On February 11, CS:GO hit over 1.3 million concurrent players, which is the games highest players recorded on the game since its release. The number is reported to be 1,320,219.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, or more commonly known as CS:GO, has cemented itself as the biggest FPS over the years and it was only last month the game recorded over 1.2 million concurrent players, which was just short of its previous record. Previously, the higher number of players was due to several factors, such as a new operation or major being played. However, this time round, the game has shown it’s still a titan in the FPS genre even without updates.
In previous years, Valve has been criticised for its lack of updates to the game and also new content such as their operations. The last operation to be released was Operation Riptide, which released in September 2021 until February 2022 and we are yet to see another since then. There have been several rumors circulating which says this could be relating to work being done on Source 2, but, this has been something discussed for years and nothing has been confirmed as of yet. The below list shows the previous releases of operations:
- Operation Bloodhound (May 26, 2015)
- Operation Wildfire (February 17, 2016)
- Operation Hydra (May 23, 2017)
- Operation Shattered Web (November 18, 2019)
- Operation Broken Fang (December 3, 2020)
- Operation Riptide (September 21, 2021)
This means we could likely be seeing an operation sometime in the next couple of months, but, yet again, we have no confirmation on this and it’s all currently rumored. The next CS:GO major, which is the BLAST Paris Major, is due to start on May 8th, which could see a further increase in players.
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