A lately found gap in Valve’s API revealed exact information for whole variety of gamers on Steam video games – and Team Fortress 2 nonetheless leads the pack.
Steam is the biggest PC gaming market on the planet, so naturally there’s a number of curiosity in its internal data. Case in level, a recently-discovered (however now plugged) gap in its API supplied a exact snapshot of what number of gamers personal every game.
This information comes from The End Is Night developer Tyler Glaiel, who defined his efforts in a Medium post (thanks Ars Technica). It appears this API allowed customers to view the share of gamers who full Steam achievements by as much as 16 decimal factors.
This allowed Glaiel to work backwards and calculate whole gamers as a complete quantity. There are limits to this methodology – it solely works for video games which have achievements, and wouldn’t account for unplayed game purchases. But it nonetheless provides an concept of what video games are getting traction inside Steam.
Right now, it appears the highest Steam game is Team Fortress 2 with over 50 million gamers. It is carefully adopted by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The first strictly single-player game on the listing is Skyrim at 11th place with 13 million gamers, plus one other Four million with the Special Edition. We’ve listed the highest twenty video games right here:
- Team Fortress 2 – 50,191,347
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – 46,305,966
- PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS – 36,604,134
- Unturned – 27,381,399
- Left 4 Dead 2 – 23,143,723
- PAYDAY 2 – 18,643,807
- Garry’s Mod – 18,576,379
- Warframe – 16,332,217
- Counter-Strike: Source – 15,001,876
- Paladins – 14,371,946
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 13,235,488
- Terraria – 13,132,545
- Portal 2 – 13,062,700
- Sid Meier’s Civilization V – 12,701,498
- Grand Theft Auto V – 12,604,123
- Borderlands 2 – 11,218,936
- Robocraft – 10,145,493
- Rocket League – 10,110,342
- Portal – 9,971,481
- War Thunder – 9,536,732
Valve has since plugged up the leak, as it’s developing its own method for sharing internal data. That means these figures will shortly develop into old-fashioned, however they’re fascinating to evaluate all the identical. You can view the full list here.