you have never played the game or want to return to the game, CS:GO is available for free on Steam.
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